School of Design | NewSchool of Architecture & Design

Our curriculum provides design students with a wide range of skills they need to create eye-catching and innovative design portfolios. Our programs focus on sustainable measures, interdisciplinary practices, and socially responsible design theories.

NewSchool offers a variety of undergraduate design degree programs. Explore our design degrees below:

Click here to read a letter from the Dean of the School of Design at NewSchool, Elena Pacenti.

The School of Design Advisory Board includes leading professionals from the design community who provide advice and counsel to the administration and faculty on employment trends, market conditions, professional practice, curriculum opportunities, and other critical information to advance the school’s mission. Advisory Board Members include:

  • Viveca Bissonnette, FIIDA, Assoc. AIA, CID, LEED AP | Design Principal and Vice President, Hollander Design Group
  • Robin Wilson Carrier, ASID, CID, LEED AP | President, American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) San Diego Chapter
  • John Mills Davies, ASID; CGBP; CAPS I, II, CID | Founder, John Mills Davies ASID and Rendervizion
  • Dante Donegani | Director, Design Department, Nuova Accademia di Belle Arti Milano
  • Ezequiel Farca | Chief Creative and Executive Officer, EZEQUIELFARCA
  • Paolo Giachi | Architect and Interior Designer
  • Claudia Salazar, Assoc. AIA | Design Director, Gensler San Diego
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