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School of Design

Undergraduate and graduate programs empower students in our School of Design with a core of knowledge that provides a solid educational base. Our students are prepared for careers in fashion, graphic communication, and industrial design by a passionate faculty, rigorous academic endeavors, and a world-class professional practice (co-op) program.

The School of Design aims to prepare its students to be skilled professionals who can ably work in local and global markets while respecting the diversity of the human community. The School of Design is innovative in teaching and in transforming the design disciplines by infusing learning with the newest design thinking methods and technologies. Through inspired interdisciplinary projects and solid corporate partnerships, the School of Design is devoted to furthering its role as a leading design institution. 

All design degrees are five year programs, including five semesters of industry experience through our professional practice program (co-op). Bachelor of science degrees are offered in fashion design, graphic communication design, and industrial design. All three undgraduate programs in design share a foundations experience.

A master of design degree is available in either product or visual communication. 

The School of Design also offers a fashion design studies minor.

As part of the College of Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning, the School of Design programs are accredited by the National Association of Schools of Arts and Design (NASAD).