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ABOUT


MFA in Products of Design

The most multidisciplinary design program imaginable.

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ABOUT


MFA in Products of Design

The most multidisciplinary design program imaginable.

Designers have the power to transform the world. At the intersection of design thinking and design making, Products of Design brings together insight and practical knowledge from several disciplines to empower graduates with the tools they need to solve global problems and create lasting social change.


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Life at Products of Design

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

 

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Program Mission


Mission

Beyond Industrial Design — We train designers to be leaders in an interconnected world.

Program Mission


Mission

Beyond Industrial Design — We train designers to be leaders 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 for designers as big-picture thinkers.

 

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, service, interaction, experience, 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.
 

 
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Projects & News


Projects & News

Arduino-powered clouds. Sexual health interventions for the CDC. And everything in between.

Projects & News


Projects & News

Arduino-powered clouds. Sexual health interventions for the CDC. And everything in between.

Social, 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 work below!

 
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Program Curriculum


Curriculum

Learn about the courses, seminars, workshops and intensives.

Program Curriculum


Curriculum

Learn about the courses, seminars, workshops and intensives.

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

 

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 experience.

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.

Located on steps away from Products of Design is the new Visible Futures Lab (VFL)—a mix of a woodworking and machine shop, rapid prototyping lab, electronics lab, sewing & soft lab, and gallery, all in one space. The VLF is a state-of-the-art Maker Space featuring the latest tools for digital fabrication (see complete list of equipment here).

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.

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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Students


Students

From Artists and Designers to Researchers. From Financial Managers to Philosophers.

Students


Students

From Artists and Designers to Researchers. From Financial Managers to Philosophers.

Our students emerge confident, powerful, agile, and skilled.

 

From Brooklyn to Bangkok, the students of the MFA in Products of Design offer their diverse range of experiences from varying backgrounds, disciplines, nationalities and cultures to the world of design. Together, they embark on an immersive journey, exploring multiple design lenses and creating important, thoughtful work. Our students secure positions at some of the most prestigious consultancies in the world, such as IDEO, frog, SYPartners, R/GA, Fuseproject, Pentagram, Vice Media, Johnson & Johnson, Microsoft, and The Future Project.

 
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Faculty


Faculty

Products of Design is led by world-class instructors.

Faculty


Faculty

Products of Design is led by world-class instructors.

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

 

Each one of our teachers is 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.

 
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Speakers & Studios


Speakers & Studios

New York City, at the crossroads of international 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 international 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.

 

Products of Design hosts many renowned designers, critics, thought-leaders, and artists in our Visiting Lecture Series. Several events are open to the local New York design community.

 

Studio Visits

We bring you to New York City. And then we bring New York City to you.

 

Every month, students see the professional working world up close and personal—from independent designer and artist studios to corporate creative hubs.

 
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Program Partners


Partners

From the Museum of Modern Art to the Centers for Disease Control.

Program Partners


Partners

From the Museum of Modern Art to the Centers for Disease Control.

Partnered projects make sense in the real world.

 

Products of Design students work with industry-leading organizations, firms, and cultural institutions—providing invaluable real-world experience. 

 
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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! 

APPLICATION DEADLINE IS JANUARY 15, 2018

 

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.