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

Learn More Get Started

Fellowship Program

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

Learn More

Transdisciplinary Course offerings - Fall 2019

Safe Niños: Development Seminar / Environmental Design

Project Play: Pop-Up Experiences / Product Design

Socially Engaged Art / Fine Art

Designmatters Electives - Fall 2019

Brandmatters / Humanities & Sciences

Designing Social Enterprise / Humanities & Sciences

Information Design: Census 2020 / Graphic Design

Fellowships - Fall 2019

LONG BEACH POLICE DEPARTMENT / FALL '19

Student Profiles

 
 

Faculty Profiles

 
 

Alumni Profiles

 
 

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.

Click For More

MDP News

 

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

October 2019

    Read More
    helper image

    RECAP: Dawn Hancock’s A Workshop About Workshops

    Jessica Lee, Alumna, Media Design Practices / July 2018

      Read More
      helper image

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

      Bianca Nasser / July 2018

      • 4
      Read More
      helper image

      Experience “Alaia’s Lab” at Reconstructing Practice

      Bianca Nasser / June 2018

      • 4
      Read More
      helper image

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

      ArtCenter / June 2018

      Read More
      helper image

      "Human-centered design requires that we stay sensitive to the cultural values of the community, helping them not just survive, but thrive."

      Javier Palomares, Environmental Design, Faculty

      Co-Designing for Racial Equity

      Bianca Nasser / June 2018

      • 4
      Read More
      helper image

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

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

      • 14
      Read More
      helper image

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

      Bianca Nasser / June 2018

      • 2
      Read More
      helper image