The School of Design is dedicated to improving the quality of life through the design and preservation of artworks, buildings, landscapes, cities, and regions. The School's distinctive contributions to this effort lie at the intersection of the disciplines of architecture, landscape architecture, fine arts, city and regional planning, and historic preservation. The design arts are the common intellectual core of the School, but PennDesign's work is equally rooted in knowledge from technologists, historians, and social scientists. Professional master's degrees are offered in architecture (M.Arch), city planning (MCP), fine arts (MFA), historic preservation (MSHP), and landscape architecture (MLA). A Ph.D. is offered in architecture and city planning. The School offers undergraduate study in fine arts, architecture, and digital media design.