School of Design
The School of Design educates curious makers in design practice to impact the world around them through the design of our messages, objects, spaces, systems and experiences. We offer undergraduate degrees in communications design (with an emphasis on graphic design or illustration), fashion design, industrial design, and interior design, and graduate degrees in communications design, industrial design, interior design and packaging, and identities and systems design. Recognizing the interdisciplinary commonalities of our design disciplines, we celebrate, connect, and educate designers whose creative endeavors will shape our world in critical ways.
We believe that design connects: our work facilitates exchange, communication, and the building of community. Design enables: our work expands our physical and mental abilities. Design sustains: our work addresses the world’s limited resources and our significant environmental challenges. Design empowers: our work promotes equality, inclusiveness, and the free movement of people. Design humanizes: our work offers civil solutions for improving quality of life.
Through our disciplinary-specific studio-based programs, our students develop the requisite skills and methods to succeed in their respective professions while grounding this creative work within a rich context of history and critical inquiry. Our faculty, noted practitioners and accomplished scholars, exemplify the ethos of our educational experience; we teach makers how to think, and critical thinkers how to make.
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Assistant to the Dean
Director of Production Labs and Material Research
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Reprographics Lab Manager