The Department of Design at the University of Kansas has a proud history of educating leaders in the practice of design thinking, making and visualization. Since 1885, the Department has prepared students to create beautiful, innovative solutions that enhance the quality of everyday life. Our Center for Design Research, undergraduate and graduate programs collaborate with businesses such as, Bayer Healthcare, Garmin International, Ford Motor Company, Sprint and other community and cultural institutions to shape the world. The research and expertise of the department's award-winning faculty extends the mission of the University and creates an intense experiential learning environment of learning by doing. Additionally a rich culture of inspiring workshops & internships, immersive study abroad opportunity and a robust yearly Hallmark Lecture series prepares students for a career of success, fulfillment and life long learning.
The University of Kansas Department of Design is an accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Art and Design.