Department of Design

Image of Objects of Empathy MFA thesis exhibition from Becauseisms in Spring 2023

Department of Design

Colorful text that reads "Curiosity and Creativity"


The Department of Design offers a transformative educational experience that turns your creative talents and curiosity for the world into a fulfilling profession. You’ll explore new ways to engage with the most exciting and urgent issues of our time and experience firsthand the power of design to affect positive change. Our program focuses on attaining the highest degree of design craftsmanship in order to apply that craft to the work that means the most to you.

Dive Deeper Into Design

BFA Design 2022 graduate Gia Kanani Poblete smiling in front of her senior exhibition Hue Brew

Project-Driven Courses

Our project-based coursework gives you room to experiment and expand your design skills while building a portfolio of work.

Kory Enders driving the Valkyrie Velocity, wrapped in an original design by undergraduate design senior Hadley Chillura

Design Student Work

Take a look at the graphic design, product prototypes, and mobile app experiences created by our students.

A packed house in the Kendra Scott Center during an in-person Fall 2022 Career City Limits Speaker Series session presented by Industry Relations

Campus to Career

Design graduates are visual designers, art directors, interaction designers, product designers, user experience strategists, and more. Our dedicated Industry Relations team is ready to help jumpstart your professional network.

close up image of 3D biophilic design project created with wood and fake moss in course taught by Jose Perez

Design 101

Read about our computer requirements, UT student organizations, and peruse our most frequently asked questions about Design, all right here.

Design Lab presses and supplies for UT Students

Develop Your Creative Practice

In our dedicated studio spaces and fabrication labs, you’ll gain exposure to a range of design disciplines and hone your craft.

George Aye giving a talk for the Center for Integrated Design on "That Quiet Little Voice: When Design and Ethics Collide"

Courses For All Majors

Learn how to apply design thinking principles or build skills in the digital arts to complement any field of study with courses from the Center for Integrated Design or the Bridging Disciplines Program.