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Business of Art and Design

Creating meaningful solutions.

Make your ideas happen in our Business of Art and Design program. Our students tackle all aspects of design management through professional experience, graduating with the skills they need to work in any creative industry.

“Onigami”
Eric Wang ’20

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Creativity meets business management in this BA program.

Our Business of Art and Design degree equips students with the design and management skills, tools, and professional experience employers value most in today’s economy. Immerse yourself in all aspects of the creative industries, collaborate on teams across creative disciplines, and learn strategies for taking your ideas from concept to market.

Our curriculum is designed to be flexible, empowering you to tailor your academic experience to your interests and career goals. Tackle real client projects to build your resume and portfolio or dive into developing your own creative business. The opportunities are endless with this unique design management combination degree. Our business of art and design degree graduates work as animation producers, production coordinators, brand strategists, and marketing managers at top companies, including DreamWorks, Pixar, JibJab, Blue Mammoth Games, Deloitte Digital, Game Developers Conference, and more!

Business of Art and Design Senior Spotlight

Student Work: Videos

Student-Led Brand Launch Event at SXSW

Behind the Exhibition: Artists Minding Their Business

Senior Thesis Spotlight: Tekla Khantadze

Client Project Experience: Pencilish Animation Studios

Fluid Impressions Exhibition Design and Event Management

Battling Fast Fashion: Nomo App Concept Pitch

Student Work: Project Presentations

Generation Animation: Campaign Pitch for Pencilish Animation Studios

Waggle: Startup Business Development and Branding

Pixie Dust: Studio Strategy and Game Production

Tiffany & Co: Brand Strategy and Marketing Pitch

Alumni Spotlight

Grads In The Industry

Ally Sage ’16
Production Coordinator | Marvel Studios

Alexandra R. Tibbe ’14
Freelance Prop Master and Set Decorator | Film and Television

Ayu Saraswati ’14
Product Owner, Digital Strategy | US Bank

Martha Patouris ’18
Account Manager and Producer | Epipheo

Daisy Lora ’16
Head of Talent | Solve
Production Manager | Bleacher Report

Nazanin Varasteh ’14
Senior Brand and Marketing Manager | Solico Group
Brand Strategy Manager | Zarrin Roya

Sarah McCauley ’12
Marketing Manager | Game Developers Conference (GDC)

Wendy Oliva ’15
Digital Marketing and Social Media Manager | Juki America, Inc.

Lauren Huber ’14
Proposal Coordinator, Business Development | WSP USA
Pursuit Specialist | Architecture HDR

Taylor Vigil ’12
Marketing Specialist | Sunny505

Maria de la Riva ’14
Senior Product Designer | Zalando
Product Designer | finmid

Devin Houston ’18
Account Executive | Vanta

Pablo Murray Campbell ’20
Associate Producer | Blue Mammoth Games

Andrés Bronnimann ’18
Independent Film Producer and Director

Kaitlyn Guerrero ’20
Marketing Coordinator | Pencilish Animation Studios

Tekla Khantadze ’22
Strategist | Leavingstone

Cole Pinado ’23
Assistant Producer | Make

Shpresa Mehmeti ’23
Strategic Planning Specialist | Bambus Group

Sophie Schönbach ’22
Strategy Director | PURPL the branding agency

Opportunities for students

Visiting Artists