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Welcome to UW-Madison Design Studies!

Faculty, staff, researchers, and students in the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Design Studies Department consider and produce designed artifacts, and study the process of designing.

Through scholarship, analysis, curriculum, and outreach, we advocate design as an encompassing discipline central to every aspect of life.

We emphasize and promote a unified, multi-disciplinary, global approach to design, and we value connections, nationally and internationally with other campus, community and professional programs.

We offer two undergraduate majors that prepare students to take leadership positions in the fields of Interior Design and Textile and Apparel Design.

We also offer one unified Design Studies Graduate Program that allows for a holistic approach to design that considers both theory and practice.