The School of Design at San Francisco State University is committed to offering a contemporary design education in a liberal arts context. Our curricula fosters development of skills in tandom with design thinking. Based in San Francisco, students are able to delve deeply into their fields while exploring one of the world's most dynamic environments for their professional development.
Design is an Impacted Program
Due to the recent California wildfires, the Fall 2019 application period has been extended to December 15. We will accept applications and Supplemental Applications through December 15.
All Design undergraduate programs are impacted at the first-time freshman level and for upper-division transfer programs. Currently enrolled SF State applicants must submit a supplementary application to the School of Design. Upper division transfer applicants, in addition to applying to the University, must also submit a supplementary application to the School of Design. See details for each program under the Visual Communication and Industrial Design links on the left-hand menu.