- Research Methods in Design
- Design Studios I, II, III, IV
- Design Seminar: Theory
- Design Seminar: Contemporary Practice
- Publication and Display
- Thesis I, II
In the first year, each student may choose two university elective courses outside of the Department of Art and Design. These outside electives enable designers to engage more deeply with potential topics in the sciences, social sciences, and humanities, which will serve as springboards for their creative work. In the second year, design courses address the development, production, display, and publication of the student's thesis work.