The School of Web Design & New Media prepares students for cutting-edge careers in experiential design and digital media. We teach an integrated approach to New Media that is based on four key fundamentals: Design Thinking, Visual Communication, Technology, and User Experience. Web Design & New Media graduates are strategic thinkers, producers, and creative technologists poised to lead innovation on a global level.

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    Ideate Industry Panel: Defining Your Own Career Path

    Have you ever thought about how to define your own career path in areas like design, UX or branding? Have you wondered what it is like to work at a startup versus a freelance designer versus a large company? How do you decide what path is right for you?

    We’ll be addressing these questions and more during our Ideate Conference’s industry panel this Friday, December 1 from 1:00-2:30 p.m. in the 5th Floor Gallery. The panel of industry guests, who represent IBM, Noise 13, Uber and Upwork, will be talking about design cultures, getting a job, making decisions about your career, sharing tips they’ve learned along the way, and more. The panel will be moderated by WNM Design Lead DC Scarpelli and will be answering questions from the student audience (that’s you!).

    The industry panel discussion part of the Ideate Conference is open to all students, and there is no RSVP to attend. We strongly encourage you all to come watch and interact with our industry panel. This event is perfect for everyone from first semester students to graduating seniors. It’s never too soon to start thinking about your future design careers!

    For those of you who are remote, we will be livestreaming the talk at, starting at 1:00 p.m. (PT).

    The livestream will be moderated by our Online Associate Director, Nikki Oettinger.


    Students can find more information about the Ideate Conference at



    Special Onsite Advising Event for WNM Students

    Join us next Tuesday, October 24 from 3-5 p.m. in the 5th Floor Gallery on for a special advising event for WNM students!

    If you haven't thought about your spring 2018 classes, now is the time!

    • Not sure how to register for spring semester classes?
    • Don’t know what classes to take next?
    • Not sure what special classes are available? 
    • Need suggestions to support your thesis project or portfolio?

    We are here to help you. So stop by, have some coffee (it's on us!) and talk with us about your plans and the classes you're interested in. We will help you set a plan for success. Full-time faculty, directors, and advisors will be here on the 5th floor, ready to answer your questions and get you registered for spring semester. 


    Ideate Conference: Industry Portfolio Review Application Open

    Attention, graduating seniors! Have you filled out the application to participate in this semester’s Ideate Industry Portfolio Review?

    The Industry Portfolio Review is part of our ever-popular Ideate Conference. This is an opportunity for WNM students to meet with industry for portfolio review and networking opportunities. We typically host approximately 20 different companies for the review. Many of the participating companies are interested in hiring whether their needs are more immediate or they are looking ahead. Past participants include Airbnb, Capital One, Google, Lyft, PayPal, ROI DNA, Uber, and Volvo.

    Participants for the Industry Portfolio Review will be selected based on application only. WNM students interested in participating should apply at The deadline to submit applications is Friday, November 10 at 4:00 p.m. (PT). Space is limited, so no late applications will be accepted.

    Students can find more information about the Ideate Conference at



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    Spring Show 2017 Submissions Now Open!

    We are looking for top projects to be featured at the Spring Show Event and top students to participate in the Industry Portfolio Review session.



    The forms are both open now through April 7, 2017, 5:00 pm (PT).

    Please visit for guidelines, eligibility and to apply!


    WNM Spring Show General Info Doc: