2016 Master of Design installations at Henry Art Gallery

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Operations and teaching are online. Current and prospective students: please visit our COVID-19 Updates pages. Faculty and staff are available via email.

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

2020 Graduate Showcase banner
The School is pleased to announce the website that documents the work of our graduating graduate students. We are proud of their research and accomplishments. Eight MFA, five MA, and six MDes graduates are included. Read more
Reception for Design Show 2019
Each year the School proudly celebrates graduating Art and Design students — both undergraduate and graduate — with a series of exhibitions at the Jacob Lawrence Gallery and the Henry Art Gallery. This year they are all online. Read more
Art Building entrance
Students and others may visit our COVID-19 Updates webpages for current information. UW information about the virus and the University’s response is available at the novel coronavirus information webpages. Read more

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