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Welcome to the Department of Design

Design Programs

Best Accredited Colleges 2023 Medal

SJSU Interior Design Ranks in Top 5!

The BFA Interior Design program was ranked 4th best by Best Accredited Colleges who considered hundreds of institutions across the country and ranked San José State University using data around financial aid awards, the quality of education, faculty, campus resources, and more.

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Yoon Han

Professor Yoon Chung Han featured in Content Magazine

Prof. Yoon Chung Han was featured in the new edition of Content Magazine where she shares her ideas on how art and technology can live together in San Jose.


Professors Kohar Scott and Dana Ragouzeos present at the IDSA International Design Conference

Their presentation, Form Follows Fun, illustrates how using play and games in higher education design classrooms creates more inclusive opportunities for experiential learning, growth through experimentation and failure, and rapid collaboration.


Professor Chai's film Boundless wins awards

Professor David Chai's film Boundless has been screened at over 25 film festivals around the United States and has won 5 awards including Winner for best film and Best Director at the Silicon Valley Queer Film Festival.


Professor San Fratello at the San Francisco Museum of Craft and Design

Rael San Fratello's Pink Teeter Totter will be on display as part of the Designing Peace exhibit at SFMCD. The exhibit explores the unique role design can play in pursuing peace. On view from October 7, 2023 – February 4, 2024, the exhibition features design projects from around the world that look at ways to create and sustain more durable peaceful interactions—from creative confrontations that challenge existing structures to designs that demand embracing justice and truth in a search for reconciliation.