Basic Design Studies

Before a student begins any degree-seeking program in the Department of Design they must first apply and be admitted to the department. 

Newly admitted students enroll in Basic Design Studies (BDS) 101: Design Thinking and Making and BDS 103: Drawing for Design for the Fall semester and Core major studios for the Spring semester. Students must earn a "C" (2.0) or greater in these courses to advance forward in the program. Courses are only offered once a year. 

Department of Design Grade Requirements 
If a course is required under the major studies section on your degree check sheet, you must receive a grade of C (2.0) or better to continue on to the next course in the sequence. A grade of C- (1.7) or lower will require you to repeat this course. Students in the Department of Design must maintain a cumulative 2.0 GPA to graduate with a degree in Design.