San Francisco State University


The School of Design at San Francisco State University is an inclusive learning environment that promotes creativity and scholarship, and mirrors the wide range of cultural, artistic and scholarly interests in the San Francisco Bay Area. Graduates from our programs have leading roles in product design and development, product management, design strategy, and user research.




Masters in Design

The 30-unit, two-year Master of Arts in Design program emphasizes problem-solving methodologies and their application to both conceptual and practical problems. The program is interdisciplinary across visual communication and product design. Students develop a specialized area of focus with assistance from faculty advisors and through engagement with their graduate culminating project (thesis or creative work).

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Bachelor of Science in Industrial Design; Product Design and Development

The 59-unit Bachelor of Science in Industrial Design addresses the creation of industrial goods and services and concentrates on three principle aspects of design -- process, people and product. We incorporate the study of user-centered needs, relative to the responsible and resourceful implementation of technology innovation, materials, marketing principles, and aesthetic values.

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School of Design Graduate Program: Student Perspectives

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Degrees Offered

  • Bachelor’s of Science in Industrial Design
  • Bachelor’s of Science in Visual Communication Design
  • Master of Arts in Design

(NASAD Accreditation: N/A)

Awards & Scholarships

Support funds are available through the School of Design, The College of Liberal and Creative Arts, and San Francisco State University.



The School of Design
San Francisco State University
121 Fine Arts Building
1600 Holloway Ave
San Francisco, CA, 94132