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Design Computing

Bachelor of Design Studies


The BAC is currently accepting applications for Fall 2014. 

In the design computing concentration, students will learn how digital technology can enhance the design process. Students will explore how various aspects of technology are applied in creating, analyzing, developing, and executing design ideas. Using the latest software applications, students will have the opportunity to explore with creativity and rigor the effective use of digital technologies including:

  • a wide variety of advanced applications in design computing including digital imaging, presentation techniques, 3D modeling and Web design
  • new and emerging technologies
  • the cultural and business milieu within which digital technologies evolve

The curriculum of the Design Computing Concentration covers a wide range of computing applications, design courses, and general electives. This breadth of inquiry allows students to pursue a course of study tailored to their own interests and career objectives.


Through Practice students are engaged in professional practice in design firms, earning income and degree credits. Graduates are fully-realized designers with impressive resumes, portfolios, and professional networks...more


The Design Studies curriculum is made up of two components.

  • The Practice component: Students are required to earn practice credits in a related position and reach an appropriate level of competency both in the concentration discipline and general professional skills.
  • The Academic component: Students earn credits in areas of study that include foundation, visual studies, technology and management, history and theory, liberal studies and in the areas related to their individualized concentration...more