ART Graduate Art is an interdisciplinary program that prepares visual artists working in all media––including but not limited to film and video, photography, painting, performance, installation and sculpture––to successfully enter the contemporary art arena. A significant proportion of its alumni have achieved national and international reputations.
BROADCAST CINEMA The Broadcast Cinema Program focuses on the creation of new entrepreneurial studios and pilot programs for existing and future forms of broadcast media. Early development of an individual creative identity for each student is the most essential aspect of our curriculum. Students choose from producing, directing/screenwriting, production design, cinematography and editing specializations. We guide our filmmakers to create beyond existing genres, design new forms of storytelling and invent new methods of production. The program attracts students with diverse filmmaking skills, as well as some who are new to the discipline.
ENVIRONMENTAL DESIGN Graduate Environmental Design takes students well beyond style to consider the links between user, brand, function and industry through two tracks. The Spatial Experience Design track addresses the relationship between the body, materials, space and emotion. We design environments from the first moment of encounter to the last moment of interaction. The Furniture & Fixtures Design track is focused on innovation, industry standards and the manufacturing process for mass production furniture, case goods and fixture design. We look at furniture and fixtures as an integrated component of spatial experience including the psychological, physical and emotional role of furniture in our living and working environments.
MEDIA DESIGN Graduate Media Design offers an interdisci-plinary MFA for a world in flux through two tracks. In Media Design Projects (MDP), students work in a studio context, using design to pose questions through applied and speculative projects that engage with emerging communication technologies and cultural practices. In Media Design Matters (MDM), students work in a real-world context where social issues, media infrastructure and communication technology intersect. Graduates are prepared to take on the challenges of the future and the changing role of design.
TRANSPORTATION DESIGN Engage with mobility and transportation challenges facing the world through two tracks: Vehicle Design and Transportation Systems. Students will create inspired vehicles and transportation systems that will help change the thinking of the automotive industry and the wider field of transportation and personal mobility.
INDUSTRIAL DESIGN Graduate Industrial Design (GradID) focuses on theory and practice for the production of insightful research and the development of human-centered and business model-based designs. We combine Art Center's renowned excellence in visual design and craft with the knowledge, theories and methods essential for making design solutions for complex and unstructured problems. In so doing, we prepare our students to assume leadership roles throughout creative organizations.*
*For 2012, Grad ID will be showing only at the Hillside Campus as part of Grad Show Preview on Thursday, April 19.