Department of Design
The Department of Design prepares students to critically engage creative inquiry, visual literacy, and design thinking, with an emphasis upon practical application and social responsibility. This is accomplished through a commitment to history, theory, and making within both traditional and emerging practices. Our methods embrace the dialogue between physical and digital approaches and technologies, and are designed to support the education of a new generation of innovators.
We believe that developing your creativity is key to advancing in any art or design career you choose. Whether you are interested in Industrial Design, Interior Design, Graphic Design, Transportation Design, or Game Design, LTU’s Department of Design offers you a diverse range of studies from three-dimensional design and photography to drawing, graphic design, and animation. Your dedicated professors will help you develop your skills in a cross-disciplinary environment in which LTU’s signature “theory and practice” method of instruction infuses everything you do.
Programs in the Department of Design
The Bachelor of Fine Arts in Game Design program is a project-focused, multi-disciplinary degree program, with a focus on game design, game mechanics, art asset creation, and game scripting and programming.
The Bachelor of Fine Arts in Graphic Design program at LTU provides students with a comprehensive experience in the dynamic field of graphic design, ranging from print media to the latest innovations in interactive and time-based projects.
The Bachelor of Science in Industrial Design program at LTU is an accredited, professional, project-focused baccalaureate degree program that focuses on business case assessment, entrepreneurship, leadership, product psychology, customer journey experience, marketing, sustainability, packaging, and cultural geography.
The Bachelor of Science in Interior Design program is an accredited, professional baccalaureate degree program that encourages students to explore the field of interior design in a manner that is practically grounded, critically framed, and deeply invested in cultural relevancy and technical advancement.
The Bachelor of Science in Transportation Design program at LTU is an accredited, professional, project-focused, baccalaureate degree program that prepares students for careers in the fields of transportation design by combining a rigorous design education with engineering and technology principles.
Minor in Game Design
The Minor in Game Design provides a technical and creative skillset to students who wish to incorporate Game Design into their major coursework or to pursue further study in design-related fields. Lecture and studio courses introduce students to the history, theory and practice of the discipline. Coursework includes the creation of 2D and 3D game assets, conceptual art for environments, characters and props, game prototypes and full-fledged games for release on various marketplaces.
Minor in Graphic Design
The Minor in Graphic Design provides a technical and creative skillset to students who wish to incorporate graphic design into their major coursework or to pursue further study in design-related fields. Lecture and studio courses introduce students to the history, theory and practice of the discipline. Coursework includes brand design, typography, layout, motion graphics, and design thinking and action.