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Undergraduate Programs - School of Design

Programs in Architecture, Graphic Design, Interior Design, Landscape Architecture, Studio Arts and Art Education

The School of Design offers art and design studio and lecture experiences to all SDSU and University Center students, regardless of their major. Students pursue careers as artists, art educators or graphic designers. The School offers a B.F.A degree with majors in studio arts and graphic design at our Brookings campus. Within the studio arts major students have a choice of studio arts or studio arts in art education degree paths. Disciplines to explore within the studio arts are animation, art history, ceramics, painting, printmaking and sculpture. Certificate Programs are also available in each discipline.

All School of Design students must maintain at least a major GPA of 2.6 on a 4.0 scale for the duration of the program. The department reviews are required of all majors to complete their degrees. This department assessment program consists of three reviews that consider and evaluate students' development: the First Review (ART 110), the Portfolio Review Jury on Student Progress (ART 200) and the Senior Review (ART 400).

For transfer students, a transfer review will be scheduled to determine acquired equivalent credit and course scheduling.

Architecture (B.F.A.)

Architecture is a way to see, shape and actively advocate for our built environment it is an open and inventive pragmatic design practice, a long-standing intellectual discipline in the humanities and a legally responsible profession.

Graphic Design (B.F.A.)

Courses are offered in computer graphics, typography, design thinking, design problem solving and interactive web design.

Interior Design (B.F.A.)

Dive into a variety of transformative learning opportunities to shape creative, rational, socially and environmentally responsible interior design professionals.

Landscape Architecture (B.L.A.)

Shape the world around you by actively using the materials of landscape architecture to create innovative spaces for living, working and playing.

Studio Arts (B.F.A.)

Providing opportunities for minors and majors with specializations in Ceramics, Painting, Printmaking and Sculpture.

Art Education (B.F.A.)

The Art Education degree is accredited by The National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE).