Introduction

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.

Our Mission

Through research, advocacy and action, Designmatters engages, empowers and leads an ongoing exploration of art and design as a positive force in society.

Never Again 9066: Artists and Designers Against Asian Violence

 

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Safe Niños: Holistic Healing Environments at Concepcíon Campus

 

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"As an artist, my primary aspiration is to connect with other human beings. What better way to actually do so than by actually making a difference in someone’s life?"

Fatima Ghanavi, Graphic Design, Student

Designing Advocacy: Arts Education + Graphic Design Implementation

 

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A GOOD STOPPING POINT: SMOKING CESSATION CAMPAIGNS FOR LGBTQIA+

 

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Safe Niños: Games, Stories, and Animations to prevent Childhood Burns

 

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"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

The (Re)Search for Inclusive Healthcare

 

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Branded: How Brands Shape Ideas, Identities and Society

 

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The Aesthetics of Power: What Makes Good Design

 

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DESIGNMATTERS MINOR IN SOCIAL INNOVATION

A transcripted course of study for ArtCenter undergraduate students in social innovation

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FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM

ArtCenter students are embedded in host organizations for one full 14-week academic term to work on high-level projects.

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Graduation and Grad Show: Spring 2024

Saturday, April 27th

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“I have been impressed with our student’s ability to create thoughtful design narratives, that can literally change the trajectory of people’s lives, whether it’s on a humanitarian level, or emotional, psychological level.”

James Meraz, Environmental Design Faculty