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Design and Innovation Management Undergraduate Major (BS, CRED, HBS)

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College of Business


Options

Apparel Design
Dean's Academy
Design Management
Interior Design

This degree allows students to tailor their Design and Innovation Management major to meet their career needs; students will choose one of three options available under the major:

  1. Apparel Design,
  2. Interior Design
  3. Design Management.

Within the Design and Innovation Management major, we have completed a curricular redesign of our Apparel Design option. With an emphasis on outdoor and performance wear, and an integration of business principles, graduates are well poised to enter the apparel industry that dominates the Pacific Northwest. All students will follow the common design core designed to be completed in two years and provides a comprehensive foundation of design concepts.



The Design and Innovation Management major requirements are divided into two parts —lower-division and upper-division. The lower-division design core program involves completion of courses within the first and second year (see core curriculum below) that build a solid foundation for the upper-division design curricula. The lower-division design core course work may be completed at OSU or any accredited college or university that offers equivalent courses transferable to OSU.

Summary of Requirements:
Lower-Division (62)
   Design Core Classes (34)
   Studio Option Specific Courses (4)
   Art, Communications, Economics, Math, Statistics, and Writing (24)*
Upper-Division (55–76)
   Design Core Classes (35)**
   Design Option Courses (20–41)
University General Education Requirements (24)
Unrestricted Electives (18–39)

*21 credits from lower-division course work satisfy University General Education Requirements.
*7 credits from upper-division course work satisfy University General Education Requirements

Total Required for Graduation (180)

Design Curriculum

The Design and Innovation Management major is a professional program offered through the College of Business. Newly admitted students to OSU and all current OSU students who seek to complete an undergraduate design degree program offered by the College of Business (COB) are designated as Design and Innovation Management majors with the Design Management option. The lower-division design program requires completion of courses within the first and second year (see core curriculum below) that build a solid foundation for the upper-division design curricula. These courses must be completed before the student is eligible for admission to the studio options, currently apparel design and interior design. The lower-division design course work may be completed at OSU or any accredited college or university that offers equivalent courses transferable to OSU.

Admission to the studio design options is competitive and is restricted to those students who have demonstrated an ability to achieve the high standards required for professional studies. Enrollment within each studio option may be limited to the number of students who can be served by the faculty and facilities of that option. Therefore students should strive to meet the minimum eligibility standards of their particular option of choice as well as those of the College of Business itself.

To apply and be considered for admission, all students seeking admission to a studio option must meet the following requirements:

Students who have completed their lower-division design courses at a college or university other than OSU must be admitted to the design and innovation management major their first term and apply to the studio options during the normal selection process (typically at the end of spring term each year).

Admission into the studio options requires completion of DSGN 226, Specification Buying (for apparel design) or DSGN 287, Studio I: Design Communication (for interior design), and submission of a portfolio. The portfolio will expect students to submit work that demonstrates competency in fundamental design skills and concepts.

The following courses are recommended for students who need to further develop those design skills:

ART 115. 2-D Core Studio (4)
ART 117. Foundations: 3-D (4)

Design Program Requirements (180)


Design Core Curriculum (66–87)

The design core curriculum provides students with a broad overview of design thinking and processes.

Option (24–45)

Options are designed to allow students to extend their professional preparation beyond the introductory level in one or more areas. There are three options available to the Design and Innovation Management major:

  1. Apparel Design (45 credits beyond design core)
  2. Design Management (24 credits beyond design core)
  3. Interior Design (35 credits beyond design core)

All options need to be started in the third year. See an academic advisor for more information.

Mathematics and Statistics (8)

MTH 111. *College Algebra (4)
ST 201. Principles of Statistics (4)

Economics (4)

ECON 201. *Introduction to Microeconomics (4)

Art (9)

ART 101. *Introduction to the Visual Arts (3)
ART 206. *Introduction to Western Art: Neoclassicism to Contemporary (3)
   or ART 205. *Introduction to Western Art: Gothic to Baroque (3)
   or ART 204. *Introduction to Western Art: Prehistory to the High Middle Ages (3)
ART 367. *History of Design (3)

Written and Oral Communication (6)

COMM 111. *Public Speaking (3)
   or COMM 114. *Argument and Critical Discourse (3)
   or COMM 218. *Interpersonal Communication (3)
WR 222. *English Composition (3)
   or WR 323. *English Composition (3)
   or WR 327. *Technical Writing (3)

University General Requirements (24)

The ART, COMM, ECON, MTH, and WR classes above meet the university's baccalaureate core requirements for Mathematics, Social Processes and Institutions, Writing II, Speech, Western Culture, Literature and Arts, and Science, Technology and Society. All students must meet the other baccalaureate core requirements and the other requirements for baccalaureate degrees. (See Earning a Degree at OSU.)

Unrestricted Electives (18–39)

Students are provided elective credits to enable them to achieve a degree of specialization and depth to match their interests.

Minor (27)

Students are encouraged to choose a university-approved minor that consists of a minimum of 27 credits, with at least 12 credits at the upper-division level. Students are responsible for determining whether the minor has been approved for transcript visibility and to request the notation on their transcript. Students may also choose to complete a coherent set of non-business courses to support their career goals.

Design and Innovation Management (Major code 912)


First Year (45–46 credits)

Students entering OSU on the Corvallis campus as their first college experience are required to participate in Innovation Nation, the College of Business Living-Learning Community (LLC). These students, as well as students who transfer in the winter term into the design and innovation management major from another college or university, will complete the following three-course sequence during their first year:

BA 160. B-Engaged (3)
BA 161. Innovation Nation—Awareness to Action (3)
BA 162. Innovation Nation—Ideas to Reality (3)

All other students will complete the following course:

BA 101. Business Now (6)

All students should also complete:
ART 101. *Introduction to the Visual Arts (3)
COMM 111. *Public Speaking (3)
   or COMM 114. *Argument and Critical Discourse (3)
   or COMM 218. *Interpersonal Communication (3)
DSGN 121. Computer Aided Design (3)
MTH 111. *College Algebra (4)
WR 121. *English Composition (3)
General Baccalaureate Core courses (21)

Note: Students entering design programs should have basic art and illustration skills. ART 115, Foundations: 2-D (4), and ART 117, Foundations: 3-D (4), are highly recommended elective courses.

Second Year (44–45 credits)

All students should complete the following courses*:
BA 280. Business Insights (2) Transfer students only
BA 281. Professional Development (3)
DSGN 282. Personal, Professional and Leadership Development I (1)
DSGN 283. Personal, Professional and Leadership Development II (1)
DSGN 284. Personal, Professional and Leadership Development III (1)

* Students who transfer from another college or university into the design and innovation management major who have completed all lower-division design core course work should complete the following course:

BA 381. Personal and Professional Development (4)

All second-year students should also complete:
ART 206. *Introduction to Western History: Neoclassicism to Contemporary (3)
    or ART 205. *Introduction to Western History: Gothic to Baroque (3)
    or ART 204. *Introduction to Western History: Prehistory to the High Middle Ages (3)
BA 260. Introduction to Entrepreneurship (4)
DSGN 244. Color Innovation (4)
DSGN 255. Textiles (4)
DSGN 281. Drawing and Sketching (4)
ECON 201. *Introduction to Microeconomics (4)
ST 201. Principles of Statistics (4)
WR 222. *English Composition (3)
   or WR 323. *English Composition (3)
   or WR 327. *Technical Writing (3)
Baccalaureate core, minor courses, or unrestricted electives (4-7)

Students should complete at least one option-specific course during the second year.
DSGN 226. Specification Buying (4) for those interested in Apparel Design
DSGN 276. Introduction to Merchandising Management (4) for those interested in Merchandising Management
DSGN 287. Studio I: Design Communication (4) for those interested in Interior Design

Third Year (45 credits)

ART 367. *History of Design (3)
   or *Bacc Core STS course (3)
BA 315. Accounting for Decision Making (4)
BA 352. Managing Individual and Team Performance (4)
BA 354. ^Managing Ethics and Corporate Social Responsibility (4)
BA 390. Marketing (4)
   or BA 223. Principles of Marketing (4).
DSGN 341. Design Thinking and Process Innovation (4)
MGMT 364. Project Management (4)
Option-specific course work (8–18) (See option descriptions)
Baccalaureate core, minor courses, or unrestricted electives (0–10)

Fourth Year (45 credits)

DSGN 475. *Global Sourcing of Textiles, Apparel and Footwear (4)
   or *Bacc Core CGI (3)
MRKT 492. Consumer Behavior (4)
MRKT 495. Retail Management (4)
Option-specific course work (12-19) (See option descriptions)
Baccalaureate core, minor courses, or unrestricted electives (14-22)

Total=180

Sample Four-Year Plan: Design and Innovation Management


First Year (46)


Fall (14)

BA 160. B-Engaged (3)
MTH 111. *College Algebra (4)
WR 121. *English Composition (3) (Alpha coded)
   or *COMM 111. Public Speaking (3),
   or *COMM 114. Argument & Critical Discourse (3),
   or *COMM 218. Interpersonal Communication (3).
Bacc Core Science (4)

Winter (16)

ART 101. *Introduction to the Visual Arts (3)
BA 161. Innovation Nation–Awareness to Action (3)
WR 121. *English Composition (3) (Alpha coded)
   or *COMM 111. Public Speaking (3)
   or *COMM 114. Argument & Critical Discourse (3)
   or *COMM 218. Interpersonal Communication (3)
Bacc Core Science (4)
Bacc Core (3) (Fitness, CD, DPD)

Spring (16)

BA 162. Innovation Nation–Ideas to Reality (3)
DSGN 121. Computer Aided Design (3)
WR 121. *English Composition (3) (Alpha coded)
   or Bacc Core (3) (Fitness, Speech, CD, DPD)
Bacc Core Science (4)
Bacc Core (3) (Fitness, CD, DPD)

Second Year (45)


Fall (16)

ART 204. *Introduction to Western Art: Prehistory to the High Middle Ages (3)
BA 260. Introduction to Entrepreneurship (4)
DSGN 255. Textiles (4)
DSGN 282. Personal, Professional and Leadership Development I (1)
DSGN 226. Specification Buying (4)
   or DSGN 276. Introduction to Merchandising Management (4)
   or DSGN 287. Studio I: Design Communication (4)

Winter (15)

BA 281. Professional Development (3)
DSGN 281. Drawing and Sketching (4)
DSGN 283. Personal, Professional and Leadership Development II (1)
ST 201. Principles of Statistics (4)
WR 222. *English Composition (3)
   or WR 323. *English Composition (3)
   or WR 327. *Technical Writing (3)

Spring (14)

DSGN 244. Color Innovation (4)
DSGN 284. Personal, Professional and Leadership Development III (1)
ECON 201. *Introduction to Microeconomics (4)
Bacc Core/Electives (5)

Third Year (45)


Fall (15)

BA 260. Introduction to Entrepreneurship (4)
BA 352. Managing Individual and Team Performance (4)
DSGN 341. Design Thinking and Process Innovation (4)
Option specific courses or electives (3)

Winter (15)

BA 390. Marketing (4)
DSGN 475. *Global Sourcing of Textiles, Apparel, and Footwear (4)
   or Bacc Core Contemporary Global Issues (3)
MGMT 364. Project Management (4)
Option specific courses or electives (3-4)

Spring (15)

ART 367. *History of Design (3)
BA 354. ^Managing Ethics and Corporate Social Responsibility (4)
Option specific courses or electives (8)

Fourth Year (45)


Fall (15)

Option specific courses or electives (15)

Winter (15)

MRKT 492. Consumer Behavior (4)
MRKT 495. Retail Management (4)
Electives (7)

Spring (15)

Option specific courses or electives (15)

Footnotes:

* Baccalaureate Core Course (BCC)
^ Writing Intensive Course (WIC



Major Code: 912

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