Design

Designers support the function and create the look and feel of just about everything we use, inhabit, watch, read, and buy.

As a Design student, you'll prepare for a multifaceted career in advertising art direction, graphic design, illustration, or interior architecture.

Interdisciplinary coursework, entrepreneurial thinking, and collaboration are all part of the Columbia experience. You’ll develop an aesthetic and critical sense and solve client-focused design challenges with guidance from our outstanding faculty and specialized instruction in emerging technologies.

You’ll be part of a diverse and dynamic student body in Chicago, an extraordinary city in the history of design. At Columbia, you’ll build the portfolio and contacts you’ll need to enter the profession upon graduation.

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