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First Semester = 15-16 Credit Hours
 Course #Course TitleCredits
SLP 007CCS First Year Experience1
DFN 101Drawing I: Rapid Concept3
DFN 132Process & Making3
Choose One**DFN 117 or DFN 1182D Design or 3D Design - Form & Space3
DTR 125Freshman Transportation Design Studio I3
DEN 101 Composition I 3
**Students should alternate DFN 117 and DFN 118 between the Fall/Winter semesters
Second Semester = 15 Credit Hours
 Course #Course TitleCredits
DFN 112Drawing II: Style & Skill
Choose One** DFN 117 or DFN 1182D Design Principles or 3D Design - Form & Space3
DFN 119Digital Techniques3
DTR 113Visual Communication I
DFN 126Freshman Transportation Design Studio II3
DEN 102Composition II3
**Students should alternate DFN 117 and DFN 118 between the Fall/Winter semesters

*DEN 107 is placed as a Gen Ed elective. English path is determined by High School English scores or the English Placement Exercise (EPE).

**Students should alternate DFN 117 and DFN 118 between the Fall/Winter semesters

Third Semester = 15 Credit Hours
Course #Course TitleCredits
DTR 201Visual Communication II3
DTR 221Design Theory I3
DTR 231Digital Modeling I3
DTR 232Sophomore Transportation Design Studio3
DAH 200Western Art History/Visual Culture3
DLE---General Education Elective3
Fourth Semester = 18 Credit Hours
 Course #Course TitleCredits
DTR 202Visual Communication III3
DTR 222Design Theory II: Mobility3
DTR 233Sophomore Transportation Design Studio3
DTR 241Digital Modeling II3
DTR 257Human Factors3
Choose OneDAH 201Visual Narration: Asia or Visual Narration: Africa/America3
Fifth Semester = 16.5 Credit Hours
 Course #Course TitleCredits
Placed by DeptDTR 331 DTR 333 DTR 335 DTR 337Junior Interior Design Studio Junior Exterior Design Studio Junior Mobility Design Studio Junior Vehicle Design Studio3
DTR 302 Visual Communication IV 1.5
DTR 362Digital Modeling III3
DTR 304Portfolio & Presentation Design3
DTR 305Vehicle Systems & Packaging3
DEN 239Survey of World Literature3
Sixth Semester = 16.5 Credit Hours
 Course #Course TitleCredits
Placed by DeptDTR 332 DTR 3324 DTR 336 DTR 338Junior Interior Design Studio Junior Exterior Design Studio Junior Mobility Design Studio Junior Vehicle Design Studio3
DTR 371Materials & Manufacturing Processes3
DTR 303Visual Communication V1.25
Choose OneDTR 461Digital Modeling IV (Visualization) Digital Modeling IV (A-class)3
DAH 341History of Modern Design3
DAS 213Business Practices3
Seventh Semester = 15 Credit Hours
 Course #Course TitleCredits
Placed by DeptDTR 431 DTR 433 DTR 435 DTR 437Senior Interior Design Studio Senior Exterior Design Studio Senior Mobility Design Studio Senior Vehicle Design Studio3
Choose OneDAH** --- or DVC** ---Art History or Visual Culture Elective 3
DLE ---General Education Elective 3
D-- ---Elective 3
**DAH/DVC must be taken at the 200 level or higher
Eighth Semester = 12 Credit Hours
 Course #Course TitleCredits
Placed by DeptDTR 432 DTR 434 DTR 436 DTR 438Senior Interior Design Studio Senior Exterior Design Studio Senior Mobility Design Studio Senior Vehicle Design Studio3
DNS 300Natural Science3
DLE ---General Education Elective 3
DLE ---General Education Elective

**DAH/DVC must be taken at the 200 level or higher

Catalog Year 20/21 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.