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Academics

Experiential, project-based programs set students up for creative discovery and prepare graduates for careers.

Led by a faculty of practicing designers, architects, and researchers, Arc/D programs at the University of Kansas are designed for educational excellence and to reflect the professional world.

Programs

Programs for High School Graduates

Architecture  (M.Arch I)

Illustration & Animation (BFA)

Industrial Design (BFA)

Interior Architecture  (BS)

Photography (BFA)

Visual Communication Design (BFA)

Minors and Certificates

Book Arts certificate 

Design minor

Design Entrepreneurship certificate

Photography minor


Courses, Minors, and Certificates Open to all KU Students

 

All KU students, regardless of school or major, can explore creative practice and learn how to apply design thinking across disciplines.

Fulfill KU Core and elective requirements. Gain in-demand skills and earn academic credentials.

See Courses for Non-Majors

Arc/D for Non-Majors

  • ARCHITECTURAL HISTORY

  • BOOK ARTS

  • DESIGN ETHICS

  • GRAPHIC DESIGN

  • PHOTOGRAPHY

  • USER EXPERIENCE

  • VISUAL STORYTELLING

  • More ...