Yes. Our program is small and intimate. Class sizes have averaged 15 or less and are never taught by teaching assistants. Every student has a faculty advisor (a professor, not a guidance counselor) who can work with you on your professional goals. Our design classes follow a studio-based learning model, meaning you learn by doing hands-on projects. Students collaborate with faculty and each other in our vibrant scholarly research and design community. Unlike in some doctoral programs, our Ph.D. students typically interact closely with a number of faculty and not just their dissertation chair.