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

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.

What Makes Us Special?

In October 2014, LinkedIn ranked the UW as one of the top five schools for design based on the success of recent graduates in landing desirable design jobs. We thought it would be worthwhile to contact some of the companies and organizations who hire our graduates to ask what our students have that makes them stand out…

SoA+AH+D at CAA 2015

Three faculty were involved with presentations at the College Art Association conference this year…

2015 Graduation Exhibitions

The Jacob Lawrence Gallery and the Henry Art Gallery once again host a series of exhibitions featuring work by Division of Art and Division of Design students who are graduating. Click the header to see a list.

Graduation Celebration 2015

Room 130, Kane Hall

Thursday, June 11, 2015, 7:00-9:00pm
tickets required; click header for more info

Faculty Searches

The School of Art + Art History + Design is welcoming applications for four faculty appointments across all three divisions. Please see this post for links to details on how to apply.

Most Recent Newsletter

The current SoA+AH+D newsletter was released via email on October 30, 2014. Read it now. Current and past newsletters are always available at this page.

2014 Scholarship Reception

On October 16, we recognized undergraduate and graduate students who were awarded scholarships for the 2014-2015 academic year…

Space Transformation

The Slide/Image Library is now Spaces 120 + 122. Read about the change and see photo galleries of the transformation by clicking the title.