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.

The Department offers 4 areas of concentration, and is highly structured providing students with an unambiguous degree path. Faculty prepare students both conceptually and practically for a variety of careers based on these offerings. Design’s programs use names that generally indicate disciplinary practice: Design Studies; Animation/IllustrationGraphic DesignIndustrial DesignInterior Design; We presently offer degrees or concentrations in each of the areas. The diversity of its students makes us a unique program that represents the future of the field.