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Design, BA (In Moratorium)

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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

65 credits


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.

 Contact Information

Design Department Chair
Kacey Morrow
Fine Arts 106B

Major Information:
Fine Arts 127

 Sample Careers

Graphic Designer | Web Designer | Project Manager | Art Director | Digital Image Maker | Creative Director | Interactive Designer | UX/UI

 Major/Career Resources


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.

Grade Requirements

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.


Departmental Honors

In addition to the general requirements for all honors students, design major who wishes to graduate with honors must complete an honors senior project in design.

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