A black cut out piece of paper with curving openings in front of a white wall.

Lindsey Fay's 1st-year interiors studio in Spring 2016

Work by Ashlyn Jones in Patrick Lee Lucas

The Power of Place
The Power of Place

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I request information about the College of Design to be sent to me?

We’re glad that you’re interested! Please contact us at ukcodinfo@uky.edu to request information about the College of Design at University of Kentucky.

How do I schedule a visit to UK?

To schedule a visit to the University, please visit www.uky.edu/Admission/visitorcenter.

How do I schedule a visit to the College of Design?

To schedule a visit, please contact the College of Design at 859-323-4256 or ukcodinfo@uky.edu.

Where do I park when I come for a tour?

Parking is available in Parking Structure 5, located on South Limestone. There is a pedway on the third floor of the parking structure that leads directly to the Visitor’s Center. Please have your parking ticket validated here for free parking.

Are there open houses or programs available to potential students?

Yes, visit the News + Events page for all upcoming programs.

What high school classes do you advise potential students to take?

We recommend any AP courses that satisfy University of Kentucky core requirements. Calculus and Physics are good preparatory classes for program requirements. Art and creativity classes can be beneficial for both architecture and interior design. For further information, please contact the College of Design Student Services Office, 108 Pence Hall.

How do I apply to UK?

To apply to UK, please visit www.uky.edu/Admission/content/apply-uk.

I applied to UK; now what?

here. If you have any further questions, or need assistance with the application process, please contact us at ukcodinfo@uky.edu or 859-323-4256.

What is the average ACT/SAT score of incoming students?

Please see the Undergraduate Admissions Office for specific information regarding the University of Kentucky’ minimum/average ACT/SAT scores. The College of Design does not have a specific score requirement. All application components of the application are taken into consideration for admission decisions.

Once I’m accepted, what’s my next step?

At the point of admission, we ask that you complete and return to us the acceptance and enrollment forms that are included with your admission letter, along with a 2”X3” recent photograph of yourself. Please visit the website, www.uky.edu/seeblueU/, to sign up for a “see blue.U” summer orientation session.

Are there scholarships available to incoming students?

Yes, please contact the Department of Philanthropy at the College of Design for more details.

Are there scholarships available to current students?

Yes, please contact the Department of Philanthropy at the College of Design for more details.

I’m an incoming freshman. What computer is recommended?

Consult our Fall 2016 Computer Specifications for our full computer recommendations.

I attended GSA/GSP and was told I could be automatically accepted to the College of Design. What do I do now?

Yes, all GSA/GSP students are automatically accepted into College of Design programs. Although your acceptance is automatic, we do still require you to complete a College of Design application found here.

Do I have to be a part of a College of Design program to take College of Design courses?

A limited number of architectural and interior design courses are available for non-majors. For example, ID 161, ID 162, ID 101, ID 102, ARC 111, HP 101, DES 101. For further information, please contact the College of Design Student Services Office, 108 Pence Hall.

Does the College of Design offer summer courses or studios?

Yes, the majority of summer courses are part of Education Abroad programs. For further information, please contact the College of Design Student Services Office, 108 Pence Hall.

Does the College of Design require co-ops or internships?

No, but we encourage students to gain real-world experience through spring break shadowing and practice previews, internships, education abroad treks, and any other ways to get to know the world and the place of design within it.

What is the job placement rate of College of Design graduates?

This varies from year to year. But, for example, nearly every 2016 graduate of the School of Interiors has a job. Some had them before graduation but more typically the transition to the profession occurs in the first few months after graduation. Because so many of our students participate in shadowing and internships, these transitions often happen at some of the very same firms and in the very same cities where students have spent some time.

Where do some recent College of Design graduates work?

All over the United States and around the world. Though a strong concentration in Kentucky, we have graduates practicing in major metropolitan areas such as New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Atlanta, Houston, Dallas, as well as regional cities – Nashville, Cincinnati, Louisville, St. Louis, and Lexington. One graduate from the School of Interiors recently got a job in Dublin, Ireland.

What type of faculty can I expect at the College of Design?

Faculty with wide-ranging educational and life experience. Design happens from so many perspectives that one of the qualities we seek in our faculty as a whole is diversity of talent and training. The more ways that students can see the world through these various perspectives, the better off they will be in making the transition to the professional world where they will encounter, as graduates, that same broad spectrum of viewpoints.

What is “studio culture”, and how can I be prepared for it?

Studio culture is part think tank, part petri dish…a place where anything can happen and often does. Because the college has committed work spaces for every student that remains theirs each semester, students find many types of peers in studio who help them stretch and see various design perspectives and approaches. Usually messy, these creative spaces help students bond, provide locations for one-on-one interactions with design professors, and produce world-class work.

I’m a parent and have questions about the College of Design. Who should I contact?

Please contact the College of Design at ukcodinfo@uky.edu or 859-323-4256.