This course is the capstone experience for Design Studies majors. During this semester students will produce a cohesive, conceptually focused body of work. Students will be expected to demonstrate active independent research and studio management, while participating in art and design related events. Submission of a final design portfolio, including statement of intent, resume, documentation of work, and slide list, will be required of all students. As part of this course's requirement, each student must also prepare and present a formal talk.