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

Graduation Celebration 2016

Saturday, June 11, 9-11am
Meany Hall
Tickets required; read more

Woods is AIGA SF 2016 Fellow

Maurice Woods (BFA 1995, MFA 2005) has been selected as one of two 2016 Fellows by the San Francisco chapter of AIGA…because of his work with the Inneract Project. Read more.

Student Awards in January 2016

During the last month, we have learned about several of our students receiving special recognition. Congratulations to all and a thank you to these organizations for supporting our students. Read more.

Alumni News – January 2016

A listing of alumni news posted to our social media outlets during January. Read more.

2016 Design Career Fair

Friday, April 1, 2-5pm
The Division of Design invites employers to participate in this year’s fair. Registration begins on February 1. Read more

Design Alumni Statistics

Early in December 2015, links were added to Division of Design pages on the School website directing people to a new microsite documenting statistics about Design alumni. Read more here.

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.

2015-2016 Scholarship Reception

This event, which honors undergraduate scholarship recipients, is open to all School of Art + Art History + Design undergraduate majors, graduate students, faculty, and staff plus scholarship donors will be invited. Friends and family of scholarship recipients are also welcome.

Design Beyond the Classroom

Professors Karen Cheng and Kristine Matthews have received a UW Royalty Research Fund Grant, and they have each been involved in several other projects.