Student Programs

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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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Transdisciplinary Course offerings - Fall 2020

SINC: Symbiosis In Nature & Community / Illustration

STRONG APART: Humane + Connected Aging / Environmental Design

KIDMANIA: Beyond Books! Designing Digital and Physical Spaces for Teens / Product Design

Designmatters Electives - Fall 2020

Elective Courses / Humanities & Sciences

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Student Profiles

 
 

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Media Design Practices

 
 

  

Designmatters is a key partner of ArtCenter’s Media Design Practices graduate program. 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 are the changemakers who will bridge cultures and disciplines with empathy and integrity.

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MDP News

 

INTERACTION DESIGN AND MEDIA DESIGN PRACTICES FACULTY MEMBER ELISE CO MERGES TECHNOLOGY AND DESIGN

October 2019

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    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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      "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

      Co-Designing for Racial Equity

      Bianca Nasser / June 2018

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      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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