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Academic Catalog 2021-2022 
Academic Catalog 2021-2022 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Art & Design, Design Track, BA

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Major Requirements: 46 credits

In this track, design is presented as a universally applicable method for envisioning change, developing effective plans for achieving that change, and then efficiently putting those plans into action through hands-on practice. Merging design thinking, aesthetics, and hands-on inquiry within the context of sustainability offers opportunities to consider the making process through a systems approach that integrates cultural values, social needs, and ecological impacts. Grounded in a deep understanding of materials and process, centered in skillful practice, and connecting the arts, humanities, and sciences, the sustainable designer/maker seeks to balance the tension between artisanal and industrial production modes in order to provide for the material and technological needs of a just society while respecting the boundaries and limits of the ecosystems that are the source of working materials.

Design Electives

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