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LIVE! Online Applicant Information Session

ArtCenter College of Design
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Learn more about Graduate Media Design Practices/Lab+Field from Anne Burdick, Chair MDP. Anne will highlight student and alumni work as well as faculty research interests in design and emerging technologies.

Kevin Wingate, Director MDP, will moderate and be available to discuss the application and portfolio requirements.


Media Design Practices (MDP) is an interdisciplinary design MFA preparing designers for our new now. Ours is a time of constant change: technological transformations, global inequity, and environmental uncertainty. This world demands new design practices.

Designers today must be daring, critical, and engaged in their communities. Are you ready?

With a grounding in media, technology, experimental making, and social practice, MDP graduates are unafraid to use design to question the present. Join our MFA program and use your skills — prototyping and research, creative tech and fieldwork — to take on today’s challenges and envision new futures. Work closely with faculty known for cutting-edge research and multidisciplinary expertise. Investigate emerging media, develop new methodologies, engage with diverse cultures, and surprise yourself by making things the likes of which you have never seen before.

Our alumni go on to become design leaders in every conceivable field: major technology firms, innovative nonprofit organizations, and independent design practices.

Priority Deadline: January 15, 2018 for Fall 2018 Admissions.

Check out the How to Apply page to start your checklist!
MDP Studio Tour! Anytime

Email mdp@artcenter.edu for more information about the program and to set up a time to tour the studio or attend one of our exhibitions, symposia, or weekly events!

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