Student Programs

Introduction

 
 

  

Students from any discipline may participate in Designmatters projects. Those who develop a passion for social impact design can become further involved through the Designmatters Minor, Media Design Practices (a graduate major), and select Designmatters Fellowships.

Designmatters Minor

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

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Fellowship Program

A distinctive program sending top ArtCenter students to impact organizations to work on high-level projects

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Humanities & Sciences Course offerings - Fall 2018

Brandmatters / Humanities & Sciences

Transdisciplinary Course offerings - Fall 2018

Smart Image Social Impact / Illustration Dept.

Design for Repair & Recycle / Product Design Dept.

Building Trust, Bridging Divides: Visual Communication for the Diverse Communities of Long Beach & Their Police / Graphic Design Dept.

Fellowships - Summer 2018

CITY OF LOS ANGELES INNOVATION TEAM / Summer '18

CITY OF SANTA MONICA OFFICE OF CIVIC WELLBEING / Summer '18

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Media Design Practices Field Track

 
 

  

Designmatters is a key partner of ArtCenter’s Media Design Practices graduate program through the Media Design Practices: Field track. This MFA offers graduate students the chance to design for social impact in a real-world context where social issues, media infrastructure and communication technology intersect. Students in the MDP: Field program are the changemakers who will bridge cultures and disciplines with empathy and integrity.

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MDP News

 

RECAP: Dawn Hancock’s A Workshop About Workshops

Jessica Lee, Alumna, Media Design Practices / July 2018

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    Join Us for “Interrogating Pedagogy: Justice in the Core” A Session At Reconstructing Practice

    Bianca Nasser / July 2018

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    Experience “Alaia’s Lab” at Reconstructing Practice

    Bianca Nasser / June 2018

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    ANTIRACIST CLASSROOM HOSTS TWO-DAY CONVENING ‘RECONSTRUCTING PRACTICE: TOWARD AN ANTIRACIST ART AND DESIGN FIELD’

    ArtCenter / June 2018

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    Co-Designing for Racial Equity

    Bianca Nasser / June 2018

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    “Sustainability remains the most important idea of the 21st century: that is, that a regenerative and reciprocal relationship with the planet (and its inhabitants) is possible and will ensure our survival.”

    Heidrun Mumper-Drumm, Product Design, H&S and Graphic Design Faculty & Director of Sustainability Initiatives

    A Conversation Between Umi Hsu and Judy Toretti: the story behind making an arts data tool

    W. F. Umi Hsu & Judy Toretti / June 2018

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    Join us for “Racial Equity in the Arts”: A Session at Reconstructing Practice

    Bianca Nasser / June 2018

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    About Reconstructing Practice: Toward an Antiracist Art & Design Field

    Lauren Williams, Bianca Nasser, Godiva Reisenbichler / June 2018

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