The Department of Design is not admitting graduate students at this time.

We are deferring all graduate admissions until further notice.

The Department of Design offers three degree programs: Bachelor of Science in Industrial Design (BS), Bachelor of Fine Arts in Interior Design (BFA) and a Bachelor of Arts in Design (BA). The faculty believe that an appropriate education for the professional designer must include a comprehensive body of technical knowledge involving historical sources, tools, techniques, and materials. In addition, a methodology for encouraging the creative problem solving process; and the attainment of the requisite level of skill to express visual ideas with clarity must be obtained. While being fully equipped to meet the objectives of the global marketplace, today’s designer must also achieve sufficient educational breadth to adapt successfully to the varying demands imposed on their work by economic, social and psychological factors. A competitive portfolio review is held each year to identify students whose work has reached a level of competence necessary to advance to junior and senior-level courses in Industrial Design and  Interior Design. After passing portfolio requirements, selected students are officially admitted to the BS and BFA programs. The BA program is open to all students.

All Design majors are considered major specific admissions criteria. For specific information please visit: