BA in Design Arts and Practices Career Outlook

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Multifaceted designers play a vital role in communicating complex information through visual communication, and data visualizations, by creating innovative solutions using rapid prototyping and fabrication.

With tangible technical skills, knowledge and experience in addition to soft skills in collaboration, empathy and human-centered design, you'll be positioned for a successful design career today and into the future.

Graduates of the Design Arts and Practices program whose emphasis areas include Object Design and Spatial Design will be prepared to pursue careers in the following fields:

  • User experience and interface design
  • Object and product design
  • Human-centered design
  • Embodied technology / interaction design
  • Visual / graphic communication
  • Spatial / environmental design
  • Interior design
  • Human-scale urban design
  • Exhibition design
  • Scenographic, event and performance design
  • Design research
  • Experience strategy

Internships, Externships & Career Prep

Students are encouraged to participate in internships and externships to complement their academic experience. They may also take a professional practice course and attend CAPLA’s one-of-a-kind, interactive Job Interview Fair, which ensures students are ready when they get the call.

Ready to design a changing world?

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