Industrial Design

The Master of Design (MDes) in Industrial Design is a two-year degree program focused on an independent master's research project that offers students the opportunity to identify and explore a topic of inquiry with the potential to contribute to broader disciplinary knowledge. 

The program's mission is to create dynamic thinkers/makers who view design holistically in terms of objects, systems and services and can simultaneously bridge the gap between each speculative outcome and its broader context. While able to create highly resolved formal designs, students arrive at their well-crafted considered solutions through a process of deep research and critical thinking. Students are challenged to define new grounds within the context of industrial design practice that contribute to the betterment of society through design proposals. The program culminates in a public exhibition of the master’s research paper and project.