Mission

Design is a discipline of rigorous inquiry: questioning what is and what could be. The practice of design is a responsibility and a privilege. It is an independent pursuit that precipitates collective action. Design advances the interplay between the exalted and the everyday, and stimulates an interchange between diverse disciplines. Serving as both unifying force and catalyst for change, the designer plays a pivotal role in the formulation and advocacy of ideas. 

Chicago, one of the world’s great cities, is an ideal environment for the will of the designer-citizen: sharp-eyed, proactive, transcendent. UIC Design provides the impetus and critical forum necessary to amplify talent and quicken intuition, perfect skills and expand the intellect.