During the Industrial Design MFA program offered by The New School students explore the way goods can be produced in both localized contexts (a “making in place” approach, which relies on regionalized needs and constraints) and globalized contexts (employing design principles focusing on universal needs). Parsons’ School of Constructed Environments includes graduate students in Architecture, Interior Design, and Lighting Design, creating a unique learning community.
A Connected Curriculum
The MFA Industrial Design curriculum balances competing interests such as economical production and sustainability, consumerism, social and environmental improvement, and global and local production, investigating ways to integrate and reconcile these forces as a whole. In their second semester, MFA students explore limited-run making in New York City, and in the third semester they can investigate large-scale global production through virtual collaborations or study abroad at sites including Parsons Paris. A specialized thesis project offers opportunities to develop designs that advance — or challenge — industrial design theory and practice.
Students graduate equipped with the ability to integrate the many considerations involved in product design and to lead as socially aware makers, strategists, and industry specialists. Graduates emerge prepared to design innovative products and lead the industries that produce them as well. Career paths include industrial design, product development, manufacturing, furniture design, humanitarian and service design, toy design, design management, and architectural building systems.
- Design Studio: Form Innovation
- Industrial Design History
- Product Design Semantics
- Advanced Modeling Methods
- Design Studio: Local Production
- Problem Framing, Diagramming, and Design Ethnography
- 24 months
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DisciplinesArchitecture Industrial Design Design View 113 other Masters in Industrial Design in United States
We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
- Complete the online application
- The application fee for first-year international applicants is $75
- Statement of Purpose
- Recommendation Letters
- Although it is not required, if you took the Graduate Record Examination (GRE), scores can be submitted to support your application
- All applicants whose first language is not English must submit valid TOEFL, IELTS, PTE, or Duolingo scores
International55080 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 27540 USD per semester during 24 months.
National55080 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 27540 USD per semester during 24 months.
Living costs for New York City
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