The Faculty of Design was established in 2005 in Ljubljana as a private independent institution of higher education. Since 2011, it has been an associated member of the University of Primorska.
The Faculty of Design offers undergraduate and postgraduate (master's) programmes in Interior Design, Visual Communications, Design Management, and Textile, Fashion, and Jewellery Design (Jewellery Design is only available as an undergraduate programme). The programmes were conceived in accordance with the Bologna Declaration standards following the example of comparable European programmes. The programmes are interdisciplinary and based on teamwork. The faculty's mission is to provide designers with the knowledge required to produce innovative marketable design solutions.
Pursuant to its aims, the faculty actively partners with various local institutions at the intersection of the public and private sectors, including the Slovenian Chamber of Commerce, KOCles 2.0 (Competence development centre for personnel in the woodworking industries), and the Development Centre of Creative Furniture Industry.
The Faculty of Design organises a number of workshops and guest lectures featuring professors from foreign partner institutions as well as student and staff exchange programmes.
Since 2006, the faculty has participated in the European Lifelong Learning Programme within the Erasmus framework. The programme includes partner institutions from Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, France, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Turkey, and the United Kingdom.
The Faculty of Design is a member of several international education groups and is currently in the process of establishing one of its own, the A.L.I.C.E. (Architecture Landscape Interior Culture) programme.
The Faculty of Design has been a member of the World Design Organization since 2017.