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The Department offers 5 areas of focus: Design Studies; Animation/Illustration; Graphic Design; Industrial Design; Interior Design. The Department strives to maintain and develop comprehensive curricula that provide current, innovative, undergraduate (and potentially graduate education) training in the practice and theory of design in a broad spectrum of fields and specializations. All disciplines are highly structured, and they provide students with an unambiguous career path. Our faculty prepare students both conceptually and practically for a variety of careers in these fields.
Our Department is one of a very few public schools in the State that offer complete education in Animation/Illustration, Graphic Design, Industrial Design, and Interior Design in a single entity. All the design programs at SJSU have an excellent reputation in their respective disciplines and the resulting dynamic adds up to the strongest center of design education in the CSU and one of the strongest in California. In addition, San José State University operates one of the largest and most racially diverse departments of design in the western United States. The diversity of our student body allows our programs to be truly representative of the State's population at large.