Department of Design
The Department of Design prepares visual communicators for careers in a broad range of creative disciplines including animation, graphic design, illustration, photography and other related fields. Students learn to solve complex visual problems and communicate narratives across a wide array of mediums and technologies.
UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAMS AND DEGREES
- Animation BFA
- Graphic Design BFA
- Illustration BFA
- Photo- & Lens- Based Design BFA
- Product & User Experience Design BFA
- Interdisciplinary Design BA
*All Design majors are limited enrollment.
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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (FAQ)
Toggle ItemCan someone review my portfolio before I apply?
Pre-major and pre-BFA students may schedule one informal portfolio appointment with any faculty member during his/her office hours to receive guidance regarding their portfolio prior to applying.
Toggle ItemDoes the Design Department offer scholarships?
All students are encouraged to apply for department talent awards and other scholarships. For more information on Design Department scholarships, please see https://designdept.byu.edu/department-scholarships
Toggle ItemHow do I check my progress/read my progress report?
Students can access their progress report through MYMAP by clicking on the 'My Progress Report' tab.
Toggle ItemHow do I declare a Design pre-major?
Submit a request through the Change Major link on the MyMap page.
Toggle ItemWhat are the equipment requirements for my program?
Equipment requirements for each program can be found on the individual program MAPs (Major Academic Plans) in the catalog.
Toggle ItemWhere do I go to request a substitution or to see if my transfer classes will be accepted for my major?
BFA or BA major students should contact the appropriate faculty member as listed below for major specific substitution or transfer equivalency requests.
- Animation: Sam Nielson (email@example.com)
- Graphic Design: Linda Reynolds (firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Illustration: Justin Kunz (email@example.com)
- Industrial Design: David Morgan (firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Photo- & Lens- Based Design: Paul Adams (email@example.com).
- BA in Design: Student’s assigned faculty mentor
For General Education course substitutions visit gesub.byu.edu.
STILL HAVE QUESTIONS? SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT BY CALLING OUR OFFICE AT 801-422-3777