ArtCenter’s emphasis on sensorial experiences equips our alumni to become leaders in the areas of spatial design, furniture, lighting and interior/exterior living component design. 

A major reason young designers seek a graduate education is that the world is changing at an alarming pace, as are the creative skill sets necessary to stay relevant. We prepare our graduates with the tools necessary to make an impact, by instilling an imperative to understand the users they are designing for in addition to brand, materials and manufacturing nuances. Equally important, students emerge with a keen understanding of pricing and business practices as well as current trends. ArtCenter's Graduate Environmental Design Department is among the only industry-focused programs of its kind, offering graduates unparalleled career opportunities.

Environmental Design / Careers

  • Restaurant and Hospitality Design
  • Exhibition and Trade Show Design
  • Furniture Design
  • Branded Experiences
  • Sustainable Design
  • Residential Design
  • Museum Design
  • Lighting and Fixture Design
  • Art Gallery Design
  • Contract Design
  • Environmental Graphics
  • Event and Pop-Up Design
  • Architectural Office (graphics, interiors, production design)
  • Film and Theatrical Set Design
  • Entertainment Production Design
  • Gaming Virtual Space Design
  • Color, Trends and Materials

Career and Professional Development

ArtCenter is dedicated to providing internship, recruitment and networking programs that help students and alumni navigate their creative careers and establish connections with our industry partners.

ArtCenter Alumni Employers
Source: LinkedIn “Where they work” (January 14, 2016)

Changes in the world have opened up more options to creatively interact with culture, but all these changes require a depth beyond what most undergraduate programs offer.

David MocarskiChair, Graduate Environmental Design

Take the next step toward a career in Environmental Design.