Comprehensive Design

Explore the intersections of art + design

Comprehensive design at the Eskenazi School of Art, Architecture + Design is a studio-intensive interdisciplinary program with a focus in 3-dimensional design principles. Our graduates have exposure to product design, furniture design, interior design, architecture, and urban planning. Having completed an independent capstone project that highlights these multi-disciplinary skills, they are prepared for a variety of professions or graduate study in art, design, and architecture.

 A student gives a presentation.
A row of white art pieces.
A student gives a presentation.

Capstone studio

The Capstone studio of the Comprehensive Design program at Indiana University is the culminating studio of the program.

Students start with an issue that interests them. Using human centered design, they interview users and stakeholders, then redefine the problem into an actionable and human-centered problem statement (or How Might We statement). Students then spend the remainder of the semester solving and then communicating their problem.