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.
Spring 2018 - Host Department: Humanities & SciencesRead More
"This class strengthened my work by helping me express my personal voice through content with meaningful impact."Ashley Pinnick Illustration, Designmatters Concentration, Student
Sappi Ideas that Matter / September 2018Read More
Spring 2018 - Host Department: Interaction DesignRead More
"As artists and designers, we are in a unique position. What we choose to say with this voice that defines us as human beings."Patrick Hruby Illustration, Student
Summer 2009 - Host Department: AdvertisingRead More
"Socially conscious designers can inject new ways of thinking into the world to help deal with pervasive social and environmental problems (such as inequity and the hyper-production of wasteful and harmful things)."Mari Nakano, Grad Media Design '09, Visual Design Lead, UNICEF Innovation Unit
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