The School of Design at UIC is an established leader in design education. Students benefit from engagement with faculty recognized for excellence in their fields, and from the dynamic urban setting that is Chicago, with its thriving design community, exceptional cultural institutions, and penchant for invention. Students also enjoy ready access to the resources of a leading research university.
UIC programs in Graphic Design and Industrial Design prepare students for professional practice. Curricula builds from skill-based instruction in 2D and 3D form-making toward advanced courses in Interdisciplinary Product Development and New Media Design, culminating in a senior thesis. The academic rigor and creative innovation of UIC Design is recognized by design-savvy employers in Chicago and beyond.