Iowa State University College of Design

Iowa State University College of Design

August 16, 2019 1 By Stanley Isaacs


Iowa State’s College of Design is an awesome
place — one you should be part of. The College of Design experience is unlike
any you’ve had before. Our studios are hands-on and fun. Sure, we’re really competitive,
but we’re also collaborative. We push each other to be better. It’s all about perseverance: It’s the
work you do on your projects and building a professional portfolio that matter. The College of Design feels like home. The
programs are really close-knit, and you’ll have connections with people from all majors.
We hang out here even when we’re not in class. And when you join us, you can choose from
nine undergraduate majors. We’re comprehensive, and many of these majors get their start with
the Core. The first-year Core program gives you a chance to interact with students who
are new, just like you… and explore the different majors we offer
… to narrow down your choices and discover where your heart is. You can change your mind (like a zillion times).
You don’t have to have it all figured out right away The best thing is being able to
interact with lots of different students with diverse interests. The Core will help you
find the right fit. The faculty will help you, too. They’re
passionate about design and art, and they share that passion with students. I love that
you can ask them for class advice as well as life advice. Everyone here is supportive. We have peer
mentors and advisers, and even upperclassmen will give you feedback on your work. The College of Design has so much to offer.
We have a Design Store and café, printing and computer labs, study abroad programs,
and so much more. Did we mention 97% of our graduates are employed
or continuing their education within six months of graduation? Our Career Services Office
is here to help you. And we’ve got an amazing student-run Career Fair, where you can meet
alumni and others looking to hire our best and brightest. And it all happens right here, in College
of Design. And the only thing missing… is you.