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Master of Design in Integrative Design
CCAD Master of Design in INTEGRATIVE Design – Where Creativity Meets Strategy
Businesses and organizations are striving to solve challenges that are not just difficult, but complex. Tackling today’s challenges strategically takes a holistic and human-centric approach called “integrative design”. This type of strategic process includes deep collaboration across the verticals of an organization, iterative prototyping, and a design-like mindset.
CCAD recognizes that organizational leaders of today and tomorrow need to possess this kind of strategic design experience. Our Master of Design in integrative Design program was developed to meet the needs of this growing discipline. Students in the CCAD program get the opportunity to work with sponsoring organizations that want to use a strategic design approach to usher in change. It may be new products or services, how people navigate a system, or how communities address social issues. Our program is a hands-on, experiential learning curriculum meant to help our students stand out in their desired professions due to their ability to tackle challenges, galvanize their teams and make a meaningful impact using this unique strategic process.
IF THIS IS YOU, YOU SHOULD CONSIDER OUR MDes in INTEGRATIVE DESIGN PROGRAM
You are a conceptual thinker, and you’re able to see the big picture. You enjoy collaboration across disciplines and appreciate diverse thinking. You are interested in the complexity of everyday events and systems. You like invention and the innovation process. You enjoy tackling complex challenges and solving difficult problems. You see yourself as a leader – or becoming one – and the people you work with recognize an innate potential in you for career growth. You can see yourself standing out among your colleagues in much of what you do. You want to make the world better. You are a strategic designer!
CCAD’s real-world, project-based approach to integrative design equips grads with the skills to excel at many design and management roles. Our grads have applied the skills they built at CCAD to a variety of positions and fields.
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M. Des Program Course Descriptions
Design Integration Studio I & II GRID5001& 5002 - 6 credits
The core studios assist students with the development and understanding of their design projects through critique, discussion, presentations, and charrettes. Concurrent with the Design Projects, the Integration Studio offers opportunities for reflection and practice in building teams, collaboration, experimentation, and synthesis. Must be taken in conjunction with Design Projects.