February 18, 2013

MFA in Products of Design: applications open

School of Visual Arts (SVA)
School of Visual Arts (SVA).

The School of Visual Arts is thrilled to announce its call for applications to the Products of Design MFA program. Our priority deadline was February 15, so new applications will now be accepted on a rolling basis for the class entering September 2013.

The MFA in Products of Design is an immersive, two-year graduate program that prepares exceptional practitioners across various disciplines for leadership in the shifting terrain of design. We educate head, heart, and hands to reinvent systems and catalyze positive change through the business of making.

Students gain fluency in the three fields crucial to the future of design: Making—from the handmade to digital fabrication; Structures—business, research, systems, strategy, user experience, and interaction; and Narratives—including video storytelling, history, and point of view. Through project-based work that engages emerging science and materials, social cooperation, and public life, students develop the skills and fluency to create positive consequence. They emerge with the confidence, experience, and professional networks to fill senior positions at top design firms and progressive organizations, to create ingenious enterprises of their own, and to become lifelong advocates for the power of design.

Department chair
Allan Chochinov, Partner, Core77

Department Co-founder
Steven Heller, Co-chair, MFA Design Department, SVA; editor, VOICE: AIGA Online Journal of Graphic Design

Paola Antonelli, senior curator, Department of Architecture and Design, The Museum of Modern Art; Emilie Baltz, creative director, BALTZ WORKS; Ayse Birsel, founder, co-principal, Birsel + Seck; Scott Chapps, co-founder, creative director, ChappsMalina Inc.; Michael Chung, designer, photographer, filmmaker; Andrew H. Dent, vice president, Library and Materials Research, Material ConneXion; Carla Diana, senior designer, Smart Design; Ingrid Fetell, human factors specialist, IDEO; Claire Hartten, sitopian designer, researcher, project developer; Monica Khemsurov, co-editor, Sight Unseen, co-founder, curator, Noho Design District, writer; Julie Lasky, editor, Change Observer; Sigi Moeslinger, partner, Antenna Design New York Inc.; Jay Parkinson, co-founder, The Future Well, co-founder, Hello Health; Andrew Schloss, director, Brand, Reinstein/Ross, Goldsmiths; Jason Severs, principal designer, principal lead, frog design; Jill Singer, co-editor, Sight Unseen, co-founder, curator, Noho Design District, writer, curator; Sinclair Smith, industrial designer; Becky Stern, associate editor,  video producer, Maker Media (MAKE: magazine, craftzine); Richard Tyson, co-founder, managing principal, Helsinki Group; Masamichi Udagawa, partner, Antenna Design New York Inc.; Jen van der Meer, executive vice president, Dachis Group; Rob Walker, freelance journalist, New York Times Magazine, Slate; Helen Walters, writer, researcher, Doblin; Amy Whitaker, author, creative strategist; and John Zapolski, co-founder, Fonderie47.
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