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Designers no longer exclusively design things. They design experiences, interactions, and lifestyles — they define culture. The Bachelor of Design programs will prepare students to become “lifestyle and experience designers” — designing innovative user/consumer products, experiences and lifestyle relevant solutions. This degree program is a contemporary, future driven approach that integrates design thinking, making, processes, and methodologies with technology and programming, entrepreneurship and business strategies and management. Each concentration and subject area (Graphic Design, Experience Design, Interior Design, and Illustration) will establish a foundation for the student to transform into a unique, creatively charged, practice-ready professional concerned with how we communicate to consumers and to each other, the spaces we inhabit, the products we use and interact with, and the perception and interaction among people, objects and ideas. The programs are accredited by the Council for Interior Design Accreditation (CIDA) and the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD).

 



UPCOMING EVENTS

We sponsor over 100 performances annually, most of which are free of charge and open to the general public! View our upcoming events calendar below. 

 

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mission statement

The Department of Design trains interior designers, illustrators, graphic designers, and digital designers to create effective, relatable, and human-centered experiences. The Department fosters curiosity and creativity within the classroom environment and beyond, preparing students for careers and future studies in design. We challenge students to become conceptual thinkers, exceptional practitioners, and designers who utilize systematic thinking. Students solve communication problems using research, analysis, prototyping, technology, use testing, and evaluation, refining and revising as needed, so the end product meets audience needs for intended contexts and environments. The programs are accredited by the Council for Interior Design Accreditation (CIDA) and the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD).

 

Accreditation

Intensive professional training is provided to ensure the development of highly motivated, self-disciplined graduates. Students can be assured their Winthrop degree meets the rigorous professional standards of the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD), of which the university is an institutional accredited member.

 


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Experience Design

Experience Design

Experience Design

The Bachelor of Design (B.Des.) degree with a concentration in Experience Design

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Graphic Design

Graphic Design

Graphic Design

The Bachelor of Design (B.Des.) degree with a concentration in Graphic Design

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Illustration

Illustration

Illustration

The Bachelor of Design (B.Des.) degree with a concentration in Illustration

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Interior Design

Interior Design

Interior Design

The Bachelor of Design (B.Des.) degree with a concentration in Interior Design

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Minors

Minors

Minors

Explore all of the Minors offered in the College of Visual and Performing Arts!

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Where will you create?

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The facilities we provide on campus include advanced technology studios in all the visual arts. We have what you need to excel and expand your creativity.

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Student Work

Our students regularly produce exceptional work that is competitive with the professional artists of today. Check out some of their recent projects here.

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Meet our Team

Meet the people who are shaping the next generation of designers.

DESIGN FACULTY AND STAFF

Jason Tselentis, Chair

Jason Tselentis, Chair

The Department of Design

Office: 112 McLaurin Hall
Phone: 803/323-3686
E-mail: design@winthrop.edu


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