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Design & Applied Arts at Southern Methodist University

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Design & Applied Arts at Southern Methodist University

If you are interested in studying design and applied arts, you may want to check out the program at Southern Methodist University. The following information will help you decide if it is a good fit for you.

SMU is located in Dallas, Texas and approximately 11,824 students attend the school each year. Of the 1,942 students who graduated with a bachelor’s degree from Southern Methodist University in 2019, 9 of them were design and applied arts majors.

Want to know more about the career opportunities in this field? Check out the Careers in Design & Applied Arts section at the bottom of this page.

SMU Design & Applied Arts Degrees Available

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Design

SMU Design & Applied Arts Rankings

The design major at SMU is not ranked on College Factual’s Best Colleges and Universities for Design & Applied Arts. This could be for a number of reasons, such as not having enough data on the major or school to make an accurate assessment of its quality.

Design Student Demographics at SMU

Take a look at the following statistics related to the make-up of the design majors at Southern Methodist University.

SMU Design & Applied Arts Bachelor’s Program

78% Women
22% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
Of the 9 design students who graduated with a bachelor's degree in 2018-2019 from SMU, about 22% were men and 78% were women.

SMU Gender Breakdown of Design & Applied Arts Bachelor's Degree Grads

About 78% of those who receive a bachelor's degree in design at SMU are white. This is above average for this degree on the nationwide level.

The following table and chart show the race/ethnicity for students who recently graduated from Southern Methodist University with a bachelor's in design.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Design & Applied Arts Majors at Southern Methodist University
Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 1
Black or African American 0
Hispanic or Latino 1
White 7
International Students 0
Other Races/Ethnicities 0

SMU also has a doctoral program available in design. In 2019, 0 student graduated with a doctor's degree in this field.

Careers That Design Grads May Go Into

A degree in design can lead to the following careers. Since job numbers and average salaries can vary by geographic location, we have only included the numbers for TX, the home state for Southern Methodist University.

Occupation Jobs in TX Average Salary in TX
Graphic Designers 13,480 $50,700
Art, Drama, and Music Professors 6,240 $71,520
Interior Designers 4,230 $56,430
Professors 3,510 $61,660
Photographers 3,070 $34,160


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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