Set & Exhibit Design

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Set & Exhibit Design
Bachelor of Science
Published June 1, 2016
This program can be completed on ground, blended (plus) or online.

Student Learning Outcomes

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Upon successful completion of the program, graduates will have the opportunity to:

  • Demonstrate the ability to implement design principles that can be practically applied to current industry standards.
  • Demonstrate how products work and how they are manufactured. Design products that accommodate the capabilities and the needs to the intended user population.
  • Select and use appropriate industrial design tools, software, materials and techniques.
  • Demonstrate the ability to articulate the vision behind their creative work and explain and promote their solutions. Model the interdependence of content and visual expression and evaluate and critique their ideas.
  • Exhibit professionalism through their comprehension and application of ergonomic research, intellectual property law, social responsibility, marketing strategies, project management and the team dynamic.

Program Courses


RS092 College Success
S101 Fundamentals of Observational Drawing
FS102 Fundamentals of Design
FS103 Color Theory
FS111 Drawing, Proportion & Perspective
FS122 Image Manipulation
FS297 Portfolio I
FS497 Portfolio II
GD1124 Form & Space
GD1134 Digital Illustration
ID1117 Basic Drafting
ID1127 Architectural Drafting
ID1129 Introduction to AutoCAD
ID1139 Intermediate AutoCAD
ID2215 Perspective & Rendering
ID2217 Architecture, Interiors & Furniture - 1830 to Present
SD1101 Set Design from Concept to Wrap I
SD1122 History of Theatre & Film Set Design I
SD1233 Fabrication Techniques I
SD2111 Graphic Design & Typography for Exhibition Design
SD2201 Scene Painting Techniques
SD2205 Set Design from Concept to Wrap II
SD2221 Fabrication Techniques II
SD2227 Sketch Techniques for Set & Exhibit Design
SD2233 Furniture Making I
SD3111 Lighting Design for Television, Film, Stage & Public Venues
SD3115 Production Studio I: Historical Scene Design
SD3220 Applied Scene Painting
SD3221 Lighting Practical
SD3225 Fabrication Techniques III: Detailed Object Fabrication
SD3230 Business & Budget Breakdown
SD3235 Furniture Making II
SD3320 Computer 3D Modeling for Set & Exhibit Design
SD3325 Production Studio II: Contemporary Scene Design
SD3356 Digital Matte Painting for the Entertainment Industry
SD3358 Set Decoration
SD3375 Advanced Design for Events & Exhibitions
SD3377 Senior Project
SD4333 Senior Special Topics
SD4350 Art Direction & Styling
SD4425 Production Studio III: Fantasy Set Design
Elective 1*
Elective 2*


HU110 College English
HU111 Effective Speaking
HU130 Visual Language & Culture
SB314 Film & Society
Humanities Art Requirement – Upper-Division
Humanities Requirement – Upper-Division
Humanities Writing Requirement – Upper-Division
General Education Requirement
General Education Requirement – Upper-Division
General Education Requirement – Upper-Division Mathematics Requirement
Mathematics & Sciences Requirement – Upper-Division
Social & Behavioral Sciences Requirement


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Note: The Art Institute of California—Hollywood(a campus of Argosy University) reserves the right to alter the sequencing of classes. Some courses are offered on a rotating basis. Students should consult their Academic Advisors and/or Department Chair when creating their course schedules to ensure they are following the recommended sequence. Students must meet all co/prerequisites for courses.