Master of Industrial Design
The Master of Industrial Design program at the University of the Arts promotes design thinking and practice as the new management tool, instrumental in fostering strategic creativity and organizational learning. We offer design input at the earliest stages of the development cycle and assist with initial project definition. MID students learn through strategic and long-term partnerships with industry and organizations looking to create change through design. Graduates are prepared for careers in consulting, design science, architecture design and education.
What makes us different: a focus on thinking about design as a tool for developing innovative business strategies and structures; a student body with a multidisciplinary background; a collaborative studio setting; and projects with real-world impact. The curriculum is a careful balance of theory and practice, with opportunities for students to pursue independent projects and to collaborate across disciplines.
Our cyclical design process is the foundation — as learning happens, new knowledge is created, allowing us to develop a body of research and theory that is comprehensive, cohesive and accessible to all stakeholders. Once we’ve built a valuable knowledge base, we put it to work, hosting hands-on workshops, conducting design interventions, modeling and prototyping concepts for evaluation, and iterating ideas based on the invaluable, real-time feedback we get working side-by-side with our partners.
UArts MID faculty members are experienced professionals working at the intersection of design, business and social science who help prepare graduates to be leaders in design research and strategy, experience and service design, and organizational change.
Who are the alumni of the Master of Industrial Design program?
Our graduates are designing innovative play spaces and researching the use of urban public space and the way museums use technology to connect to young learners. They are innovative academics and sought-after consultants and designers.