DSGN 6130

Design Thesis Exhibition + Defense

  • Credit Hours: 3
  • Grading Basis: Letter grade
  • Course Type: Online + Face-to-Face
  • Campus: Main Campus + Online

Course Description

The purpose of the ARTD 6130 Master of Design Exhibition Research is a blended (online & face-to-face.) independent study course, is to provide the student flexibility and advisement during the development of her or his thesis paper and MDes exhibition. This supervised independent study encompasses all phases of preparation for the MDes exhibition and looks at the student’s specific conceptual and practical outcomes surrounding her or his thesis and exhibition development.

This independent studio course is the final step for developing a student’s thesis paper, preparing for oral graduate thesis defense and development and implementation of the student’s MDes exhibition. The student is responsible for creating a MDes Exhibition Research plan, incorporating a deadline schedule for thesis paper submission, review and re-submission; critiques with advisors, committees, and other self-initiated reviews; refinement of processes/work and production schedule for MDes exhibition development and installation. The student is responsible for writing a 6 – 10 page thesis paper. This paper is the foundation and rationale for the student’s MDes exhibition. The student will create an MDes exhibition/experience and partake in an oral defense of her/his thesis and work.

Spring. MDes Graduate Students only.


Instructors Teaching DSGN 6130

jenn stucker

jenn stucker

Division Chair + Associate Professor, Graphic Design + Integrative Design
Graduate Coordinator, MDes in Integrative Design