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Master of Design

Online graduate programs meet the needs of emerging and working professionals.

ArtCenter College of Design offers two fully online Master of Design (MDes) degrees in Brand Design and Strategy and Interaction Design.

These degree programs—offered entirely online and completable in one year—are ideal for working professionals and other individuals looking to create at a high level, enrich their existing skill sets, expand the impact of their creative work, change their career trajectory, or position themselves for advancement into higher-level roles in the design industries.

Removing many of the geographic barriers and time-based limitations of more traditional degree programs, both programs offer an immersive curriculum that has been optimized for distance learning yet retains the rigor and intensity of an ArtCenter education.

These design programs will equip you with the knowledge and practice necessary to have the greatest possible impact upon both your professional teams and the world at large.


Currently, ArtCenter is authorized to offer our MDes degree in a select number of U.S. states. Visit our State Authorization page to learn more.

Because this is a fully remote program, ArtCenter is not authorized to issue I-20s for international students to enter the country to enroll in this program. International students who will be located in an authorized U.S. state can enroll in the program but will need to arrange for a visa that allows them to study online on their own. If residing outside of the U.S., we are authorized to enroll international students who will be located in South Korea or Ontario, Canada while in the program.

Your creative journey begins here.

Our admissions counselors are here to answer your questions and serve as your mentors through the application process.

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Take the first step toward a career in design.