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Master of Design

The School of Design offers the master of design degree through a two-year program intended for students with undergraduate degrees and work experience in digital design, fashion design, graphic design, or industrial design. The school faculty support advanced work in each of these disciplines, and interdisciplinary graduate research is also encouraged.

DAAP's Master of Design program was ranked 9th in the US by DesignIntelligence in their 2015 survey of design employers across the nation.

About the Program

The Master of Design is a post-professional terminal degree. There are two focus areas for
graduate study:

  • Product development for people with backgrounds in fashion design or industrial design.
  • Visualization for people with backgrounds in digital design or graphic design.

Interdisciplinary graduate seminars and studios provide an opportunity to explore issues of common concern to all professional design fields, such as sustainable design, universal design, design and identity, and design and consumerism.

Application Deadline

The application deadline is February 1 of each year, to begin graduate studies the following August.