Master of Professional Studies in Retail Design

Advance your career with CCAD’s master’s in Retail Design

Retail is changing. Get ready to move into the future and define your path with Columbus College of Art & Design’s Master of Professional Studies in Retail Design. With CCAD's MPS program, you’ll experience a cutting-edge approach to learning with a rich mix of theory and practice in a curriculum developed and taught by retail experts. You’ll gain a deeper understanding of how customers engage with brands and make purchase decisions—from e-commerce to brick and mortar, and everything in between.

What I've learned in CCAD’s MPS program has directly impacted new projects, allowing me to challenge myself and my team to think differently."

Harley Ward Creative Director, AT&T (MPS in Retail Design, 2024)
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Meet our program chair

Dr Tamara Peyton

Dr. Tamara Peyton is the chair of CCAD's Master of Professional Studies graduate programs in User Experience (UX) Design and Retail Design. As a qualitative UX researcher, design thinker and ideation expert, Dr. Peyton is invested in understanding how everyday people interact with each other in their favorite physical and digital environments, and through their favorite brands and technologies. Before switching careers to design education, Dr. Peyton had a decade-long career in the young UX and dot-com industry in Canada, working as a business systems analyst, UX designer, and intranet services manager for a handful of major national and international corporations.

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