High School seniors applying for KU Design programs: priority portfolio deadline is Nov. 1

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Considering a creative career? 

If you are an innovative problem-solver driven to create things the world has never seen, a degree in design from the University of Kansas will give you all the tools and experiences you need to apply your creative talent professionally.  

The KU Department of Design is currently accepting applications for Fall 2023. Visit the link below to learn how to submit your portfolio, what to include, and upcoming deadlines. To be considered for admission during the priority application period, submit materials by November 1st.  

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KU offers a professional, client-based Bachelor of Fine Arts in Design degree with areas of concentration in Illustration & AnimationIndustrial Design (Product Design), Photography, and Visual Communication Design (Graphic Design). 

Why study design? 

Design is everywhere and design careers are in demand. Designers employ creative vision and technical skillsets to innovate consumer products and move people to action, develop mobile applications and build virtual realities, tell visionary stories and shape immersive entertainment experiences. And increasingly, designers are called on to apply solutions-based design skills to manage complex projects, improve business processes, and lead companies.  

KU Design graduates are video game designers, artists, marketing executives, footwear designers, furniture makers, art directors, UX/UI developers, product designers, and leaders. From independent practices to global companies, KU alumni are making new things and making the world a better place through design. 

Ready to apply or just want to learn more?  

Don't hesitate to reach out with any questions. We're here to help! You can connect with our Student Recruitment Coordinator, April Czarnetzki, at amczar@ku.edu or schedule a visit to campus through the link below.

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