Designmatters Minor in Social Innovation

Introduction

 
 

  

Launched in the Summer of 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, Humanities & Sciences courses and optional study abroad/cultural exchange programs, the Minor is offered in Advertising, Environmental Design, Graphic Design, Illustration, Interaction Design, Film, Fine Art, Photography & Imaging, and Product Design. 

Students enrolled in the Designmatters Minor are exposed to:

  • A cohort of like-minded students from across disciplines
  • Receiving early notification about Designmatters courses and events
  • One-on-one advisement with the Designmatters Team
  • Connecting to the vast Designmatters network of alumni, partners and employers

Requirements

 
 

  

The required courses for the Designmatters Minor vary by discipline and are composed of studio and academic credits.

  • Humanities & Sciences
    Historical Context and Cultural Literacy
  • Topic Studios
    Depth of Knowledge in Discipline
  • Designmatters TDS
    Social Innovation Focus

To view specific course requirements in your discipline for the Designmatters Minor, download your Minor Pathway below:

Below is a list of courses that are eligible for the Designmatters Minor Humanities & Sciences requirements. Please check with Enrollment Services for offerings every term.

Below is a list Study Away Exchange programs currently available to Designmatters Minor students. Please check with the Exchange and Study Away department for offerings every term.

How to Enroll

 
 

  

  1. Download your discipline-specific Minor Pathway
  2. Meet with the Designmatters Team to review the requirements and your status
  3. Complete the Designmatters Minor application form
  4. Receive confirmation from Enrollment Services that you are officially enrolled in the Designmatters Minor
  5. Meet with the Designmatters Team at least once per term to consult on your progress and learn about upcoming course offerings.

Cohort

 
 

  

The following are many of the members of the Designmatters Minor student cohort:

Aziza Tanjung

Product Design

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Jiaying Wang

Interaction Design

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Mike Deng

Interaction Design

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Lucas Thin

Interaction Design

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Amanda Oesef

Illustration

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Ziyi Zhou

Interaction Design

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Charlene Joy Dela Cruz

Interaction Design

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Viola Huang

Product Design

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Hellen Tong

Graphic Design

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Susie Moon

Interaction Design

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Audrey Murty

Illustration

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Ruzanna Hanesyan

Fine Art

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Ruiying Xu

Interaction Design

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Dillon Chi

Interaction Design

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Yujia Li

Interaction Design

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Abigail Ohab

Illustration

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Julie Tian

Product Design

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Shannon Tsai

Graphic Design

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Angela Tseng

Graphic Design

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Nancy Tsai

Product Design

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Apply

For questions and advisement, please contact Kimberly Velazco, Program Manager, Designmatters
Kimberly.Velazco@Artcenter.edu

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Or download the Application Form:

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