MFA in Applied Craft + Design
Connecting design thinking to design doing, the MFA in Applied Craft + Design program is grounded in hands-on making, entrepreneurial strategies, and social and environmental engagement.
With a curriculum focused on the development of a strong artistic voice, the realization of work for a specific community or client, and entrepreneurism that connects making a living with making a difference, the MFA in Applied Craft and Design is the only graduate program of its kind.
Combining a mentor-based approach with an exceptional visiting artists program, students work one-on-one with nationally and internationally recognized designers, makers, and scholars in a self-directed curriculum that challenges them to bring to life the full strength of their ideas and skills.
Encouraging a cross-disciplinary studio environment in which the workshop is a lab to collaboratively explore design and making processes, the mentor-based MFA in Applied Craft and Design welcomes students from a wide range of creative backgrounds to make original work with an applied purpose.
This Wednesday, March 20, at 6pm, join MFA AC+D's Textile Circle club for a film screening and discussion of Notebooks On Cities and Clothes!
MUDLAND and MFA AC+D are teaming up to create a day of art, design, and play for children ages 3-99!
Join MFA AC+D for a screening of SuperDesign, a film highlighting key members of the Italian Radical Design Movement! The film will be introduced by internationally renowned designer, Matt Olson, with a Q & A directly following the film featuring Andee Hess, Aleksandra Pollner, Matt Olson, and Evan Snyderman.
MFA AC+D's pop-up gallery, Furthermore, will present work by Ryan Burghard, Mario Gallucci, and Kelly Elizabeth Tivnan in their latest exhibition, Candid!
I was especially drawn to the program's focus on "thinking through making" as I've always been able to think best when I'm making things.
Every fall the program kicks off with a two-week Design Build project in with a community group. Design Build 2012 resulted in a public bike repair shop and community hub. From day one, incoming students learn to practice effective communication and gain familiarity with studio workshops and tools to establish a strong foundation for the rest of their graduate experience.More Opportunities