The MDDO from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago is a two-year, 66-credit program with carefully sequenced, course-based curriculum built for students who seek immersion in the critical and technical skills specific to the extended practice of object design. Providing a creative and intellectual context in which designed things are closely examined, the MDDO program focuses on the critical rethinking of objects and the changing relationship between things, ideas, users, and contexts. Though the program is grounded in experimental practice, students are challenged to find their individual voice as a designer. This important aspect of the program is manifested in the diversity of thesis projects, where students employ experimental, commercial, critical, social, or speculative approaches to design.
The shared MDDO studio space offers both an individual base and a lively environment for discussion, knowledge exchange and project advancement. Though the program is grounded in experimental practice, students are challenged to find their distinct voice as a designer. This manifests itself through the diverse range of design approaches evident in the thesis projects presented each year.
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- Architecture: Grad Studio 4
- Studio 2: Discover
- Prototyping Methods
- Thesis Studio 2: Manifest
- Positioning Methods
- 24 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Apply before , National
- Deadline passed, International
- Deadline passed, Local
DisciplinesDesign Interior Design View 48 other Masters in Interior Design in United States
We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
- Completed Online Application
- Nonrefundable Application Fee: 90$ (Application fees will be discounted by 50% through December 1.)
- Official College Transcripts
- Statement of Purpose
- Letters of Recommendation
International1730 USD/creditTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 1730 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
National1730 USD/creditTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 1730 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
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Apply and win up to €6000 to cover your tuition fees.
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