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 - Spring 2019

Brandmatters / Humanities & Sciences

Transdisciplinary Course offerings - Spring 2019

For the Future: Connecting Underserved Young Parents with Vital Resources / Graphic Design + Interaction Design

Game On: Inspiring a Healthy LA for 2028 / Product Design + Interaction Design + Graphic Design

Socially Engaged Art: Art in Urban Community Green Spaces / Fine Art

Fellowships - Spring 2019

CITY OF LOS ANGELES INNOVATION TEAM / Spring '19

LONG BEACH POLICE DEPARTMENT / Spring '19

LOS ANGELES POLICE DEPARTMENT / Spring '19

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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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    “When I see really powerful student projects happen it’s because the students have genuinely become interested in and care about who will be using, seeing or encountering their design. It’s an exercise in empathy.”

    Arden Stern, Humanities & Sciences, Faculty

    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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