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About University of Minnesota, Twin Cities

The College of Design includes programs in graphic design, apparel design, apparel studies, human factors and ergonomics, interior design, product design, retail merchandising, architecture, and landscape architecture. We offer rich opportunities for interdisciplinary research and public engagement, through highly-regarded research and engagement centers, including the Center for Retail Design and Innovation (CRDI), Wearable Product Design, Digital Design, the Goldstein Museum of Design, Minnesota Design, and Sustainable Building Research. For more information about the college, please visit our website at http://design.umn.edu/

Graphic Design and the College of Design are situated within a major research university that hosts a broad range of disciplines, faculty, and students. Faculty in particular pursue the mission of the land/sea/space-grant university through scholarship, teaching, and outreach. We have a strong culture of interdisciplinary collaborations and engagements that enables us to forge partnerships and productive connections with other highly-ranked colleges, departments, and programs, such as computer science in the College of Science and Engineering, the Medical School, and the Carlson School of Management.

Minnesota is recognized as a progressive state and the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul, as one of the major design centers in the United States. Well known for its high quality of life, the Minneapolis/St. Paul metropolitan area offers world-caliber museums and theaters, an exceptional parks system, outstanding historical landmarks, excellent educational opportunities, and access to a well-regarded health care system. The Twin Cities are also home to 17 Fortune 500 companies, including 3M, Target Corporation, and Best Buy Company, in addition to thriving local businesses and a strong non-profit sector. See:http://www.forbes.com/pictures/eigl45hfh/1-minneapolis-minn/#7684564556b2