Visual Communication Design SF Scholars Roadmap

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
Fall SemesterUnits
ENG 114 Writing the First Year: Finding Your Voice (A2) 1 3
GE Area A 2 3
GE Area B: Quantitative Reasoning (B4) 3 3
GE Area C 3
SF State Studies or University Elective 3
 Units15
Spring Semester
GE Area A 3
GE Area B: Physical Science (B1) and Laboratory Science (B3) 4 3-4
GE Area C 3
GE Area D 3
GE Area E 3
 Units15-16
Second Year
Fall Semester
GE Area B: Life Science (B2) and Laboratory Science (B3) 4 3-4
GE Area D 3
SF State Studies or University Elective - Take Two 6
 Units12-13
Spring Semester
GE Area C 3
GE Area D 3
SF State Studies or University Elective - Take Three 9
 Units15
Third Year
Fall Semester
DES 322 Computer Graphic Imaging (Major Core Foundation) 3
DES 323 Visual Design Literacy (Major Core Prerequisite) 3
DES 356 A History of Design and Technology (Major Core Prerequisite) 3
DES 370 Introduction to Design (Major Core Prerequisite) 1
Major Electives (18 Units Total) - Take One 5 3
GE Area UD-D: Upper-Division Social Sciences (Consider SF State Studies Course) 3
 Units16
Spring Semester
DES 300 Design Process (Major Core Foundation) 3
DES 320 Drafting and Sketching for Design (Major Core Foundation) 3
DES 325 Graphic Design I (Major Prerequisite) 3
DES 324GW Research and Writing for Design - GWAR (Major Core Foundation) 3
DES 327 Interactive Design I (Major Prerequisite) 3
 Units15
Fourth Year
Summer Semester
Major Electives (18 units total) - Take One 5 3
GE Area UD-B: Upper-Division Physical and/or Life Sciences (Consider SF State Studies Course) 3
GE Area UD-C: Upper-Division Arts and/or Humanities (Consider SF State Studies Course) 3
 Units9
Fall Semester
Major Electives (18 Units Total) - Take Three 5 9
Major Requirements (9 Units Total) - Take Two 6 6
 Units15
Spring Semester
DES 570 Professional Practices for Designers (Major Culminating Requirement) 3
DES 700 Seminar in Design Research (Graduate Core) 3
Major Requirements (9 Units Total) - Take One 6 3
Graduate Elective (9 Units Total) - Take Two 7 6
 Units15
Fifth Year
Summer Semester
DES 505 Senior Design Project (Major Culminating Requirement) 3
 Units3
Fall Semester
DES 724 Graduate Research Methods and Scholarly Writing for Creative Disciplines (Graduate Core) 3
DES 800 Seminar in Design Topics (Graduate Core) 3
DES 852 Directed Experience in Design (Graduate Core) 3
Graduate Elective (9 Units Total) - Take One 7 3
 Units12
Spring Semester
DES 755 Seminar in Design Management (Graduate Core) 3
DES 805 Seminar in Design Methodology (Graduate Core) 3
DES 894
Creative Work Project (Graduate Core)
or Master's Thesis
3
 Units9
 Total Units151-153