Studio Practices for Designers

Studio Practices for Designers
Explore studio methods and practices common to the design profession.
 Hours2.0 Credit, 2.0 Lecture, 0.0 Lab
 PrerequisitesGraphic Design emphasis or BFA acceptance.
 TaughtFall, Winter, Spring
 ProgramsContaining DESGD 488
Course Outcomes

Design Marketing

Students will be able to understand the process of selling design, self-promotion, and the importance of building a network.

Professional Practices

Students will be able to recognize that a successful, sustained career requires both the understanding and practice of sound professional practices.

Project Estimating

Students will be able to implement the process of creating accurate estimates for design project costs.

Starting a Design Business

Students will be aware of the legal and financial aspects of starting a design studio including business structures, licensing, tax implications, and legal liabilities.

Freelance Design

Students will be able to understand the requirements of working as a freelance designer and will be prepared to effectively work in the current environment.

Career Opportunities

Students will be able to compete in the design industry with appropriate job hunting, interviewing, and networking skills and be able to explore possible design career paths.

Design Proposal & Contracts

Students will be able to create working proposals and contracts for the design marketplace.

Intellectual Property

Students will be able to discern intellectual property laws that relate to design work and understand the implications of infringement, plagiarism, copyright, trademark, licensing, and the negotiation of reproduction rights.

Design Ethics

Students will be able to identify the ethical issues facing designers and understand current professional models.

Design Finances

Students will be able to understand the importance of adequate financial oversight in the design process and the fundamentals of bookkeeping, expense tracking, accounts receivables, and tax preparation.