The MS in integrative design develops an understanding of the theories, methods, and processes of design, and their application in product and service development. A variety of creative design thinking techniques in areas such as systems thinking, brainstorming, immersions, contextual relevance, and empathy will be used to develop an in-depth understanding of the design process, the product/service life cycle, product/service feasibility, and the integration of social responsibility in product/service design. The program enables students with artistic, technical, engineering, and management backgrounds to study and to successfully engage within creative development teams.
Integrative design, MS degree, typical course sequence
|Course||Sem. Cr. Hrs.|
|IDDE-721||Elements and Methods||3|
|IDDE-726||Visualization I: Development||3|
|IDDE-731||Design Studio I: Concepts||3|
|IDDE-722||Emotion and Implementation||3|
|IDDE-727||Visualization II: Communication||3|
|IDDE-732||Design Studio II: Capstone||3|
|Total Semester Credit Hours||30|
To be considered for admission to the MS in integrative design program, candidates must fulfill the following requirements:
- Complete a graduate application.
- Hold a baccalaureate degree (or equivalent) from an accredited university or college.
- Submit official transcripts (in English) of all previously completed undergraduate and graduate course work.
- Submit a portfolio of work that demonstrates strong design skills, visual sophistication, and aesthetic awareness. (Refer to Portfolio Guidelines for more information.)
- Submit a personal statement of educational objectives detailing the professional goals the candidate wishes to achieve, and the attributes the candidate brings to graduate study.
- Submit three letters of recommendation from academic or professional sources.
- Submit an artist’s statement explaining the intention behind the portfolio.
- Submit a current resume or curriculum vitae.
- International applicants whose native language is not English must submit scores from the TOEFL, IELTS, or PTE. A minimum TOEFL score of 88 (internet-based) is required. A minimum IELTS score of 6.5 is required. The English language test score requirement is waived for native speakers of English or for those submitting transcripts from degrees earned at American institutions.