Laser cut blocks that spell out the word design.

At its heart, design is about solving problems, so it’s not surprising that businesses and institutions are embracing the value of design—and that the demand for design professionals has never been greater. Yet, many creative students are unaware of the diverse and rewarding career options available to them in the field.

The School of Design at Carnegie Mellon is among the oldest and most respected programs in North America. In our undergraduate programs, students have opportunities to learn to design products (industrial design), communications (graphic design), and environments (both physical and digital spatial interactions).

They study with some of the most esteemed faculty in the world, preparing to launch careers as digital designers, product designers, environment designers, graphic and communications designers, illustrators, biomedical designers, and fashion designers, among other creative professions.

Our graduates go on to positions with leading companies, design firms, start-ups, and nonprofits. Some start their own businesses, while others become design researchers and educators. The career possibilities—and the potential for designers to make a positive impact on the world—are limitless.

We frequently host online information sessions for high school administrators and educators who are interested in learning more about design education at CMU. Watch this space for information about future sessions and how to register.

Summer & Fall 2024 Virtual Information Session Dates

Below is a list of upcoming Virtual Information Sessions.  Registration required.

Bachelor of Design Online Information Session for High School Applicants

  • June 28th, 2024- 12 PM EST
  • July 12th, 2024- 12 PM EST
  • August 9th, 2024- 12PM EST
  • September 13th, 2024- 7PM EST
  • October 17th, 2024- 7PM EST
  • November 21st, 2024- 7PM EST

School of Design Degree Overview for High School Counselors & Art Teachers (Educators only)

  • September 5th at 7PM EST