Harrington College of Design

Introduction

Harrington College of Design

At Harrington College of Design, our goal is to help students with a passion for creative expression develop their talents to pursue professional ambitions in the fields of photography, interior design or graphic design.

We offer specialized associate’s, bachelor’s and master’s degree programs designed to provide a balance of studio, classroom and independent study, giving students the opportunity to learn through a variety of methods and develop a well-rounded understanding of both the business and creative sides of their chosen profession.


Mission and Vision

The mission of Harrington College of Design is to create the next generation of design professionals to lead and serve the global community. Building on a tradition of excellence, Harrington delivers an unmatched educational experience – offering a faculty of practicing professionals, innovative programs of design, progressive curricula and a student-centered approach, all enriched by the historic, vibrant and diverse culture of Chicago.

Harrington remains committed to being recognized as a premier school of integrated design for its innovation, creative collaboration and passion for exploration.

If you have questions at any time, a Harrington Admissions Representative can provide assistance and help the process go smoothly, quickly and efficiently.

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Master of Interior Design

Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 USA Chicago

While the traditional tools of interior design remain essential, designers now also utilize more computer-aided technology, serve more-diverse applications, and focus on sustainability and socially responsible choices more than ever before. [+]

Master of Interior DesignWhile the traditional tools of interior design remain essential, designers now also utilize more computer-aided technology, serve more-diverse applications, and focus on sustainability and socially responsible choices more than ever before. Earning a graduate-level degree enables a more-advanced level of practice for interior designers looking to best serve the demands of the global community.Harrington College of Design’s Master of Interior Design program, created for students who completed their bachelor’s degree in interior design, architecture or a related program, emphasizes the application of evidence-based research to individualized design specialties. The program includes core courses in interior design theory and research methods as well as studio-based courses in which theory and method are integrated through application in project-based work. (Students with an undergraduate degree in a field unrelated to interior design may consider Harrington's Master of Arts in Interior Design Program.)... [-]


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Master of Arts in Communication Design

Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 USA Chicago

Harrington College of Design’s Master of Arts in Communication Design program exposes students to design as a problem-solving discipline. Created specifically for individuals with a bachelor’s degree in a field unrelated to communication design or graphic design, the curriculum encourages a deep understanding of the creative problem-solving process. [+]

Master of Arts in Communication DesignHarrington College of Design’s Master of Arts in Communication Design program exposes students to design as aproblem-solving discipline. Created specifically for individuals with a bachelor’s degree in a field unrelated to communication design or graphic design, the curriculum encourages a deep understanding of the creative problem-solving process. Projects are designed to immerse students in theory, context and audience and instruct them on managing the network of relationships involved in professional design projects.This immersive graduate-level program emphasizes building a strong foundation in the marketing and conceptual skills needed to excel in the field of communication design. (Students with a bachelor’s degree in graphic design, communication design or a related field may consider Harrington’s Master of Fine Arts in Communication Design program.)... [-]


Master of Arts in Interior Design

Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 USA Chicago

Interior design as a profession continues to evolve. Leaders in the field require a greater understanding of complex systems, skills in collaborative design and knowledge of specific interior requirements. A graduate-level degree enables a more-advanced level of practice for designers to help meet their clients’ needs in this competitive field. [+]

Master of Arts in Interior DesignInterior design as a profession continues to evolve. Leaders in the field require a greater understanding of complex systems, skills in collaborative design and knowledge of specific interior requirements. A graduate-level degree enables a more-advanced level of practice for designers to help meet their clients’ needs in this competitive field.In Harrington College of Design’s Master of Arts in Interior Design program, created specifically for students who have earned a bachelor’s degree in a field not related to interior design, the curriculum includes core courses in interior design theory and methods as well as studio-based courses in which theory and method are integrated through application in project-based work. (Students with an undergraduate degree in interior design, architecture or a related field may consider Harrington's Master of Interior Design Program.)... [-]


Master of Fine Arts in Communication Design

Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 USA Chicago

Harrington College of Design’s Master of Fine Arts in Communication Design program challenges students to broaden the scope of design as a tool for awareness and change through collaboration on increasingly complex design problems. [+]

Master of Fine Arts in Communication DesignHarrington College of Design’s Master of Fine Arts in Communication Design program challenges students to broaden the scope of design as a tool for awareness and change through collaboration on increasingly complex design problems.The curriculum, created for individuals with a bachelor’s degree in communication design, graphic design or a related field, aims to enhance students’ understanding of theory, context and audience and also offers them the opportunity to immerse themselves in an area of specialization. (Students with a bachelor’s degree in a field other than graphic design, communication design or a related field may consider Harrington’s Master of Arts in Communication Design program.)... [-]