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TCU App Development

Nick Fender develops his new app with assistance from Brooke Davis and Jessie Edwards. (Photo by Ron T. Ennis)


The Academic Program

The Department offers degree programs in Graphic Design (BFA), Interior Design (BS) and Design Studies (BFA). A minor in Architectural Lighting Design is also available. Students are challenged in an academic and artistically rigorous environment and mentored by faculty composed of design professionals.

Areas of Study


Department of Design Student Handbook

Class Sizes

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