Entry installation at Design Show 2015

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Our mission is to advance the field of design through research, practice, and education. We enable the creation of innovative products, services, and communications that address society’s most pressing issues, including environmental sustainability, access to education, access to effective and affordable healthcare, and economic and social justice. Our programs promote a collaborative, diverse, and pragmatic approach to design that prepares our students to thrive and lead in a world of rapid technological and cultural change and imagine the world from the perspective of others.

We offer a Bachelor of Design (BDes) degree in the following majors: Industrial DesignInteraction Design, and Visual Communication Design. At the graduate level, a Masters of Design (MDes) degree is available.

View examples of work by our recent graduates:

Student Work

  • Design Show 2016
    Design Show 2016 in Jacob Lawrence Gallery
  • Industrial Design student work
    Industrial Design student work
  • Zephyr Search and Rescue app + vest by Curry and Hendrickson
    Christian Curry + Cadence Hendrickson, Zephyr search and rescue app + vest
  • ROAM by Julia Manchek
    Julia Manchek, ROAM, a digital publication about travel
  • Infographic by Khaito Gengo
    Khaito Gengo, Infographic: Too Good to Waste

Recent Design News

Free Materials Library in room 120
A new resource for School students opened this autumn. It contains new and gently used materials and books that students may choose for use in their classes. We welcome donations to the library. Read more
Jamie Walker
Oh how grateful I am that we humans are known for being an adaptive species. Returning to campus in person at the start of the school year was so joyful and reminded us of how much learning happens during the non-scripted moments between fellow students and colleagues... Read more
Art Building entrance
Gifts from our generous donors — individuals, foundations, and organizations — are critical to the success and morale of the School. We are deeply grateful for their support. Join them by selecting one of our top funds for your donation. Read more

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