The Designmatters educational platform at ArtCenter College of Design joins collaboration with experimentation, experience with reflection, problem-solving with problem-discovery, and purpose with action.
Through research, advocacy and action, Designmatters engages, empowers and leads an ongoing exploration of art and design as a positive force in society.
An outcome of the 2011 Uncool Initiative.Read More
"One of the best ways to change public perception is to combine art with science.”Dr. Jerry Schubel, President & CEO, Aquarium of the Pacific
Spring 2018 - Host Department: Environmental DesignRead More
Spring 2018 - Host Department: Interaction DesignRead More
"The students confronted important issues from personal vantage points, ultimately ensuring that others would care about them, too."Sherry Hoffman, Humanities & Sciences, Faculty
Summer 2009 - Host Department: AdvertisingRead More
"The chance to work with real people with real needs is an invaluable learning experience for students."Simon Johnston, Graphic Design, Faculty
A transcripted course of study for ArtCenter undergraduate students in social innovationRead More
ArtCenter students are embedded in host organizations for one full 14-week academic term to work on high-level projects.Read More