KU Department of Design Open House, Feb. 21

Collage includes color photographs of student design projects and a multicolored graphic that reads 'KU DESIGN OPEN HOUSE'

Join University of Kansas Department of Design students and faculty as they open their studio doors and showcase work in Chalmers Hall at KU on Tuesday, Feb. 21, 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.  

See the work of past and present Illustration & Animation, Industrial Design, Photography, and Visual Communication Design students, and their studio spaces and labs. View design faculty work in the Edgar Heap of Birds Family Gallery. 

Students and faculty will be on hand to answer questions and guide visitors to the various studios and exhibition areas. Refreshments will be provided in the Chalmers Café adjacent to the gallery (300 level). 

KU Design Open House 

Tuesday, Feb. 21 


Chalmers Hall, map

Locations of Studios, Exhibitions, and Labs 

Chalmers, 200 level 

  • Photography studios, exhibition, labs 

Chalmers, 300 level 

  • Chalmers Café, reception, Design Symposium exhibition 

  • Edgar Heap of Birds Family Gallery, faculty exhibition 

  • BDS (Basic Design Studies) studios and exhibition 

  • Industrial Design studios and exhibition 

  • Visual Communications studios and exhibition 

  • MA and Center for Design Research exhibition 

  • Letterpress Lab  

Chalmers, 500 level 

  • Illustration & Animation studios

The KU Department of Design prepares animators, illustrators, experience designers, graphic designers, marketing creatives, motion designers, photographers, product designers, UX/UI developers, and other multidisciplinary communicators to thrive as innovative practitioners and socially-engaged leaders in an ever-changing professional field. 

The design department offers undergraduate degree programs in Illustration & AnimationIndustrial DesignPhotography, and Visual Communication Design. Graduate programs in design include M.A. in Interaction and User Experience Design, and M.A. in Management and Strategy. The department also offers minors in DesignPhotographyDesign Entrepreneurship, and a Certificate in Book Arts