The School of Architecture and the Department of Art + Design offer a combined major in architecture and graphic and information design. Students interested in the combined major connect specific problem solving inherent to architectural understanding with the larger context of contemporary cities.
Students learn to conceptualize, synthesize, and represent complex architectural, urban, and environmental issues. Students combine this knowledge with the design of message and meaning, integrating text and image to visualize concepts and data to enhance human understanding of complex and vital knowledge.
-Apply iterative design processes to create, revise, evaluate, and develop effective prototypes and innovative solutions
-Engage human-centered design research methods and systems thinking to identify and understand values, goals, intentions of intended audiences as a mode of inquiry, question framing and guide to action
-Develop a high level of craft and technical skills in a relevant range of media and tools and effectively weigh applicability for intended audiences and outcomes
-Develop and realize intent, concept and content with awareness of context and consequence
-Implement visual patterns incorporating text, image, diagram including temporal and spatial representations to recognize, categorize, and articulate significant form and meaning
-Employ and embody ethical practices, team and cross-disciplinary collaboration, and effective communication and presentation skills
-Apply relevant communication theories and principles and appreciate the pervasive and long-term impact of design decisions on people and societies
- -Critical thinking and representation
- -Building Practices, Technical Skills, and Knowledge
- -Integrated Architectural Solutions
Graphic and Information Design and Architecture, BS Requirements
*For complete program course listing, visit the University course catalog.
Resources for Current Students
Visit the Registrar website for a course catalog and information on university core requirements.