As one of the most comprehensive schools of art and design in the United States, DAAP is a dynamic and exciting environment in which to study.


Non-DAAP Major Offerings:

Courses at the College of Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning (DAAP) aren't just for DAAP majors! We offer several classes for UC students enrolled in non-DAAP majors with subjects ranging from horticulture to photography. Check out the class offerings for the upcoming semesters below!

Not a UC student? Would you like to take a class at the College of DAAP without pursuing a degree? Interested parties should contact the instructor of the specific course for permission to register. If permission is granted, please complete and submit a UC Basic Data Form. Once processed, the student will be able to register for classes. For details on taking classes as a non-degree seeking student, please visit The Center for Pathways Advising and Student Success website.

DAAP Course Offerings for Fall Semester 2018


DAAP 1011 Design, Art, and the Built Environment (3 credit hours; BoK: FA)

001 20947 We 10:10AM – 11:05AM

This introductory course will provide you with an overview of the disciplines within the College of Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning at the University of Cincinnati. This course will help you understand, identify, analyze, and interpret your built historic and visual surroundings in transformative ways that will enable you to become a critical participant in your community. As participants in this course students will be asked to engage in observation, investigation, analysis and evaluation. These skills will be put to use as you encounter your surrounding environment, community, and work with your peers. You will also have the chance to listen and respond to lectures given by discipline-specific professors. There are no prerequisites for this course yet you will be required to

· Work in peer groups both in class and on discussion board

· Take photographs and both print and upload jpg files as part of your assignments

· Watch, evaluate, and then comment on DAAP projects that will be showcased for you on blackboard

Your evaluations, judgments and comments may be drawn upon in-class, on discussion board, in a class blog or a self-reflective writing.


DAAP 2011 Fundamentals of Photography Design for non-DAAP majors (3 credit hours; BoK: FA)

001 17619 Tu 6:00PM - 8:50PM

002 17620 We 6:00PM - 8:50PM

Explore the visual fundamentals of photographic design. Learn how to effectively use F-stops, shutter speed, ISO, and the various modes of a digital camera to improve your photographs and communicate your ideas. Investigate compositional techniques as they relate to photographing people, the landscape, and movement. Discover how line, form, value, color, and texture can be organized to enhance visual communication and improve interpretation.

DAAP 2012 Beyond Surface: Fiber, Art and Fashion (3 credit hours; BoK: FA)

001 17621 Th 6:00PM - 8:50PM

This course will explore fabric, textiles and fibers and their relationship with fashion culture, design and art practices. Students will examine the relationship between material, process, and the maker, as well as the critical role that cloth and fiber processes play in the global economic marketplace. Included in the course is a historical and cultural overview of fabric production including a variety of textile techniques and methods, such as silk screening, textile painting and dyeing, surface manipulation, print and pattern development, mark-making, and beading. Students will compile a portfolio of samples for reference and create an innovative collection of product samples. Class will include guest lectures, studio visits, demonstrations and hands on design projects. This course is designed as an introduction for non-majors as well as a refresher for majors or transfer students.


DAAP 2013 A Non-Designer’s Guide to Graphic Design (3 credit hours; BoK: FA)

001 17622 TuTh 11:00AM - 12:20PM

002 17623 TuTh 12:30PM - 1:50PM

This course focuses on the conceptual thinking and problem solving methods used by graphic designers in developing communications that sell ideas. Emphasis is placed on evaluating the messaging and sales objectives to create designs effectively communicating and influencing a targeted audience. Discussions will cover graphic design principles and methods, which students will then apply to develop their own proposed solutions to address assigned problems. Course will be taught using current design software for both digital and print based solutions.

DAAP 2022 The Business of Fashion (3 credit hours)

001 17624 TuTh 11:00AM - 12:20PM

This course will explore fashion retailing and the various business structures in the fashion industry. The primary focus will be on the numerous forms of Fashion Retailing and trends with an exploration of possible fashion-based career paths in retailing and merchandising. This course will include lectures by professionals and experts from industry and local fashion organizations and an industry field trip.


DAAP 2023 The Style Studies: London Experience (3 credit hours)

001 20058 Tu 5:00PM - 6:00PM

This international-travel course will educate and expose students to the impact of fashion retailing on aspects of business and society and give them a formational cultural building block for future growth and personal development in this area. London is a cutting edge destination, bridging the European market with the US market. In this course, students will discover these unique differences by exploring the city, both in large international retailers and small start-up boutiques.


DAAP 2026 The Art of Jewelry and Leather Accessory Design (3 credit hours; BoK: FA)

001 17625 Tu 6:00PM - 8:50PM

This course explores jewelry and leather design as it relates to contemporary art, fashion, culture and society. The course will offer a balance of art making, broad range of techniques and materials, critiquing, collaboration, and art history knowledge. In addition, the course will include a guest lecture, field trip and demonstrations. Students will investigate the basics of working with non-precious metals, wire, chain, findings, found objects, and selected leathers as an introduction to jewelry fabrication and small scale leather design. These parts will be used collectively to provide students with a working vocabulary, a concrete skill set and understanding of jewelry making and small scale leather processes. Assignments will stress originality, careful planning and design, exploration of materials, and quality craftsmanship. Throughout the semester, students will conceptualize and create their own designs from the techniques learned in the course. This course is designed as an introduction for non-majors as well as skill development for majors or transfer students.


DAAP 3001 Interactive Digital Arts (3 credit hours)students must have sophomore status

001 22301 MoWe 6:00PM - 8:50PM

This course provides an introduction to creating interactive artworks and environments utilizing the open-source Arduino electronics prototyping platform. Students will learn to use and modify open-source code, integration of sensors, and the activation of lights, motors and servos. The format of this course includes both seminar and studio/lab components.

HORT 4080 Hops and History: Introduction to Beer (3 credit hours; BOK CT)

001 19453 Th 6:00PM - 8:50PM

002 19454 We 6:00PM - 8:50PM

This course is an introduction to beer and the many aspects of beer brewing and drinking that are influenced by culture, history, and geography. Through brewery tours, we will learn the art and science of beer making and ingredients. Through field trips to the Brewery District in Over-the-Rhine we will see how beer has influenced Cincinnati culture and urban form. Beers from around the world will be discussed and tasted to demonstrate a wide range of beer styles, ingredients, and cultural preferences. Students will learn to describe the taste of beer and develop their palette to assess a beer for appearance, aroma, and flavor. Students must be 21 years of age or older. A fee will be charged to cover the cost of materials.

HORT 4082 Introduction to Wine (3 credit hours; BOK CT)

001 19455 Tu 6:30PM - 9:20PM

This course is an introduction to wine and a review of many aspects of wine that are influenced by and influencing culture, history, geography, and economies. Through readings and discussion, this course reviews wine-making, health issues, the senses and their responses to wine, wine and food, and the taste of wine. Wine tastings of over 50 examples are designed to present practical experience with how vinification, viticulture, and terroir express themselves in the glass, as well as the differences that vintage, clonal origin and country of origin influence the flavors and textures of the final product. A fee is required to cover the cost of course materials. Students must be 21 years of age or older.


All Horticulture (HORT) courses are open for non-DAAP students, provided they have met the appropriate prerequisites or have permission of the instructor.


All of the SOP courses are open to non-DAAP majors. This is based on seating availability which we have not found to be a problem in the past. Our studios (PLAN 1012, 3031) and capstones/thesis (PLAN 5099, 7008, 7009) courses will allow non-DAAP majors if the topic pertains to their area of study and they possess the skills and ability to join the course. These courses would require professor permission for non-DAAP majors to enroll.

Questions? Contact DAAP Student Affairs at 556-1376 or Thank you!