Design Fair | Meet the Colleges: Join Cooper Hewitt for the Design Career Event of the Year!

Prospective students are invited to learn more about applying to a variety of colleges and universities with design programs throughout the country. Representatives will be on-hand to answer your questions about portfolios, admissions, scholarships, curricula, and more.

This program will be held virtually.

Participants will be able to speak with a total of 6 colleges during this program. Due to restrictions with Zoom, we are unable to accommodate specific breakout room requests.
Please contact for any program related questions.

Colleges Represented

Bronx Community College 

California College of the Arts 

Fashion Institute of Technology 

Maryland Institute College of Art 

Pratt Institute 

Purdue University 

School of Visual Arts 

Spitzer School of Architecture 

The New School 

University of Arkansas, School of Art 

University of Florida, School of Art + Art History 

University of Kentucky, College of Design 

University of Michigan, Stamps College of Art 

University of Texas Austin, School of Design + Creative Technologies 

Alfred university, School of Art and Design




This free program will be hosted through Zoom, with the option to dial in as well. Details will be emailed to you upon registration. CART captioning will be provided. Please reach out to us with any information on how we can support your participation, and with requests for services by emailing

About National Design Month

In 2020, National Design Week expands to a monthlong virtual celebration, gathering the country’s leading designers and communities around the country to celebrate the power of design in our everyday world. Held in conjunction with the National Design Awards, National Design Month will highlight the work of Award winners through a series of free virtual education programs throughout October including talks, tours, workshops, a professional development training, a college fair, and a career fair. Check back throughout October for new activities to be released on the Smithsonian Learning Lab and more!


2020 Special Thanks