Mark Tocchet, School Director
Introduction to the School
The School of Design combines technical skills and the exploration of new technologies with a sense of craft and working by hand, the programs compel students to explore, invent and engage the world around them. Drawing from a foundation in the history of design and contemporary professional practices, students have ample opportunities to work collaboratively and on their own. In the School of Design, students venture into new ideas and solutions, ranging from mobile web applications to the perfect piece of furniture, from novel approaches to information design to better manufacturing systems.
See, listen, reflect. Observe, think, feel. Engage, imagine, build. This is the School of Design.
- Build components of a shared culture within the School of Design among students and faculty
- Introduce students to issues, methods, and professional aspects of contemporary design practices, as well as the history and theory of design
- Promote essential literacy in all aspects of design principles, processes, methods, and tools, while imparting to students a common critical vocabulary for design thinking, making, and discourse
- Promote interaction between students of all design majors and encourage cross-disciplinary activity within the School
ProgramsDegree Programs, GraduateDegree Programs, UndergraduateMinor Programs, Undergraduate