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Design Department
Designing successful careers for a changing world

Our Design students learn to combine personal expression and critical thinking as they create solutions that connect industry, individuals, and institutions to specific audiences and themselves to the world.

We are excited to share that we launched our revised BFA major in Fall of 2022 and will be graduating the first new BFA cohort in Spring of 2025. We have increased its capacity from 12 to 36 students and offer a more robust curriculum with greater focus on skills development and career preparation. You can learn more about the updated program here:

There are exciting times ahead as the Design Department continues to adapt and grow, and we are deeply grateful for your investment in our program!  We thank you for your generosity, your trust, and your commitment to our students. Here are some ways your contribution can help enhance our students’ education:

  • Field trips
  • Guest Speakers
  • Workshops
  • Student Showcases 
  • Student Awards Submissions
  • Cutting Edge Equipment
  • Facilities Updates
  • Industry Standard Software
  • Scholarships
  • Student Laptop Fund

Thank you for supporting our design students! 

Pictured at top of page: BFA Gig Poster Exhibit in Seattle, March 2024.

Pictured below: the BFA class of 2024 and recent award-winning work from BFA students. Be sure to check out the Design Instagram for more student projects!.

Recent Grad Match Opportunity!
Thank you new Vikings! You've raised an additional $3,000 in support for current WWU students and programs!
$3,000 MATCHED
The Number One Vikings Match!
Thank you, Vikings! You who made the first $1,000 in gifts earned an ADDITIONAL $1,000 through a generous match!
$1,000 MATCHED
2,000th Donor Challenge!
Thank you! The 2,000th donor has unlocked an additional $750 for the designation of choice.
2,000 / 2,000 Donors
Last Call!
Thank you! You've unlocked an additional $5,000 as a matching gift!
Lunchtime Crunchtime
Thanks, Vikings! You've unlocked an additional $5,000 in support for students on your lunch break.
Rank Prize Lunchtime Crunchtime Challenge Donors
1 $2,500 Cross Country & Track and Field 90
2 $2,500 Western Symphony Orchestra 57
3 Varsity Volleyball 49
4 Men's Rowing 28
5 Ice Hockey 15
Early Bird Challenge!
Thank you! Your generosity has unlocked an additional $5,000 match before most people even got up for the day!
3,000th Donor Challenge!
Thank you, Viking supporters! We haven't hit 3,000 yet, but we're still tallying all the offline gifts we've received and will update the numbers ASAP!
Night Owl Challenge
Thank you! Your gifts helped raise an additional $2,000 for the Western Welcome Scholarship!
2,615 / 2,615 Gifts
College of Fine and Performing Arts Donor Challenge!
The department, project or program in CFPA that receives the highest number of unique donors will receive an extra $1,000! Final results available after we process all Give Day gifts. Inflating donor count using fake donor names may disqualify a project, department, or program.
Rank Prize CFPA Donor Challenge! Donors
1 $1,000 Western Symphony Orchestra 74
2 WWU Music Department 30
3 Theatre Arts 17
4 Dance 9
5 Music Department Scholarships 7
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