Four-Year Sequence

Students who enroll part-time in the MFA in Design Thinking graduate degree program can complete their degrees in four years. Courses must be taken in the sequence outlined below; students must start in the fall semester.

Year One

Fall Wintermester Spring Maymester
Summer I Summer II Summer III

DSN 600 Advanced Design Studio I

DSN 670 Environment Behavior*

DSN 575 Design Theory and Research

DSN 611 Special Topics*****

DSN 645 Collaboration Studio**

DSN 740 Design Management****

 

DSN 640 Design Thinking

 

DSN 645 Collaboration Studio**

 

DSN 611 Special Topics*****

 

 

        DSN 640 Design Thinking    

Year Two

Fall Wintermester Spring Maymester Summer I Summer II Summer III

ART/DSN 550 International Art History I

DSN 670 Environment Behavior*

ART/DSN 555 International Art History II

DSN 611 Special Topics*****

DSN 645 Collaboration Studio**

DSN 740 Design Management****

 

DSN 670 Environment Behavior*

 

DSN 605 Advanced Design Studio II

 

DSN 611 Special Topics*****

 

Elective

Year Three

Fall Wintermester Spring Maymester Summer I Summer II Summer III

DSN 700 Advanced Design Studio III

 

DSN 705 Advanced Design Studio IV

DSN 611 Special Topics*****

DSN 645 Collaboration Studio**

DSN 740 Design Management****

DSN 790 Research Project/Thesis

DSN 770 Research Methods

 

DSN 615 Readings***

 

 

 

DSN 615 Readings***

Year Four

Fall
Wintermester Spring Maymester Summer I  Summer II Summer III
EDET 619 Instructional Design

 

DSN 611 Special Topics*****

 

 

 

DSN 790 Research Project/Thesis

DSN 740 Design Management****

 

DSN 615 Readings***

 

 

 

 

Notes

*DSN 670 Environment Behavior may be taken in the fall or during Wintermester
**DSN 645 Collaboration Studio may be taken in the spring or during Summer I
***DSN 615 Readings may count towards one elective and may be taken in the spring or during Summer III.
****DSN 740 Design Management may be in the fall or during Summer II
*****DSN 611 Special Topics must be taken twice. It can be taken during the spring or summer. DSN 611 may also count towards your electives once you have completed this class on two different topics.