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About this Program

Employing the Design thinking methodology, the I-Design major is developed as an integrated design program that is localized for the WSU environment. It develops creative identity through interdisciplinary problem solving skills, new media and technology, collaboration and global cultural experience. The I-Design major incorporates a concentration elective that allows students to individualize their program with an area of interest. Students can choose from Studio Studies, , Business and Marketing, Sustainable Design, Leadership Design, Interactive Design, Conceptual Illustration Art, and Integrated Design.

Building on a foundation that includes studio and digital art, graphic design, interactive technology and design history studies, students will leverage traditional studio skills along with modern tools like professional design software to gain basic creative and design skills. Once formally accepted into the program as sophomores, students are exposed to advanced contemporary design practices. Incorporating knowledge from the cross-disciplinary coursework, students learn to use design thinking to resolve challenges creatively and innovatively. The senior experience includes opportunities to develop campaigns and design productions to promote community projects, participate in a Capstone Senior Exhibition, and complete internships with regional businesses

Classroom Location(s)

  • Winona State University 55987
Winona State University
Winona State University
P.O. Box 5838 Winona, MN 55987
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