Art Department

Experience Design

A.B., Minor, Major


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Imagine a Better Way

Research, design and implement interactive experiences when you study the exciting and fast-growing field of Experience Design (XD).

As an XD major, Guilford encourages internships that prepare you for design, research and strategy work in nonprofit agencies, institutions, businesses, museums, the entertainment industry and more.

This interdisciplinary program examines how humans interact and create meaningful experiences with products, services, environments and other people. Experience design enhances interactive experiences through better design and implementation based on research, observation and understanding, improving all aspects of an end-user’s interaction. You’ll examine elements of psychology, art, theatre, business and computer technology, and you’ll discover how they apply to target audiences in a variety of sectors.

The XD major requires 48 credits. You’ll choose from two 28-credit interdisciplinary tracks in either design or research and strategy. The minor requires five courses (20 credits).

The major and minor in Experience Design have many practical applications in the real world, and Guilford’s nurturing environment and emphasis on experiential learning lead students who pursue this area to success.

Major/minor requirements and course descriptions are available in the online version of the Guilford College Catalog. Use the keyboard shortcuts Control F for PC or Command F for Mac to search the document for your program.

Hands-on Learning

Guilford Art students have gained invaluable experience — and opened doors to successful careers — during internships at the following:

  • Philadelphia Museum of Art
  • Clothing design, Philadelphia
  • Three Dogs Pottery
  • Center for Visual Artists
  • Reynolda House Museum of American Art
  • Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art
  • Museum of Modern Art
  • SITE Santa Fe