Upcoming programs

  • Winter Session 2020 courses will be added throughout the fall.
  • Updates to our Summer College 2020 offerings are in progress. We expect them to be completed by mid-December.

Explore design's impacts & learn how to apply it to affect positive change

Design is about creativity, strategy, communication, empowerment, and social change. It can influence anything from product design to hotel visits and hospital services. Design can affect you individually as well as the broader local and even global community.

In this multidisciplinary program, you'll explore design innovations and their impact on hospitality, health care management, senior living, and other areas.

You'll learn how good design can improve consumer experiences, organizational operations, and even medical outcomes.

Through case studies and hands-on projects, you'll explore "design thinking," architecture, and planning. You'll also delve into using design and creative processes to improve business operations.

In addition, you'll interact with leaders from design, health care, and hospitality fields, participate in site visits to health and/or hospitality operations on campus, and learn about careers that cut across design and other fields.

This introductory program is open to designers and non-designers alike. No artistic abilities are required. You'll emerge with new skills and a fresh perspective on how design can elevate our moods, extend our lifespans, and help affect positive change.