MFA Products of Design Open House & Information Session

MFA Products of Design Open House & Information Session

School of Visual Arts (SVA)

October 22, 2012
MFA Products of Design Open House & Information Session

Meet faculty and students.
 Tour the Department and Visible Futures Lab.
Preview projects and curriculum.

Saturday, November 10, 2012
, 11–1pm

School of Visual Arts (SVA)
136 West 21st St, 7th Floor
New York City


Join us for the 2012 Products of Design Information Session. Select faculty members, current students and Department Chair Allan Chochinov will be on hand to discuss the purpose and experience of the program.

Hear from the architects and participants of the MFA program about our adventures thus far, as students have tackled Arduino, food design, systems mapping, and a special industry-sponsored project.

About the Program

The Products of Design MFA is an immersive, two-year graduate program that prepares exceptional practitioners across various disciplines for leadership in the shifting terrain of design. We educate heads, hearts and hands to reinvent systems and catalyze positive change through the business of making.

Students gain fluency in the three fields crucial to the future of design: Making—from the handmade to digital fabrication; Structures—business, research, systems, strategy, user experience and interaction; and Narratives—including video storytelling, history and point of view. Through project-based work that engages emerging science and materials, social cooperation and public life, students develop the skills and competency to create positive consequence. They emerge with the confidence, experience and professional networks to fill senior positions at top design firms and progressive organizations to create ingenious enterprises of their own, and to become lifelong advocates for the power of design.

Department Chair
Allan Chochinov, Partner, Core77

Department Co-Founder
Steven Heller, Co-chair, MFA Design Department, SVA; editor, VOICE: AIGA Online Journal of Graphic Design

Paola Antonelli, senior curator, Department of Architecture and Design, The Museum of Modern Art; Emilie Baltz, creative director, BALTZ WORKS; Ayse Birsel, founder, co-principal, Birsel + Seck; Scott Chapps, co-founder, creative director, ChappsMalina Inc.; Michael Chung, designer, photographer, filmmaker; Andrew H. Dent, vice president, Library and Materials Research, Material ConneXion; Carla Diana, senior designer, Smart Design; Ingrid Fetell, human factors specialist, IDEO; Claire Hartten, sitopian designer, researcher, project developer; Monica Khemsurov, co-editor, Sight Unseen, co-founder, curator, Noho Design District, writer; Julie Lasky, editor, Change Observer; Sigi Moeslinger, partner, Antenna Design New York Inc.; Jay Parkinson, co-founder, The Future Well, co-founder, Hello Health; Andrew Schloss, director, Brand, Reinstein/Ross, Goldsmiths; Jason Severs, principal designer, principal lead, frog design; Jill Singer, co-editor, Sight Unseen, co-founder, curator, Noho Design District, writer, curator; Sinclair Smith, industrial designer; Becky Stern, associate editor,  video producer, Maker Media (MAKE: magazine, craftzine); Richard Tyson, co-founder, managing principal, Helsinki Group; Masamichi Udagawa, partner, Antenna Design New York Inc.; Jen van der Meer, executive vice president, Dachis Group; Rob Walker, freelance journalist, New York Times Magazine, Slate; Helen Walters, writer, researcher, Doblin; Amy Whitaker, author, creative strategist; and John Zapolski, co-founder, Fonderie47.

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