Our Master of Science degree in Spatial Experience Design focuses on the parameters of sensory-based design and its ability to deliver a complete user experience on a variety of scales. The program takes candidates beyond the confines of style to consider the links between the psychological, physical, emotional and sensory effects of design.
Drawing from a diverse array of fields, the Spatial Experience Design Department investigates the dynamic qualities of story-driven design to conceive staging and sequencing which captures the dramatic qualities and needs of a specific spatial experience. Our program’s direction is to educate designers to position themselves as Author-Based Design Leaders. We develop Designers who are capable of advancing the discipline and the craft of environmental design with a focus on innovation. Our graduate program combines conceptual rigor, crossed with professional practice and a focus on theoretical thinking, technical innovation, manufacturing, fabrication and project execution. Rather than merely following trends, our students define the future of our living environment.
Graduate Spatial Experience Design is a two-track program that enables degree candidates to specialize and obtain advanced knowledge of theory and practice.
The Spatial Experience track addresses the relationship among body, materials, space and emotions, and our approach dictates that we work in a multidisciplinary way. This program is for students interested in elevating a multiscale spatial design direction with a strong industry focus and application.
The Furniture and Fixtures track investigates the relationship between: body, space, place, function and application of furniture and fixtures design with an emphasis in innovation, industry standards and the manufacturing process. This program deepens understanding of production furniture, case goods and fixtures and their relationship to manufacturing, materials, market and brand.
This is an Advanced Design educational program, which seeks to elevate an individual’s conceptual, technical, philosophical and practical application to become a game changer in the future of environmental design. Our program fuses Brand strategy, sustainable/ responsible design practices, social-cultural sensitive issues & ideas, human-centered design trends, with an eye to innovation.