Undergraduate Degrees (BFA)
Illustration & Animation
Industrial Design
Visual Communication Design (Graphic Design)

Undergraduate Certificates
Certificate in Book Arts

Graduate Concentration in Design
Design Management and Strategy (MA)
Interaction Design and User Experience Design (MA)

The Center for Design Research (CDR) conducts advanced research that emphasizes the cross-disciplinary use of design as a problem-solving tool. Recent projects: Electronic-Shifter for Ford Motor Company, Designing for Diabetes Bayer Healthcare, Discovering Markets for Sprint Velocity

The University of Kansas Department of Design is an accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Art and Design.

The Department of Design
We engage our students in the practice of design thinking, making and visualization to create beautiful, innovative, and responsible solutions (products, spaces, systems, messages, art objects, experiences, and services) that respond to human needs and enhance the quality of everyday life. Our programs foster the development of real-world problem-solving skills that can be applied to a variety of creative disciplines.

Arc/D Calendar of Events