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 - Spring 2020

LGBTQIA+ Cancer Awareness Campaign with Cedars Sinai Center for Health Equity Research / Graphic Design

Designing Democracy / H&S

Innovating Assistive Devices for People with Disabilities / Product Design

Designmatters Electives - Spring 2020

Elective Courses / Humanities & Sciences

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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

 

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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      “Innovation is deliberate. It’s about solving problems without creating new ones. To innovate is to enable one to share our natural empathy and be able to allow others a new means for expression. Innovation is something humans and other creatures have been doing forever, be it by instinct or experimentation. We innovate to survive and to create positive solutions to simplify and better our lives.”

      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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