Master of Fine Arts in Industrial Design
Art Center’s Graduate Industrial Design program, Grad ID, offers a two-year, six-term Master of Science curriculum focusing on theory and practice for the production of insightful research, the development of human-centric designs and the creation of new business opportunities.
We combine Art Center’s renowned excellence in visual design and “making skills” with the knowledge, theories and methods essential for making design solutions for complex and unstructured problems. In doing so, we prepare students to assume leadership roles throughout creative organizations.
Our faculty of internationally renowned educators—accomplished professionals across a range of design, technology and business fields—help our students develop their abilities through projects and critical dialogue in a design studio environment.
We design with a consciousness that our products and innovations exist in a larger social and ecological context. Our program’s methodology, which takes a systems-level view and strives to balance the business, technological and human aspects of any challenge, is called Strategic Innovation. This creative process produces empathetic solutions to essential human needs. This broadly applicable approach allows designers—and enterprise—to be resilient, and to grow.
- Advanced Design
- Business Consulting
- Communications Design
- Consumer Product Design
- Design Consulting
- Entertainment Design
- Environmental Design
About the School
The Art Center community—students, faculty, staff, trustees and alumni—came together throughout 2010 to envision the future of our institution.