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Design Innovation


The Master of Design: Design Innovation (MDes) program at MassArt is a full-time, two-year (60 credit hours) graduate program that prepares the next generation of innovators to lead organizational and social transformation at corporations, nonprofits, educational institutions, and entrepreneurial ventures.

Degree Programs

Master of Design: Design Innovation(MDes)

Emphasizing four key skill areas (empathy, analysis, contextual understanding, and communication), the curriculum is designed to teach students how to effectively define and solve a problem, and to impart critical leadership skills for mobilizing and motivating teams toward successful outcomes.

Graduates of the MDes program will be poised to lead in organizational and social transformation, as service designers, experience designers, design strategists and innovation leaders in corporations, nonprofits, educational institutions, or entrepreneurial ventures.

Additional Features

MDes Student Articles on Design Innovation

Read stories and perspectives from the MDes students and faculty in MassArt’s Design Innovation program. View their posts on Medium.

Prototyping - Let's Put Those Insights to Work - Shailee Rindani '18 MDes