The School of Design Studies offers students the flexibility of a wide array of design disciplines, to prepare for professions in emerging design fields. With an emphasis in developing design thinking, students cultivate creativity, critical thinking, and problem solving skills applicable to many careers. The School awards the following degrees:
Through a low-residency online program that includes brief periods of intensive study in Boston, the BAC's Master of Design Studies creates leaders in a variety of design professions. In classes with leading practitioners and thinkers, students acquire the technical expertise, leadership skills, and resolve required for the rapidly evolving design professions.
The Bachelor of Design studies is an opportunity to explore design as a method for critical thinking and innovation. Students craft learning experiences to match their goals, and participate in a rigorous curriculum that incorporates applied learning beyond the traditional internship experience. Programs of study include:
MDS Alumni Spotlight
Erin Leatherbee is a recent graduate of the Master of Design Studies, Histortic Preservation program. More