MFA Products of Design at the School of Visual Arts
- New York
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.