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 + Designmatters H&S Electives - Summer 2024

HSOC-206A Design for Social innovation / Designmatters H&S SU24

HSOC-369 Research Justice / Designmatters H&S SU24

TDS-301B Bee Lab: Designing for Wild Bee Conservation & Biodiversity / Designmatters TDS SU24

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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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"It’s not just about the product, it’s about the person, it’s about making real impact.”

Margaux Reynolds, Student, Product Design

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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