Art and Design (Course 4-B)

Department of Architecture

Bachelor of Science in Art and Design

General Institute Requirements (GIRs)

The General Institute Requirements include a Communication Requirement that is integrated into both the HASS Requirement and the requirements of each major; see details below.

Summary of Subject Requirements Subjects
Science Requirement 6
Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences (HASS) Requirement [three subjects can be satisfied by subjects in the Departmental Program]; at least two of these subjects must be designated as communication-intensive (CI-H) to fulfill the Communication Requirement. 8
Restricted Electives in Science and Technology (REST) Requirement 2
Laboratory Requirement (12 units) 1
Total GIR Subjects Required for SB Degree 17
Physical Education Requirement
Swimming requirement, plus four physical education courses for eight points.

Departmental Program

Choose at least two subjects in the major that are designated as communication-intensive (CI-M) to fulfill the Communication Requirement.

Design StudiosUnits
4.021Design Studio: How to Design9-12
or 4.02A Design Studio: How to Design Intensive
4.022Design Studio: Introduction to Design Techniques and Technologies12
4.031Design Studio: Objects and Interaction 112
or 4.032 Design Studio: Information Design and Visualization
Foundational Subjects
4.110Design Across Scales and Disciplines12
4.302Foundations in Art, Design, and Spatial Practices (CI-M)12
4.500Design Computation: Art, Objects and Space12
4.657Design: The History of Making Things12
Thesis Subjects
4.THT[J]Thesis Research Design Seminar (CI-M)12
4.THUUndergraduate Thesis12
Restricted Electives
Select 48 units from among any of the three categories below:48
Designing for the Future: Earth, Sea, and Space
Toy Product Design
Introduction to Design
Design and Manufacturing I 2
The Product Engineering Process 2
Design Studio: Objects and Interaction 1
Design Studio: Advanced Product Design
Design Studio: Interaction Intelligence
Creative Computation
Furniture Making Workshop
Computational Structural Design and Optimization 2
Tiny Fab: Advancements in Rapid Design and Fabrication of Small Homes
D-Lab: Design 2
Design Studio: Information Design and Visualization 1
The Human Factor in Innovation and Design Strategy
Visual Communication Fundamentals
Advanced Visualization: Architecture in Motion Graphics
Visual Computing
Software Design
Computer Graphics
Digital and Computational Photography
Introduction to Design Thinking and Innovation in Engineering
Interactive Data Visualization and Society
Visual Design 2
Data Storytelling Studio
Digital Humanities: Topics, Techniques, and Technologies
Art and Experience
Introduction to Artistic Experimentation
Art, Architecture, and Urbanism in Dialogue
Introduction to Sound Creations
Introduction to Three-Dimensional Art Work
Introduction to Photography and Related Media
Introduction to Video and Related Media
Modern Art and Mass Culture
Drawing for Designers
Fundamentals of Theater Design
Interactive Design and Projection for Live Performance
Civic Media Collaborative Design Studio
Units in Major153-156
Unrestricted Electives60-63
Units in Major That Also Satisfy the GIRs(36)
Total Units Beyond the GIRs Required for SB Degree180

The units for any subject that counts as one of the 17 GIR subjects cannot also be counted as units required beyond the GIRs.


Either 4.031 or 4.032 may be used as a restricted elective if not selected as part of the design studio requirement.


Subject has prerequisites that are outside of the program.