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 - Summer 2018

Brandmatters / Humanities & Sciences

Designing Startups / Humanities & Sciences

Transdisciplinary Course offerings - Summer 2018

Design for Kids Project / Graphic Design Dept.

Study Away: Learning from Detroit / Humanities & Sciences Dept.

Design for Health and Wellbeing / Product 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

 

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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About Reconstructing Practice: Toward an Antiracist Art & Design Field

Lauren Williams, Bianca Nasser, Godiva Reisenbichler / June 2018

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WORKSHOP: Talking Design with Non-Designers w/ Ana Monroe

March 2018

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    “Each student brings individual life experiences, diverse cultural upbringings, varied interests and perspectives to the subject displaying the many ways see and converse about a problem.”

    Krystina Castella, Faculty, Product Design

    Designmatters x Antiracist Classroom

    Bianca Nasser, MFA Candidate, Media Design Practices / December 2017

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    Antionette Carroll Lecture and Workshop: Graduate Student Perspective

    Lauren Williams and Bianca Nasser, Graduate Media Design Practices / November 2017

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    ArtCenter College of Design partners with UNICEF Mexico – bringing design and technology to issues within international development.

    UNICEF Stories / March 2017

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