Welcome to the Center of Campus
We’ve learned that when you put a college filled with creative intellectuals in a culture of technology and innovation, you end up with the kind of design that can change the planet and the lives of everyone on it.
Most of our students had a hard time deciding between majoring in Engineering, Computing, or one of our design-centered majors. That’s not surprising because our academic programs are driven by evolving technology, enterprise, and social change.
We engage in nutty, brainy problems like everyone else at Georgia Tech but we do it in a very specific way: we come up with solutions to complex issues through the design process, whether that’s Architecture, Industrial Design, or Music Technology. From the BeltLine, to astronaut suits, to robotic drumming arms, you can look to Georgia Tech to see the future of environments and objects.
Pre-College Summer Programs
Our Pre-College programs are intensive, two-week workshops for high school students interested in architecture and industrial design. The dates for our 2020 Summer Programs will be announced soon.
Undergraduate admissions are handled through the Georgia Tech Office of Undergraduate Admissions. Undergraduate admission decisions are not made by the College of Design or any of the schools.
A portfolio is not a requirement for admission to the undergraduate program in Architecture or Industrial Design at Georgia Tech.
All graduate admissions are handled centrally through the Georgia Tech Office of Graduate Admissions.
Schedule an Information Session!
Prospective undergraduate students are invited to join us for an information session to learn about studying Architecture, Industrial Design, and Music Technology at Georgia Tech. Following the session you can explore the College of Design facilities, from our studio and jury spaces to computer labs, Maker spots and other favorite gatherings.
A complete course transfer evaluation will be done when you have been accepted to Tech. The Institute will determine whether you have completed courses that transfer credit for design studio work or other architecture-related course work. You should provide course descriptions, syllabi, and a portfolio for review.
Prospective transfer students to any College of Design majors must speak with an academic advisor prior to applying to discuss the most appropriate semester for them to apply.
Our Academic Advisors
Laura Alger in the School of Building Construction
Katrina Patton in the School of City & Regional Planning
Troy Whyte in the School of Industrial Design
Chris Moore in the School of Music
Financial aid provides support for students to help meet the costs of obtaining a Georgia Tech education. There are a number of ways you can receive financial aid, including:
- Scholarships & Grants
Also known as “gift aid,” and include federal, state, institutional and private aid. Funds come from several sources:
- Federal (Pell grant, SEOG)
- State (HOPE/Zell Miller scholarship)
- Work Programs & Loans
Known as “self-help aid,” this is provided by federal work-study programs and educational loans. Funds include the Federal Work Study Program and Education Loans.
- Alternative Awards and Scholarships
There are a number of alternative scholarships and awards available to student applicants.
- Merit-Based Financial Aid
Each school provides merit-based financial aid, which primarily includes fellowships, graduate research or teaching assistantships and co-ops.