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“The goal of a designer is to listen, observe, understand, sympathize, empathize, synthesize,
and glean insights that enable him or her to ‘make the invisible visible.”  ~ Hillman Curtis
  • ​​​​​​​​​​Design is part of every aspect of our lives, and has the power to improve human life standards drastically.

  • Our Design courses offer students opportunities to investigate, explore, evaluate, invent, decode, develop, and visually and purposefully communicate ideas and experiences within a wide variety of systems, processes and environments.

  • Students build visual literacy by designing visual solutions to pressing human needs and problems that can be a physical or virtual means for providing an audience with an experience that can take place in an instant or over a long period of time.​

  • Student work is evaluated through rubric self-assessment, peer assessment, and teacher assessment during class critiques, projects, individual discussions, exhibitions, observations, and technical skill demonstrations.

  • Elective options encourage students to explore various topics, techniques and media in semester-long workshop style classes that meet once per week.

  • All courses are grounded in critique, and are designed to help students build deep understandings of how Design relates to a variety of disciplines.

Studio Courses

Freshman Studio Foundations
  • Graphic Design

Advanced Studio Explorations
  • Advanced Graphic Design
  • Interactive Design
  • Interactive App Design
  • Fashion Design

Elective Options

  • Jewelry Design
  • Fashion Drawing
  • Fabric Design & Surface Printing
  • Architecture Drawing
    & Design
  • Product Design Concepts
    & Drawing