Students who want to complete their education sooner should consider enrolling in summer courses. Attending school during the summer may give students the chance to accelerate their schooling and pursue unique educational options in a short amount of time.
Design studies are often a fusion of engineering principles and design. Architecture, graphic design, retail merchandising, and apparel design are informed by design studies coursework. Designing on digital platforms and fabrication of product prototypes are practiced in design labs.
Online Summer course in Design
Two week integrative design program that explores design in California. Students will explore how California design is defined by studying their cultures, lifestyle and industries (such as surfing, snowboarding, entertainment industry and startups). [+]
California by Design (August 14th - 24th, 2017) is an integrative design studio where students are exposed to the West Coast region as a very specific context for design innovation. California is more than a place— it’s a lifestyle and worldwide it is known as the epicenter of innovation for action sports and hi-tech products and services. This studio will uncover what it means to be Californian by exploring its cultures, lifestyles and industries (such a surfing, skateboarding, snowboarding, entertainment, and start-ups) and then examining their unique influences on fashion, behaviors and imaginations. Students will learn how the design of artifacts relates to built environments. They will also explore how design is influenced by California’s history, culture, environment and economic trends.... [-]