Design, Environment and the Arts

 An interdisciplinary program that prepares students to become transformative practitioners in shaping the environment at all scales

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A Degree in Design, Environment and the Arts

The PhD in Design, Environment and the Arts Program in the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts has an explicit mission: to prepare students to become public intellectuals and transformative practitioners in shaping the environment at all scales – from the design of cities, buildings and landscapes, to interiors, products and graphics, to the arts all the while placing emphases on sustainability, innovation, community building, cultural and contextual awareness. The program is interdisciplinary and involves facets of the Herberger Institute's academic units, with students currently enrolled from the disciplines within – the The Design School, the School of Art and the School of Arts, Media and Engineering.