If you're thinking about grad school, you might spend some of your holiday time sparkling up that portfolio as the application deadline is approaching for SVA's MFA in Products of Design program in NYC.
The 2-year master's program provides coursework on just about every critical facet of design we can think of: physical product design, interaction design, service design, business design, social innovation, policy design, designing justice, disability studies, design and politics, systems design, futuring, and leadership and strategic management. Phew!
The latest product to launch from the partnership, Hui Zheng's Roller Coasters.
Department chair Allan Chochinov boils it down just a little: "This year we are featuring 3 Open House events, each focusing on a particular convergence of the program: How do you deal with the title of "Product Designer" when it applies to both physical and digital product designers? How do you navigate the seemingly dichotomous worlds of business and justice? And how do you reconcile a personal 'design life'—knowing that design is a team sport? These are three central questions in the program, and, I believe, central questions in the larger world of design."
Finally, on those convergences? They got videos up of their first 2 open houses here, so you can check those out while you're fussing with the font pairings on your CV!
"We're urging people to 'not put their dreams on hold' right now. Whatever happens in the world, it's going to be design-driven entrepreneurs, policy-makers, and activists who accelerate change. We want our graduates to have all of those levers in their hands, and we're not letting up on the educational outcomes during the pandemic. If anything, we're doubling down."
Get all the application info here at SVA's Apply Page.