Future Graduate Students

MDes Program Attributes

MDes Program Attributes

  • substantial experience in integrative design methods and practices
  • involvement with real world clients and stakeholders
  • access to hundreds of experts and professionals from across the U - M campus
  • project-based learning
  • skill building in research-led design and design-led research methodologies
  • collaborative studio in the Faculty/Graduate Student Studio Building
  • access to facilities and resources of a top tier research university

Successful applicants will be:

  • proficient in specialized skills they would like to incorporate into an integrative approach
  • experienced designers wishing to transform their career path or professionals in other fields who want to transition to a design-engaged practice
  • prepared to revise and expand their understanding of research, design methods and design practices
  • interested in a collaborative, designerly approach to solving complex problems