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Interdisciplinary Design Minor

Registration Information




General Information:

  • Complete the introductory courses in Categories A and B before moving on to C.
  • Some Category B courses are also options for Category C. You may choose for these courses to fulfill a requirement for either B or C...but not both.
  • For Interdisciplinary Design Minor courses that show a prerequisite of GDes 1311 and GDes 1312, Interdisciplinary Design Minor students are exempted from that prerequisite.
  • Most Interdisciplinary Design Minor courses do not require special permission. Simply register for these courses. ** Graphic Design courses are an important exception. See below**




Registration for GDes Courses:

Several GDes courses are open to Interdisciplinary Design Minor students. However, because these courses are required for Graphic Design majors, a limited number of seats in each are reserved for Interdisciplinary Design Minor students. Once those reserved seats have been taken, you will need to request a permission number. There is no guarantee that you will get a seat in a closed course, so register for a back-up course. If you have not received a permission number by the start of the semester, you may attend the first day of class to see if a seat is available for you.


If the waitlist on the registration system is open:

  • Add your name to the waitlist.


If the waitlist on the registration system is already closed:

  • Send an email to request a permission number to
  • Include your name, your ID number, the course and section number, indicate that you are a design minor student, and a brief statement on why you want to take the course.




Study Abroad:

It may be possible to complete Interdisciplinary Design Minor requirements while studying abroad. Please contact the minor advisor at for study abroad planning.








Contact Information

College of Design

Saint Paul Offices

32 McNeal Hall, 1985 Buford Ave, St. Paul, MN 55108

P: 612-626-9068 | F: 612-625-1922

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Minneapolis Offices

101 Rapson Hall, 89 Church St SE, Minneapolis, MN 55455

P: 612-626-9068 | F: 612-625-7525

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