Design Collaborative

For decoration only - two minds and two visions connecting around one idea (in the symbol of a lightbulb)

Design as it works in the real world - collaboratively

Photography - Art - Fashion - Visual Media Design - Interdisciplinary Studies


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About the Certificate

The Collaborative Design Certificate of Accomplishment provides students with a strong foundation in multidisciplinary approaches to design and collaboration. Our approach offers students the collaborative skills and experiences needed for success in today's workplace. The program enhances a focused study in any design discipline and also provides an introduction to design thinking and making for all students.

Learning Outcomes

  • Exhibit knowledge of the historical and contemporary practice of collaboration across a range of disciplines
  • Demonstrate how to work collaboratively within a creative team
  • Critically evaluate and discuss the merits of various concepts and approaches to design solutions, using design vocabulary
  • Employ a structured iterative process (identification, research, ideation, development, analysis, and prototyping) to solve a variety of design problems
  • Apply sketching as a tool for visual problem solving
  • Comprehend color theories and apply specific color harmonies in assembling creative works