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Launching in Summer 2017, the Designmatters Minor in social innovation is a course of study for ArtCenter undergraduate students who want to master a toolkit of design skills and strategies to navigate the complex dynamics of working with communities and designing for social impact.
Comprised of a mix of studio courses, Designmatters real-world studios, and Humanities & Sciences courses, the Minor is offered in Environmental Design, Graphic Design, Illustration, Interaction Design, Fine Art and Product Design. Students from other majors may apply on a case-by-case basis.
Students in the Designmatters Minor connect their educational studies to design explorations centered on critical issues that are happening now, affecting people all over the world. Through a combination of curated H&S and studio courses, students learn to work under multiple constraints with focus, empathy, and integrity to generate innovation solutions to social challenges.
Students enrolled in the Designmatters Minor benefit from:
The required courses for the Designmatters Minor vary by discipline and are composed of 21 units of studio and academic credits, including:
Visual Minor Pathways for participating disciplines in the Designmatters Minor will be available to download beginning in Summer 2017.