Skip to main content


About this major

The Major in Design will provide you with design and problem solving skills that can be applied across a wide range of disciplines. As the world becomes more complex, there is an increasing demand for graduates that are able to apply design as a way to solve problems, develop alternative points of view and disrupt existing models in responsible and ethical ways.

The Design Major will introduce you to the principles of responsible design, as well as design theory, visual communication, design innovation, situating innovations in collaboration with communities, and interface design of digital products and services. You will learn how to use design as an innovation method and how to apply design methods to a range of contexts, in social, physical, and digital environments.

The methods taught will enable you to develop different perspectives, explore multiple design solutions, understand how to tackle complex problems, clearly communicate ideas and strategies, critically assess current situations and environments, anticipate consequences, and develop strategies for ethical innovation.

Whatever path you choose your critical thinking, problem solving, communication, and research skills will be developed through interactive classes and assessment of "real-world" situations.

See more

Courses that offer this major

To commence study in the year

The course information on this website applies only to future students. Current students should refer to faculty handbooks for current or past course information.

To help you understand common terms that we use at the University, we offer an online glossary.