Graduates from the Design Program at USF have a unique skill set that combines top notch technical skills with critical thinking and a deep
understanding of social justice values.
Students often blend ideas from the Design major with the rich environment
at USF, learning not just how to make things look beautiful, but how to combine
design with Latin American Studies, International Studies, Gender Studies,
Non-Profit Development, Sustainability, Business, and more.
Our program introduces students to a broad foundation in
Design history, theory, thinking, and production. Students then choose to go in many directions
based on their own interests. For all of
these reasons our graduates do not choose one single career path. Our graduates work in design firms large and
small, non-profits, as in-house designers, for start-ups, or starting their own
business, some choose to go on to graduate school as well.
Some graduates have taken traditional design jobs at firms
and organizations such as Princeton Architectural Press, Chronicle Books, Tattly,
Minted, Inkling, Harper Collins, San Francisco Magazine, Dwell Media, and many
others. Our graduates work in companies large including Apple, Google, Twitter, and more; while others have gone on to successful small start ups.
Others of our graduates have put their design skills to use work
at places such as The Discovery Science Center in Orange County, Teach for
America, The Harvey Milk Center for the Arts, Project Open Hand, Root Division, and many other
Our graduates have gone to attend graduate school at New
York University, Cal Arts, Pratt Institute, The Rhode Island School of Design, University of the Arts London, The International Center of Photography, The University of Texas at Austin, DePaul
University, Savannah College of Art and Design, and others.