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ABOUT


Products of Design Master’s Program

Beyond Product Design and Industrial Design, Our Multi-Disciplinary Graduate Program Trains Designers to be Leaders.

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ABOUT


Products of Design Master’s Program

Beyond Product Design and Industrial Design, Our Multi-Disciplinary Graduate Program Trains Designers to be Leaders.

Designers have the power to transform the world. Now the world is expecting the transformation of designers.

 

Products of Design is a STEM-Certified program that brings together insight and practical knowledge from industrial design, interactive design, service design, graphic design and transition design to empower graduates with the tools they need to solve global problems and create lasting social change.

 

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Program Mission


Mission

Designers thriving in an interconnected world.

Program Mission


Mission

Designers thriving in an interconnected world.

The MFA in Products of Design is a two-year, immersive program that teaches how to apply design thinking in a world with increasing opportunities and urgent needs.

 

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 multidisciplinary masters.

At the intersection of design thinking and design making lies Products of Design, since everything we create is a "product of design." Designers are the connective tissue of the built environment, and we push the fluencies that are critical to forming successful designers: graphic design, product design, service design, interaction design, experience design, and speculative design. Students learn the languages of strategy, business, leadership, branding, and social consciousness. When they leave, they are capable and powerful liaisons—able to speak to and translate between multiple stakeholders.

 

 

Where do our students work after finishing the program?

Just a sampling of the companies and organizations that hire our graduates:
Johnson & Johnson, IDEO, IDEO.org, Frog Design, Google, Microsoft, IBM, R/GA, Lyft, Vice Media, MoMA, JP Morgan, Pinterest, Method, Ziba, Bark & Co., SYPartners, 2X4, Pentagram, Local Projects, Deloitte, Omidyar Network, Dalberg, Siemens, Arup, 18F, Code & Theory, American Express, Mythbusters, Pensa, The Future Company, Whipsaw, ECCO, Questtto|Nó, Goldman Sachs, Staple Design, Tiffany, Argodesign, Madwell, Landor.

 

Life at Products of Design

Students from all different backgrounds, ranging from graphic design to business to science, come together to experience a highly multidisciplinary program that promotes collaboration and camaraderie.

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Projects & News


Projects & News

Interactive, industrial, graphic, service, experience, and social design. The projects that emerge from Products of Design are as diverse as the individuals who create them.

Projects & News


Projects & News

Interactive, industrial, graphic, service, experience, and social design. The projects that emerge from Products of Design are as diverse as the individuals who create them.

 

Check out some of the latest news and work below!

 
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Program Curriculum


Curriculum

The heart of the program is the mastering of three fields crucial to the future of design: Making, Structures, and Narratives.

Program Curriculum


Curriculum

The heart of the program is the mastering of three fields crucial to the future of design: Making, Structures, and Narratives.

 

Immerse yourself in a multifaceted product design program designing systems, services, experiences, physical, and virtual products. Shorter, more intensive courses, mixed with a "no grades" policy translates into maximum opportunity to think big and an optimized use of time, attention, and resources. In the program, students don't have to choose between tracks—they are all combined, strategically placed across the 2-year MFA experience.

 
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Making

Students investigate multiple dimensions of physical design practice, its processes, and tools. We deepen the connection to craft, and explore the fascinating potential of technology on artifacts. We ground making in both the personal delight of the maker, and the commercial, production, and experiential possibilities that happen with scale.

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Structures

Students learn about the information and business structures that make effective design possible: research, systems thinking, strategy, user experience and interaction/information design. Students gain a capacity to put design in experiential, social, business and economic contexts.

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Narratives

Design demands stories. At every step, the story of the design and its animating ideas must be made compelling through drawing, graphic representation, videography, history, writing, and point of view. Students explore the storytelling dimension of design necessary throughout the design process—from idea to market.

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Faculty


Faculty

A faculty made of leaders in their field...means an education in designer leadership.

Faculty


Faculty

A faculty made of leaders in their field...means an education in designer leadership.

 

Every teacher at SVA is a working professional in their field, each at the top of their professional game. Our faculty are cross-disciplinary, industry-diverse, and international—comprising some of the most bold and creative designers in the world.

Featured Faculty

 
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Speakers & Studios


Speakers & Studios

New York City—at the crossroads of culture, enterprise, and critical thought—attracts the most remarkable people and firms in the world of design.

Speakers & Studios


Speakers & Studios

New York City—at the crossroads of culture, enterprise, and critical thought—attracts the most remarkable people and firms in the world of design.

 

Students meet design's most creative, rule-breaking individuals—up close and personal—through our Visiting Lecture Series and Studio Visits Series.

Featured Speakers and Studio Visits

 
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Apply Page


Apply

We're looking for great minds and great makers.

Apply Page


Apply

We're looking for great minds and great makers.

APPLY TO BE A PART OF THE GRADUATING CLASS OF 2020! 

PRIORITY APPLICATION DEADLINE WAS JANUARY 15, 2019

 

Products of Design empowers exceptional people to use design to accomplish great things. We are looking for creative, curious, fearless leaders who believe in the power of design to tackle the challenges ahead. We seek both designers and non-designers with strong 2D and 3D skills and a passion for exploring how design can transform the world.