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Department Chair: Martin Herman

Department Office: Design (DESN), Room 101

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


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

Faculty: Heather Barker, John Kleinpeter, Dorothy Ottolia, Eduardo Perez, José Rivera-Chang, Debra Satterfield, David Teubner, Tom Tredway, Wesley Woelfel

Administrative Coordinator: Diane Stein

Operations Coordinator: Denny Cubbage

Administrative Assistant: 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 (Some of these, and other careers, require additional education or experience. For more information, see


Today's designer must achieve sufficient educational breadth to adapt successfully to the varying demands imposed on their work by economic, social and psychological factors. A methodology for encouraging the creative problem solving process and the skill to express visual ideas with clarity must be obtained. 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).

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