The Division of Design educates and trains designers to create and develop concepts that optimize the function, value, and appearance of communications, products and systems for the benefit of both industry and society. Within the Division of Design, there are three majors: Visual Communication Design, Industrial Design and Interaction Design.

Current News

Faculty Hires in 2015

The University of Washington School of Art + Art History + Design is exceedingly pleased to announce the hiring of six new faculty positions: four tenure track positions and two competitive lecturer positions spread among our three divisions.

New SAM Partnership

We are pleased to announce a new agreement between the school and the Seattle Art Museum: current students (registered majors), faculty, and staff of the SoA+AH+D will now receive free admission to both SAM and the Asian Art Museum, and select SAM curators and conservators have joined SoA+AH+D as affiliate faculty.

Sappi Ideas that Matter Grant Winners

Archivo—developed by Catherine Lim, Jennifer Cheng, and Tyler Sinclair Monteferrante—won an $18k grant from Sappi.

Faculty Searches

The School of Art + Art History + Design is welcoming applications for three faculty appointments with start dates in September 2016. Please see this post for more information.

Design: 1 Exhibition + 2 Lectures

Tad Hirsch has an exhibition in the Jacob Lawrence Gallery (Sep 22 – Oct 17) and gives a lecture on Oct 1. Dominic Muren does his presentation on Oct 16. Click the header for more info and to reserve seats.

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LinkedIn Ranks UW in Top 5 for Design

In March 2015, LinkedIn published rankings of graduate schools for design. We once again made the top 5.

2015 MFA + MDes Thesis Exhibition

Henry Art Gallery
May 23 – June 21, 2015

2015 Graduation Exhibitions

June 10 – 20
UW video about show posted here