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Department of Design College of Arts & Letters

About Design

Academic Programs

The Department of Design prepares its students for a wide range of career opportunities in the fields of Graphic Design, Interior Design, and Photography.


Graduates learn to work creatively and to explore new possibilities in their respective discplines by working collaboratively with students from across our range of concentrations.

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Graphic Design

The Graphic Design program at Sacramento State is one of the most highly sought after programs in Northern California. Due to a large number of applications, the program is impacted. To become Graphic Design major, you must complete a series of required lower division courses and then apply for admission to the program. If you are interested in the program, we highly recommended that you speak with a Graphic Design advisor as soon as possible.

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Interior Architecture

The Interior Design Program at California State University, Sacramento has a regional reputation as a leading design school, and is recognized as a nationally accredited program. The four-year program leads to a Bachelor of Arts degree in Interior Design with a concentration in Interior Architecture.

The Interior Architecture concentration provides you with the technical, creative, and critical thinking skills needed to enter the Interior Design profession. The breadth of courses in the concentration reflects the importance of both a liberal arts background and professional preparation in the design field. Courses encompass the study of design history and theory, aesthetics, graphics, lighting, space planning, computer-aided design, interior construction, and professional practice.

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Photography

The Photography degree at Sacramento State prepares you to thoughtfully engage in the production, interpretation, and presentation of photographic images, and asks you to consider how these images can be created and used in the world, whether in personal, social, or professional contexts. While gaining technical skills in the production of photographs, you engage rigorously in the conceptual discourse surrounding photographic images (their use and meaning) and we encourage you to consider the application of photographs broadly and with flexibility.

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Department of Design Office
Mariposa Hall , Room 5001
Mon. – Fri., 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

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Phone: (916) 278-3962
design@csus.edu

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