Design is a pervasive term that envelops almost every aspect of contemporary culture from town planning and landscaping, to familiar products and web or software interfaces. It has been said that "design is making sense of things" and this may ultimately be the best way to define such an all-encompassing practice. Designers studying in this program are taught to observe and respond to the cultural, socio/ economic, material, political, geographic and temporal environment. These are the thoughtful, ethical designers of the future, who will imbue our environments with depth, texture and meaning.
During their course of study students identify and refine a design process and methodology that is appropriate for application across a broad range of disciplines. This is a comprehensive education that allows those graduates completing the Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) in Design to navigate the shifting requirements of the field with greater ease, and which invests them with a flexibility needed to practice successfully in a range of venues.
The BFA Design degree is well suited for students who are primarily interested in developing their design skills to prepare for graduate study or a professional career in design or the visual arts.