Program Mission


Mission

Beyond Industrial Design—Products of Design is the Most Multi-Disciplinary Design Program Imaginable.

The MFA in Products of Design is a two-year, immersive program that prepares exceptional practitioners for leadership in the shifting terrain of design.

 

Designers aren’t in the artifact business anymore, they’re in the consequence business. In order for design to transform the world, designers need to transform themselves into multi-disciplinary masters. The contemporary design challenge of production and consumption demands new approaches to industrial-age methodologies and orthodoxies. What we consider the “products of design” are expanding beyond the industrial design, mass-produced object. They now encompass sets of instructions, critical design, interventions, narratives, interactions, experiences, and speculative possibilities—all aimed at creating social, environmental, and technological value that catalyzes positive change.