ART CENTER VIEWBOOK 2013–2014
distinct cultural and technological contexts. Field track students design in a
real-world context where social issues, media infrastructure and communicationtechnology intersect. Run in collaboration with Designmatters, the track is built
around a yearlong project conducted in the eld. Our partner or 2013–14 isUNICEF’s Innovation Lab in Kampala, Uganda.Lab track students investigate emerging ideas rom design, culture, scienceand technology in a studio context. The curriculum is built around a series ointensive projects that bring to the studio ideas and collaborators rom techindustry R&D, academic research, the international art community and the aredges o culture.Media Design Practices oers an MFA that prepares designers rom a varietyo backgrounds to become design leaders, researchers and entrepreneurs inemerging elds. We are looking or risk-takers with hybrid interests who canintegrate innovative design with intellectual investigation and who pursue theirwork with depth and passion. We take a critical approach to people, makingand technology and have an interdisciplinary aculty that works collaborativelyto support our students’ wildly diverse outcomes.We oer two tracks — Field and Lab — that expose students to the rigors o
Considering design merely as a tool to create “pretty things” squandersits potential. Once you see design as a means to disrupt a familiarsystem, you can use it to establish new boundaries and create change.