Open Classes

Are you curious about how product innovation works? Want to learn entrepreneurial skills? Whether you’re interested in developing ideas or want to advance your career in an organization, our courses will help you turn your ideas into action. The courses listed below are open to any students at VCU, all levels of experience are welcome. 

Taking these courses does not automatically enroll you in our certificate or degree programs. If you are interested in earning one of these be sure to see the information about applying to our undergraduate and graduate programs.

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*Please note: you can register for multiple “Topics” courses (INNO 491, 591, 691) but will need an override to do so if they have the same course number (example: registering for: two sections of INNO 491). Please email Mary-Chris Escobar for assistance with this (

Undergraduate Courses:

Courses in Human-Centered Design

Human-Centered Design is all about the people and communities we design for. When solving problems or responding to challenges, we can sometimes be tempted to create solutions without considering their full impact. These courses help students reorganize their thinking to prioritize the person or people who would benefit from the solutions we create. Courses provide students with a strong foundation in the philosophy and practice of Design Thinking; preparing them to innovate and problem solve with people and communities in mind.

Graduate Courses:

Spring Classes

Summer Classes

Fall Classes