Transportation Design

Transportation Design Curriculum

Freshman Year

First Semester = 15-16 Credit Hours
EarnedCourse #Course TitleCredits
EarnedCourse #Course TitleCredits
SLP 007CCS First Year Experience1
DFN 101Foundation Drawing I3
DFN 1163D Techniques3
Choose One**DFN 1172D Design3
DFN 1183D Design
DTR 125Freshman Trans Design Studio I3
DEN 108The Art of Argumentation3
Second Semester = 15 Credit Hours
DFN 112Drawing II: Visualization3
Choose One**DFN 1172D Design3
DFN 1183D Design
DFN 119Digital Fundamentals3
DTR 126Freshman Trans Design Studio II3
DFS 101Introduction to Interdisciplinary Study3

Sophomore Year

Third Semester = 18 Credit Hours
EarnedCourse #Course TitleCredits
DTR 113Visual Communication I3
DTR 221Design Theory I3
DTR 231Digital Modeling I3
DTR 232Sophomore Trans Design Studio3
DEN 239Survey of World Literature3
DAH 200Art & Culture: Ages of Discovery3
Fourth Semester = 18 Credit Hours
EarnedCourse #Course TitleCredits
DTR 201Visual Communication II3
DTR 222Design Theory II: Mobility3
DTR 233Sophomore Trans Design Studio3
DTR 241Digital Modeling II3
DTR 305Vehicle Systems & Packaging3
ChooseDAH 201Visual Narration: Africa/America3
OneDAH 201Visual Narration: Asia

Junior Year

Fifth Semester = 18 Credit Hours
EarnedCourse #Course TitleCredits
DTR 320Junior Trans Design Studio3
DTR 202Visual Communication III3
DTR 362Digital Modeling III3
DTR 304Portfolio Development3
DTR 257Human Factors3
DAS 213Business Practices3
Sixth Semester = 18 Credit Hours
EarnedCourse #Course TitleCredits
DTR 321Junior Trans Design Studio3
DTR 371Science & Technology3
DTR 302Visual Communication IV3
DTR 461Digital Modeling IV3
DAH 341History of Modern Design3
DNS 300Natural Science3

Senior Year

Seventh Semester = 12 Credit Hours
EarnedCourse #Course TitleCredits
DTR 420Senior Trans Design Studio3
DTR 303Visual Communication V3
ChooseDAH 400Art History 3
OneDVC 400Visual Culture Elective
DLE ---Liberal Arts Elective 33
Eighth Semester = 12 Credit Hours
EarnedCourse #Course TitleCredits
DTR 421Senior Trans Design Studio3
DLE ---Liberal Arts Elective 3
DLE ---Liberal Arts Elective 3
DET BY PATH*DEN 107Writing Workshop3
DLE ---Liberal Arts Elective
DEN 107 is placed as a liberal arts elective.  English path is determined by ACT/SAT writing scores or the English Placement Exercise (EPE).
Catalog Year 18/19 Total Credits      126-127
Total credits: 127:   First Year Experience=1;   Foundations=18;   Major=69;   Liberal Arts=39;  

Transportation Design Program Learning Outcomes (PLO)

Upon graduation, students in the BFA Transportation Design program will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate the ability to create and illustrate their own vision of aesthetically sensitive and original transportation design concepts in a clear and compelling way, then compile this work into a professional level portfolio for use in gaining internships and employment upon graduation.
  2. Translate their 2D idea sketches into 3D physical and digital models with a high degree of craftsmanship, and demonstrate the capacity to present their work in a professional manner.
  3. Research and identify emerging cultural and technical trends, and integrate them into designs that anticipate future human needs and experiences.
  4. Demonstrate competence in their application of technical manufacturing and ergonomic criteria in their designs, as well as the business considerations needed to bring their ideas to reality in the market place.
  5. Demonstrate that they have given in depth consideration to how the human user will interact with and use their designs.
  6. Demonstrate leadership and teamwork through appropriate research, brainstorming methods, design/concept execution and professional conduct.
  7. Incorporate consideration of the ecological, environmental and social impact of their design proposals in support of local and global sustainability.