This chapter explores the nature of design schools. These may be parts of universities or other institutions but they have a generally common structure and nature across design fields and globally. The most fundamental constituent parts of design schools are the studio, the library and the design tutorial. Some features of each of these are introduced and explained. In particular, the design studio is analysed both as a place and as a pedagogical concept. Key aspects of the studio are that it is largely practical and unstructured. It uses the design project as its main method and focuses on learning by doing and integration. The characteristic of design as something that integrates across a wide range of ideas is explored.