November 28, 2018

Call for applications: MFA in Media Design Practices

ArtCenter College of Design

(1) Elena M. Cullen, Exposed Beauty, 2018. (2) Stephanie Cedeño and Nicci Yin, Network Colluding in the Internet of Things, 2017. (3) Emergent Conditions, Salton Sea, 2018.

Media Design Practices (MDP) is an interdisciplinary design MFA preparing designers for our new now.

The new now is a time of constant change: technological transformations, global inequality, and environmental uncertainty. It’s a that world demands new design practices. Designers today must be daring, critical, and engaged in their communities. Are you ready?

With a grounding in media, technology, experimental making, and social practice, MDP graduates are unafraid to use design to question the present. Join our MFA program and use your skills—prototyping and research, creative tech and fieldwork—to take on today’s challenges and envision new futures. Work closely with faculty known for cutting-edge research and multidisciplinary expertise. Investigate emerging media, develop new methodologies, engage with diverse cultures, and surprise yourself by making things the likes of which you have never seen before.

Our alumni go on to become design leaders in every conceivable field: major technology firms, innovative nonprofit organizations, and independent design practices.

Priority deadline is January 15, 2019 for fall 2019 admission to Graduate Media Design Practices.

Info session + work-in-progress show: December 14, 6–10pm, RSVP

Anne Burdick, media designer, design critic

Core Faculty
Elizabeth Chin, anthropologist
Sean Donahue, media designer, design researcher
Tim Durfee, architect, editor, curator
Ben Hooker, media designer, media artist
Phil van Allen, interaction designer, technologist

Adjunct Faculty and Guest Critics 2018–19
Jessica Bellamy, Andrew Blauvelt, Benjamin Bratton, Stuart Candy, Jeremiah Chiu, Elise Co, Samantha Culp, Colleen Estrada, Claire Evans, Jess Frucht, Danya Glabau, Ilona Gaynor, Lauren Halsey, Maggie Hendrie, Nathan Hertz, Umi Hsu, John Jennings, Olalekan Jeyifous, Norman M. Klein, Ronni Kim, Rachel Kinnard, Jesse Kriss, Filip Kostic, Mike Manalo, Kyle McDonald, Jane McFadden, Byron Merritt, Mike Milley, Andrés Monroy-Hernández, Radha Mistry, Simone C. Niquille, Chris Noessel, Miya Osaki, Rasheedah Phillips, Catherine Ramirez, Jennifer Rider, Jenny Rodenhouse, Daniela Rosner, Sam Rolfes, Molly Wright Steenson, Arden Stern, Carolina Trigo, Yuri Suzuki, Janet Vertesi, Wendy S. Walters, Richard Wheeler, Rosten Woo, Yisong Yue, Mimi Zeiger

Degree offered: Master of Fine Arts in Media Design
STEM: Yes / Students: 40–45
Core Faculty: 5
Adjunct Thesis Advisors: 10
Adjunct Faculty: 18
Guest lecturers per year: 26+
January average highs and lows: 68 and 48 degrees F

Contact: mdp [​at​]

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