Note: The Design, BA is currently not accepting new students. For further information contact the Design Department, Western Washington University, Fine Arts 127, 516 High Street, Bellingham, WA 98225-9086, 360-650-7778.
Department of Design, College of Fine and Performing Arts
The liberal arts BA degree in design provides students the opportunity to develop visual communication talents through courses in print and digital media design combined with a minor to broaden the educational experience.
Design Department Chair
Cristina de Almeida
Fine Arts 106C
Fine Arts 127
Graphic Designer | Web Designer | Project Manager | Art Director | Digital Image Maker | Creative Director | Interactive Designer | UX/UI
How to Declare (Admission and Declaration Process):
The department is currently undergoing curricular revisions, including changes in its admissions portfolio review process. For the latest updates on how to apply, please refer to the department website: wwu.edu/design/admissions.html.
Majors must maintain a 2.50 GPA both overall and in design courses taken at Western. Students falling below the 2.50 average will be placed on probation; failure to bring the cumulative GPA up to 2.50 by the end of two subsequent quarters will result in removal from the major.
A grade of C- or better is required for a student’s major or minor courses, and supporting courses for majors and minors.