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2018-2019 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog 
2018-2019 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]


Department Chair: Martin Herman

Department Office: Design (DESN), Room 101

Telephone / FAX: (562) 985‑5089 / (562) 985‑2284

Website: http://www.csulb.edu/depts/design/

Undergraduate Advisor: B.A./B.F.A./B.S.: Rachael Ryan
(562) 985-4368; Design (DESN), Room 107

Faculty: Heather Barker, Steve Boyer, Von Dominguez, John Kleinpeter, Hannah Kum-Biocca, Dorothy Ottolia, Eduardo Perez, José Rivera-Chang, Debra Satterfield, David Teubner, Tom Tredway, Wesley Woelfel

Administrative Coordinator: Diane Stein

Operations Coordinator: Denny Cubbage

Instructional Support Technician: Arnel Ignacio

Career Possibilities

Interior Designer • Industrial Designer • Display/Exhibit Designer • Environmental Graphic Designer • Furniture Designer • Automotive Designer • Model Maker • Package Designer • Technical Illustrator • Teacher • Consultant • Commercial Artist • Architectural Illustrator • Product Designer • 3-D Graphic Illustrator • User Experience Designer • Service Designer • Digital Modeler

(Some of these, and other careers, require additional education or experience. For more information, see www.careers.csulb.edu.)


The Department of Design prepares students for professional practice and advanced work in design with emphasis on innovative, human-centered, and collaborative approaches to spaces, experiences and products. The study of design encourages creative problem solving and provides the skills necessary to express visual ideas with clarity. A competitive portfolio review is held each year to identify students whose work has reached a level of competence necessary to advance to junior- and senior-level courses in Interior Design and Industrial Design. After passing portfolio requirements, selected students are officially admitted to the B.F.A. and B.S. programs. The B.A. program is open to all students.

The academic programs of the Department of Design have been accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (National Association of Schools of Art and Design, 11250 Roger Bacon Drive, Suite 21, Reston, VA 20190, phone: 703-437-0700).


    Undergraduate Degrees