If you're thinking about grad school and have decided not to put your dreams "on hold"—SVA's MFA in Products of Design is holding 3 virtual open house events this fall, each featuring projects, alumni, students, and a faculty panel concentrating on a particular convergence in the department's curriculum. And the second event is tonight, December 9th!
The department's strength has always been "training multi-lingual designers"—its curriculum spans everything from ID and UX/UI to social innovation design, public policy design, business design, disability studies, business management and more—so splitting up the Open House events into 3 evenings will give each area a bit more focus. Here's the lineup:
Open House #1: November 11, 2020 Product Design: Negotiating the Physical and the Digital [Watch the videohere]
Open House #2: December 9, 2020 Design for Social Value: Navigating Business and Justice [RSVP Here]
Open House #3: January 11, 2020The Actualized Designer: Between the Personal and the Professional [RSVP Here]
You can go ahead and RSVP for the next two sessions of course, and find out tons more about the program at their site. (Check out their manifesto on the homepage.) Apply page is here!
Allan Chochinov is a partner of Core77, a New York-based design network serving a global community of designers and design enthusiasts, and Chair of the new MFA in Products of Design graduate program at the School of Visual Arts in New York City. Allan lectures around the world and at professional conferences including IDSA, AIGA and IxDA, has been a guest critic at various design schools in including Yale University, IIT, Carnegie Mellon, Ravensbourne, RMIT, University of Minnesota, Emily Carr, and RISD. He has moderated and led workshops and symposia at the Aspen Design Conference, the Rockefeller Center at Bellagio, Compost Modern, and Winterhouse, and is a frequent design competition juror. Prior to Core77, his work in product design focused on the medical, surgical, and diagnostic fields, as well as on consumer products and workplace systems. He has been named on numerous design and utility patents and has received awards from The Art Directors Club, I.D. Magazine, Communication Arts, and The One Club.