Minor in Social Innovation

The social innovation minor is a course of study for ArtCenter undergraduate students who want to master a toolkit of design skills and strategies to navigate the complex dynamics of working with communities and designing for social impact.

ArtCenter students in the Designing for Green Justice connect with this land and its First Peoples, the Tongva community

Courses Offered:

  • Design for Social Innovation
  • Brandmatters
  • Research Justice
  • Designing Social Enterprise
  • Design for Sustainability
  • Art of Research
  • …and many more!
Pasadena firefighter talks about fire prevention with ArtCenter students

Featured Course

In California Wildfire Prevention, students designed awareness campaigns to be rolled out across California.

Student designed Cancer Awareness campaign

Featured Course

In Cancer Awareness, students create innovative cancer-screening awareness campaigns to reach young people in the LGBTQIA+ community.

ArtCenter Designmatters students work with Indigenous land rights advocates and Tribal leaders to create innovative design solutions to help restore the native habitat, particularly White Sage, that center on First Peoples’ perspectives.
Featured Course

Designing for Green Justice: Centering Indigenous Land Access, Stewardship, White Sage Campaign

In this Designmatters studio, students have the opportunity to connect with this land and its First Peoples, the Tongva community.