The Academic Program
The Department offers degree programs in Graphic Design (BFA), Interior Design (BS) and Design Studies (BS). Minors in Architectural Lighting Design and Design of the Build Environment are also available. Students are challenged in an academic and artistically rigorous environment and mentored by faculty composed of design professionals.
- Bachelor of Fine Arts in Graphic Design
- Bachelor of Science in Design Studies
- Bachelor of Science in Interior Design
- Minor in Architectural Lighting Design
- Minor in Design of the Built Environment
The department is small and selective by design. Lower-division classes are limited to 15 students, and advanced classes are often smaller. This intimate setting allows instructors and students to develop a rapport that not only enhances academic communication, but also contributes to long-term professional relationships and friendships.
The department has twelve full-time faculty members, many of whom who bring a wealth of experience from their professional design practices. The program is supplemented by architectural, design, advertising and illustration professionals from the Dallas-Fort Worth community. This combination provides the stability and academic professionalism of having a full-time staff, while offering a rich variety of perspective and “real-world” learning experiences offered by the part-time faculty.Faculty Directory