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Art Center College of Design | Pasadena, California | Learn to Create. Influence Change.

Art Center’s “Grad ID” program offers a Master of Science curriculum focusing on theory and practice for the production of insightful research, development of human-centric innovations and the creation of new business opportunities.

We combine the pursuit of extraordinary visual design and making skills with the knowledge, theories and methods essential to developing design solutions for complex and unstructured problems. In doing so, we prepare students to assume leadership roles throughout creative organizations. Our faculty of internationally renowned educators—accomplished professionals across a range of design, technology and business fields—help our students develop their abilities through projects and critical dialogue in a design studio environment. The program prepares graduates with an optimal combination of knowledge, skills and experience to lead innovation for enterprise and to create the future.

We design with a consciousness that our innovations exist in a larger context. Our methodology, Strategic Innovation, takes a systems-level view and strives to balance the business, technological and human aspects of any challenge. This broadly applicable creative process produces empathetic solutions to essential human needs and allows designers—and enterprise—to be resilient and to grow.

Grad ID also has joined forces with Claremont Graduate University’s Drucker School of Management to offer a dual MS/MBA degree in Innovation Systems Design (ISD). The two-year program prepares tomorrow’s innovation leaders by combining business strategy, leadership and management acumen with the rigorous development of creative skills and design innovation methodology.

We also offer a dual degree program with the Drucker School of Management, which results in an MS in Industrial Design from Art Center and an MBA from Drucker; this is the Innovation Systems Design Program. For more information, please visit artcenter.edu/isd.

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