English + Design
As part of our mission to nurture a diverse and global student body, the English + Design program allows talented international designers to pursue a graduate degree at IIT Institute of Design (ID). This unique program of study combines English for Special Purpose (ESP) instruction with graduate level design education.
Curriculum + Courses
|First semester (typical)||Second semester (typical)|
*Design electives that can be modified with approval of faculty and advisors.
- Students with TOEFL scores between 80-100 may be required to enroll in the English + Design program.
- For those students with TOEFL less than 80 or equivalent, IIT offers intensive English programs. Learn more.
- The program is taught over two semesters, concurrently with MDes coursework
- Students in the ESP + Design program complete 18 additional credit hours of instruction while pursuing their design courses. This adds one semester total to the standard MDes program.
Learn more about Fellowships + Financial Aid
|Tuition (2020-2021 rate)||$24,501||per semester|
|Student fees, books, and supplies||$600*||per semester|
|Living expenses (room & board)||$6,750*||per semester|
|Health insurance||$1,483*||per year|
Visit the International Applicants page to view specific information about joining our program from abroad.