Wayne State University

Minor in Design

This minor offers students the opportunity to learn fundamental visual concepts in design and apply these in a studio setting. The minor also broadens understanding of creative expression from the past to the present.

Students must complete 21 credits as specified below:

DRAWING choose one (3 credits)

  • ADR 1050 – Drawing I (3 cr)
  • ADR 1060 – Drawing II (3 cr)

CORE choose one (3 credits)

  • ACO 1200 – Surface Studio (3 cr)
  • ACO 1230 – Spatial Studio (3 cr)
  • ACO 1270 – Digital Studio (3 cr)

DESIGN (3 Credits)

  • ADN 3100 – Design Process (3 cr)

ART AND DESIGN HISTORY choose one (3 credits)

  • AH 1110 – Survey of Art History: Ancient through Medieval (3 cr)
  • AH 1120 – Survey of Art History: Renaissance through Modern (3 cr)
  • AH 1130 – Global Arts of Africa (3 cr)
  • AFA 5430 – History of Costume (3 cr)
  • ADN 6320 – History of Modern Design I (3 cr)
  • ADN 6330 – History of Modern Design II (3 cr)

DESIGN STUDIO ELECTIVES (9 credits)

In discussion with your art advisor, choose three studio electives from fashion, graphic, industrial and/or interior design.

FASHION – AFA 2410, AFA 2420, AFA 3400, AFA 3410, AFA 3420, AFA 3460, AFA 3470, AFA 4430, AFA 4460
GRAPHIC DESIGN – AGD 2240, AGD 2250, AGD 3250, AGD 3260, AGD 4250
INDUSTRIAL DESIGN – AID 3200, AID 3300, AID 3310, AID 4300, AID 4600
INTERIOR DESIGN – AIA 1610, AID 2600, AIA 2610, AIA 3610, AIA 3620, AIA 4600, AIA 4610, AIA 4620

To declare your minor, fill out the online Declaration of Major or Minor Portal