Take a Class at the d.school
Our project-based and experiential classes bring together students from all seven schools at Stanford to collaborate and tackle real-world challenges.
We offer classes for all types of students at Stanford, whether you’re pursuing a bachelor’s, master’s, or Ph.D. Some students are seeking to become experts in design and others are looking for skills they can use to amplify impact in their field of study.
Who can take classes at Stanford?
d.school classes are open to students enrolled at Stanford. However, we offer several programs beyond Stanford for university students, business leaders, designers, and educators – explore our Programs page.
Should I take a class related to my degree program?
We encourage students to take classes that will challenge their existing disciplinary mindset. Take a look at our current class offerings.
How do I apply?
The d.school itself does not directly admit students or grant degrees. We offer interdisciplinary elective classes for students at Stanford. If you’re interested in a master’s degree, check out the Stanford Design Impact Program or one of the other relevant degree programs listed here. Students in these programs often take classes at the d.school.
How else can I build my design practice at Stanford?
There are classes and spaces across campus where you can deepen your design skills. Check out our resource detailing the design ecosystem at Stanford.
Applications are open through March 10. See each class page for more info.
Events and Announcements
Apply for the Creativity in Research Scholars by May 19!Overviewd.school Creativity in Research Scholars are a disciplinary diverse set of Stanford PhD students. In addition to their primary research ...
Info Session: Creativity in Research Scholars on May 11Overviewd.school Creativity in Research Scholars are a disciplinary diverse set of Stanford PhD students. In addition to their primary research ...
Night LaunchThe d.school's celebrated Launchpad program presents:Night LaunchAn evening where you can see and experience 10 stellar products and services just ...
Apply for Spring Classes & Workshops by March 10!In a d.school class you'll learn and practice specific tools, tactics, mindsets and behaviors that will help you develop core design abilities - ...
LaunchPad's Product/Market Fit Assessment LabEvery Tuesday, Open for Drop-In's from 2:30 to 4pm, d.school Bay Studio (second floor)Hoping to launch a new start-up venture? Got a "killer idea" ...
Spring Pop-Outs & WorkshopsTry out a Pop-Out or workshop for a taste of experiential learning and design thinking. Pop-outs all take place out in the world in a relevant ...
d.school Spring PreviewWed. Feb. 22, 12-1 PM Come to the d.school to taste our new lineup of classes and workshops for Spring!From 12-1PM teaching teams from every ...