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Design, the Georgia Tech Way

Design, the Georgia Tech Way

We think it's important to understand how technology enables better design, and how to fuse that technology into buildings, products, lifestyles, cities, regions, and even healthcare.

Majors and Degrees

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Undergraduate Programs

Our bachelor of science degrees combine creativity, collaboration, and technology.
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Graduate Programs

Our graduate students use design to solve real-world problems and develop new technologies.
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Degrees and Certificates

A full list of the College of Design degrees, minors, and certificates.

College of Design Events

February 13, 2020

Research Forum: What is Design Research?

Learn about College of Design research from our research center directors
February 28, 2020

MOOG Hackathon

Entrants design and build novel musical instruments with Moog platforms and help from the Center for Music Technology.
March 7, 2020

The Guthman Musical Instrument Competition

Free admission to the art, music, and technology fair as well as the Guthman Competition Concert.

Visit Us

Prospective undergraduate students are invited to explore our facilities up-close. An information session with our admissions advisor is followed by a tour of studio and jury spaces, classrooms and computer labs, the design shop, the Galloway Café, and other favorite gathering spots.

School of Music Brings Music Technology to the Masses


See -- and hear -- School of Music faculty and students on campus, online, and across Georgia. They're collaborating with Paul Duke High School, Ciara, and Amazon (video above), appearing in documentaries, and hosting an international musical instrument invention competition.

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Our Research Featured on YouTube

Watch Gil Weinberg and the Center for Music Technology's "Skywalker Hand" on Robert Downey Jr.'s "The Age of A.I."
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The 2020 Guthman Competition

School of Music hosts inventors from around the globe at the Guthman Musical Instrument Competition this March.
A Guthman Competition finalist demonstrates his instrument invention by shaking controllers in his hands.

Georgia Magazine Reports on Guthman

Georgia Magazine writes that musical instrument innovation is on display at the School of Music's Guthman Competition.

See the Marching Band Like Never Before!

The Georgia Tech Yellow Jacket Marching Band just got a brand new website. Learn about our diverse marching band, its 111-year history, and the people who come together to keep music, spirit, and tradition alive at Georgia Tech.

Latest News

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HPB Lab Awarded $1.4M From DOE

Lab to develop building envelope diagnostics, modeling.
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CMT Prosthetic Drum Arm Wins Guinness

Drummer uses CMT technology to win a Guinness World Record.
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Architecture Students Win First Prize

Our students won the HERE + NOW international student design competition.
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Design Geeks Out About Fan Conventions

Faculty and students from our Schools and Research Centers analyze Dragon Con.
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SimTigrate’s Research Published by CDC

The lab's design of biocontainment units is in use at two Atlanta hospitals.
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Handbook of Int'l Planning Education

Our Dean, Associate Dean for Research, and two school chairs edited this first-ever book.
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The Board of Regents of Georgia granted the degree STEM-accreditation.
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Planning Studio Takes Students to Varanasi

City and Regional Planning students studies the smart city ambitions of Varanasi.

Design Research

Our six research centers focus on a range of crucial issues, many of which impact our daily lives. Our topics include the development of cities and regions, the healthcare environment, helping those with physical limitations, and new ways to create music.

Media Inquiries

Ann Hoevel
Director of Communications
College of Design
E-mail Ann Hoevel
+1 404-385-0693