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Curriculum

Total credits for the BFA in Product Design: 120 (or 126 if an integrated degree in Humanistic Studies, a minor in the Liberal Arts, or the MAT preparatory curriculum is chosen).
The below degree plan is for the 2017-18 academic year. Existing students should use MyMICA or contact their Advisor to get a personalized degree plan.

First-Year Requirements

All students must complete the following requirements:

Course TitleCourse
Number
Credits
Forum I FF 111 3.00
Forum II FF 112 3.00
Color & Design FF 120A or 120B 3.00
Form & Space FF 130A or 130B 3.00
Systems & Time FF 140A or 140B 3.00
Drawing: Tradition & Innovation FF 161 3.00
Drawing: Contemporary Practices FF 162 3.00
First-Year Studio Elective 3.00
Total Credits for the First-Year Requirements: 24.00

Liberal Arts Requirements

*One of the Humanistic Studies electives in the standard BFA degree plan must be taken in LIT (Literature) or CWRT (Creative Writing).

Course TitleCourse
Number
Credits
Art Matters AH 100 3.00
Modernism & After AH 201 3.00
Art History Electives AH 9.00
Critical Inquiry HMST 101 3.00
Humanistic Studies/Literature Elective (any level)* 3.00
Humanistic Studies/Literature Elective (300 or 400 level)* 3.00
Intellectual History I and II -IH1 and -IH2 6.00
Science/Math NSCI 3.00
Theory -TH 3.00
Academic Electives (or Writing Workshop, if required) 6.00
Total Credits for the Liberal Arts Requirements: 42.00

Product Design Major Requirements

Course TitleCourse
Number
Credits
Design Studio: Fundamentals PRD 201 3.00
Design Studio: Methods and Processes PRD 202 3.00
Material Ecologies PRD 211 3.00
Human Factors and Ergonomics PRD 212 3.00
Design Ethics and Sustainability PRD 222 3.00
Design Lab I PRD 301 3.00
Design Lab II PRD 302 3.00
User-Centered Design Workshop PRD 311 3.00
Entrepreneurship Workshop PRD 312 3.00
Communication Platforms in Design PRD 321 3.00
Design Lab III PRD 401 3.00
Social Innovation Workshop PRD 411 3.00
Thesis Seminar: Megatrends PRD 451 3.00
Thesis Studio PRD 452 3.00
Studio Electives 12.00
Total Credits for the Product Design Major Requirements: 42.00

This page was last updated on 11/21/2017.