The Doctor of Design in Cultural Preservation is a 60-credit-hour program encompassing six semesters of study and 45 hours of new course offerings specific to the curriculum and its advanced nature. Primarily devoted to individual, supervised research, students work one-on-one with faculty and share a common core of seminars on cultural preservation and research methods.

Areas of Specialization

The Doctor of Design in Cultural Preservation includes four areas of specialization. The curriculum for each specialization includes allied subjects and special requirements to ensure cross-disciplinary study.

  1. History and Theory of Material Culture
  2. Environmental Policy
  3. Fabricative Materials & Technology
  4. Museum Studies

Visit the College of Art & Design

The best way to figure out if the Doctor of Design in Cultural Preservation is right for you is to see for yourself. We encourage interested students to visit the college to learn more about the program. Tours can be arranged by contacting Professor Lake Douglas, who will put you in touch with the faculty related to the specialization of your interest.


The curriculum, admission requirements, and application process are currently in development, but we are enrolling students for the fall 2017 semester. Contact Professor Lake Douglas for more information on how to enroll.