The Nancy Cantor Warehouse

Why Our Program?

  • The flexible curriculum allows you the freedom to contextualize your design studies with courses from across the University. Add a dual major or minors to complement your interests in design.
  • You may study abroad in your junior year through Syracuse University Abroad or one of our world partners.
  • You will engage with an impressive array of nationally and internationally known visiting designers who come to The Warehouse to lecture and critique work.
  • When you graduate, you will belong to a global network of enthusiastic alumni, many of whom mentor students in achieving success at VPA and beyond.


The design studies program is located in the University’s Nancy Cantor Warehouse, home of the School of Design. The building, located in downtown Syracuse, features professional studio facilities; two shared computer labs; a printing lab; and Design Works, a fabrication lab.

Learn more about the Warehouse

Visiting Designers

Throughout the year the School of Design welcomes numerous nationally and internationally known visiting designers to campus. Spanning the disciplines, these designers, some of whom are alumni, give presentations and lectures and often critique student work. They are a critical component of your artistic growth.