Enhancing the teaching and research activities of the Department of Design, the UC Davis Design Museum explores how design shapes, improves and makes economically viable the objects, technology and environments we use, inhabit and experience every day.
The UC Davis Design Museum is a founding adopter of the Green Museums Accord. The Accord is a set of five principles that propel museums to become environmental leaders, and is administered by the California Association of Museums and the Green Museums Initiative.
Design-by-Design is the annual juried student competition highlighting the breadth, talent, and diversity of the Department of Design, as shown through the outstanding course work produced over the past year.
Working with renowned design faculty, Master of Fine Arts students explore the broader topic of “Design” through specific design disciplines, drawing oncollaborations with the arts, humanities, social sciences and sciences. This exhibition showcases the candidates’ final research and creative projects.