Boise State College of Innovation and Design Enrolling Now!

We are excited to announce offerings for fall 2017! The College of Innovation + Design is open to all students, all majors, and all interests. Explore our opportunities and register today for the courses that inspire you!

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Identifying new pathways of learning that yield skills to meet emerging workplace needs

The College of Innovation and Design (CID) is about nurturing new ideas – born out of the best faculty, student, and community input to ensure the growth and value of a Boise State education.

From new cross-disciplinary majors to new courses designed to build skills employers demand to re-imagining the future of a university, CID is looking to incubate the most innovative and exciting ideas facing Boise State and higher education today.

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HBX CORe Immersion at Boise State

  • Earn a Credential of Readiness issued by HBX and Harvard Business School
  • Taught online by world class HBS faculty with an in person class led by best-in-class Boise State University instructors
  • Course focuses on developing basic fluency in analytics, economics, and financial accounting
  • Build a foundational set of skills that can help you get ahead

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Design Ethnography Launching Spring 2017

Design Ethnography is an emerging career path that applies anthropology/ethnography research techniques to product design, consumer insights and organizational innovation. Students will learn directly from industry experts and master research fundamentals to apply to a final capstone project.

  • Open to all Majors
  • 9 credit online certificate
  • Taught by industry experts
  • In-demand job opportunities

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Gaming, Interactive Media, & Mobile Technology

  • Become a Mobile App Developer, Video Game Designer or Web Developer.
  • Learn how to 3D print.
  • Huge job growth predicted from 2010-2020.
  • Enroll in our courses and start build something cool!

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We are innovating...
Across the University
Rethinking Learning

CID is fundamentally rethinking the way we approach teaching, learning and research.

The Future University
Forging New Trails

CID is innovating new models, methods, and approaches to how students get the most value from higher education and ensuring universities like Boise State stay relevant into the future.

Within the community
Helping Our Community

CID is reimagining new ways public universities can bring value to the workplace and connect to the community in which we serve.

Across the University
Rethinking Learning

CID is fundamentally rethinking the way we approach teaching, learning and research.

The Future University
Forging New Trails

CID is innovating new models, methods, and approaches to how students get the most value from higher education and ensuring universities like Boise State stay relevant into the future.

Within the community
Helping Our Community

CID is reimagining new ways public universities can bring value to the workplace and connect to the community in which we serve.

Experience the College of Innovation + Design

Check out our upcoming course offerings.

Summer Courses
Fall Courses

OUR PROGRAMS

Venture College Venture College -

Experiential Learning in Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Venture College

Experiential Learning in Entrepreneurship and Innovation

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Gaming, Interactive Media, and Mobile Technology

GIMM

Gaming, Interactive Media, and Mobile Technology

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Vertically Integrated Projects

VIP

Vertically Integrated Projects

HES HES -

Human Environment Systems

HES

Human Environment Systems

Design Ethnography Design Ethnography -

Working with people to create better experiences.

Design Ethnography Certificate

Working with people to create better experiences.

Lead Certificate Lead Certificate -

Leadership and Human Relations

Lead Certificate

Leadership and Human Relations

IEC IEC -

Idaho Entrepreneur Challenge

IEC

Idaho Entrepreneur Challenge

B2C B2C -

Bridge 2 Career

B2C

Bridge 2 Career

HBX CORe HBX CORe -

Harvard Business School Immersion at Boise State

HBX CORe

Harvard Business School Immersion at Boise State

Work U Co-op Work U Co-op -

There’s no better classroom than the job itself.

Work U Co-Op

There’s no better classroom than the job itself.

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