Transfer Admissions Requirements: College of Design

Through a unique commitment to creativity and advancing technologies, the College of Design (CDES) at the University of Minnesota leads, innovates and educates in the full range of design fields by researching ongoing and emerging issues, exploring new knowledge, and addressing and solving real-world problems; all while adhering to socially responsible, sustainable, and collaborative design thinking.

As a student in the College of Design, you will benefit from the resources available at a premier public research university. College of Design professors are top experts in their disciplines, and they are dedicated to teaching the next generation of design innovators. You will also benefit from our excellent location: The U of M is located in the heart of a thriving design community, home to architecture and landscape architecture firms, art museums, theaters, cathedrals, design firms, parks, retail, and more.

Degree options: Bachelor of Science (B.S.), Bachelor of Fine Arts (B.F.A.), Bachelor of Environmental Design (B.E.D), Bachelor of Design in Architecture (B.D.A.)

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Students are admitted at pre-major status for Architecture, Graphic Design, Interior Design and Product Design programs. Students in those programs will need to pass portfolio review at the end of their first academic year for full admittance into their degree program.