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A Multidisciplinary Minor in the field of Design at NYUAD

The creative and intellectual work undertaken by designers has the capacity to inform and transform human understanding and awareness. These practices can drive cultural and technological innovation, provide critical vision, and establish vital forms of human exchange. The multidisciplinary minor in Design introduces students to core principles and areas of design across a wide spectrum of design fields and areas of research. Course offerings immerse students in graphic design, interaction and web design, experimental design, rapid prototyping and digital fabrication. Classes also introduce students to historical and theoretical components and examine current and emergent applications in the fields of design and technology.

The curriculum emphasizes both design thinking and technical training by introducing students to visual communication and digital fabrication skills, along with enhanced creative thinking and critical problem solving strategies. Students learn to think like designers by honing skills in observation, research, brainstorming, visualization, critical thinking, iteration, prototyping, and project realisation. Coursework is designed to provide a toolkit for translating observation into insights and insights into products and systems that can improve lives.

Minor in Design

The multidisciplinary minor in Design requires four courses (16 credits). In order to develop a comprehensive understanding of the field of design, students must take at least one course in each of the following areas: Design Thinking; Visual Communication; Design Electives.

Requirements for the minor in design

4 courses (16 credits) distributed as follows:

  • 1 Design Thinking course (4 credits)
  • 1 Visual Communication course (4 credits)
    • Types of Art: From Calligraphy and Stone Carving to Digital Type
    • YES LOGO
    • Graphic Design Studio
    • Foundations of Graphic Design
  • 1 Design Elective (4 credits)
    • Computer-Aided Design
    • Computer Graphics
    • Communication and Technology
    • Nomads
    • Data
    • Wayfinding: Graphic Design in the Built Environment
    • Design and Innovation
    • Communications Lab
    • Alternate Realities
  • 1 Additional Elective (4 credits) from any of the categories above
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