2022 College of Design Final Reviews & Exhibitions

April 19, 2022

Help celebrate our students’ hard work by joining the College of Design community for final reviews, exhibitions, and showcases featuring work from across our design disciplines.

Apparel Design | Sundry. Multidimensional Design

February 8 – March 24

Sundry. Multidimensional Design was a showcase of thesis work presented by the 2022 senior apparel design class. Exploring new and emerging formats for fashion, this showcase displayed digital, traditional, and mixed media design work. The projects explored sundry topics including gender fluidity, circular design, adaptability, technical construction, and more. While the exhibition is no longer up, you can still view the seniors' work in their look book.

View the lookbook

Product Design | Senior Capstone Presentations

May 2

On Monday, May 2 join the Product Design Program for senior capstone presentations. The presentations will take place from 9:00 AM to 3:30 PM and guests have the option of coming either in-person (masks required) or calling in over Zoom. Students will be presenting in person in Room 225 in Rapson Hall. Capstone projects are individually selected by the students and are part of a two-semester sequence. As such, the projects range from medical devices to consumer products to digital apps to products addressing environmental issues and more. The 25 students will be given 12 minutes total for both presenting and feedback or Q&A. The audience will be able to ask questions verbally, over chat, and also provide optional feedback for students using a Google Form.

View the presentation schedule

Graphic Design | Artifact: Archives of Our Future Exhibition

May 2 – May 11

Outlasting time and weathering evolution, what we create is long-lasting. The emotions we evoke and the standards we challenge, the future we are trying to protect, that’s what matters. Our design speaks for itself, a snapshot of a trailblazing generation, an artifact, an archive of our future.

A showcase of over 40 graphic design student projects, Artifact: Archives of Our Future features the thesis work of the graphic design class of 2022. These projects will all be on display in Rapson Hall and online culminating with a closing reception where attendees can view the exhibition and talk with the designers about their projects.

Learn more about Artifact

Product Design | Product Innovation Lab PLAYsentations

May 5

Product Innovation Lab (PDES 3711/5711) is a hands-on project-based introduction to a product design process. Join the Product Innovation Lab where students work in small teams to design and prototype their own product concepts with help from consumers and industry. The PLAYsentations are a theatrical show where students present their prototypes to the community, family, friends, and industry. This year the Product Design Program is working with PLANtoys in Thailand to design sustainable wooden toys for a variety of different themes. PLANtoys is the only carbon-negative toy company in the world and we’re excited to see what our design teams come up with!

Learn more about PLAYsentations

Landscape Architecture | MLA Capstone Presentations

May 5 & 6

Join the Department of Landscape Architecture for its Class of 2022 MLA Capstone Presentations! Open to the public, presentations will take place in Rapson Hall, Room 225. The presentations on Thursday, May 5 will take place from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM. While the presentations on Friday, May 6 will run from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM. Please note that masks will be required for attendees.

View the full MLA schedule

Architecture | Heritage Studies and Public History Capstone Presentations

May 9

Students in the Heritage Studies and Public History (HSPH) program will present their capstone projects on Monday, May 9 from 2:00 to 5:00 PM. Eight students will present the projects they collaboratively developed with a wide range of communities throughout the Twin Cities and Minnesota, encompassing everything from archaeological outreach to collector communities, public programs, mapping projects, oral history, exhibitions, and more! 

View the HSPH schedule & attend

Interior Design | Senior Showcase Exhibition & Reception

May 10

Meet the Interior Design Program's Class of 2022 and check out their capstone projects during this exhibition and reception. This exhibition will be hosted off-campus at Prevolv.

Learn more about the IDes Showcase

Graphic Design | Artifact: Archives of Our Future Reception

May 10

Join the Graphic Design Class of 2022 to celebrate the closing of their senior exhibition, Artifact: Archives of our Future. Attendees will be able to view the exhibition and talk with the designers about their projects.

Learn more about the reception

Architecture | MS and M.Arch Final Projects

May 11 – May 13

Final projects by graduating students from the master’s-level programs in architecture will be on display in the Rapson Courtyard, and award-winning projects will be on display in the link area between the courtyard and HGA gallery space. Stop by and take a look!

More about architecture final projects

Join College of Design students, faculty, and staff for virtual presentations and reviews showcasing final design projects and research from our various disciplines.

You’re invited to the College of Design’s 2019 final reviews! Join students, faculty, and staff at final presentations from across our design programs and see first-hand the fantastic work our students have produced this year. 

Join students, faculty, and staff at the College of Design for final presentations and reviews showcasing design projects and research from our various disciplines.