TitleFrom Art to Business (and Back)
Publication TypeJournal Articles
Year of Publication2017
AuthorsMarks, A
JournalDesign and Culture
Date Published2017
KeywordsDesign Program

Graphic design programs situated in large research universities have unprecedented opportunities for research collaborations, in particular with the disciplines of business and engineering. For decades, the graphic design program at Oregon State University was situated within a traditional art department, but in 2011 the program migrated to the College of Business. For four years, graphic design students and faculty were part of the College of Business. In July of 2016, the program migrated back to a new School of Arts and Communication within the College of Liberal Arts. This article summarizes the challenges of this process, and poses questions about the changes in design education.

Keywords: graphic design education, design pedagogy, collaboration, design degrees