The Bachelor of Arts in Design is a collaborative program that allows students to experience design research and process through work in graphic design, illustration, fashion, and interaction design. You can complete a broad design degree without a concentration, or you can choose a concentration in Communication or Fashion.

WashU's Design program is ranked #2 in Niche's rankings of Best Colleges for Design in America.

Degree Path

Bachelor of Arts in Design (optional concentrations in Communication or Fashion)
- 30-36 credits of studio (about 1/4 of your total coursework)
- No capstone experience

Did you know? Students enrolled in other schools at WashU can pursue second majors and minors within the Sam Fox School.

The College of Art subscribes to the standards for the BBachelor of Arts (BA) degree as set forth and accepted by the College Art Association of American (CAA) and the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD). For students entering the College of Art in fall 2020, a BA degree requires 120 credits of course work. Detailed degree requirements for the BA degree can be found here>>

How to Apply

Learn about the application process, including submission guidelines for the portfolio, here>>

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