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School of the Art Institute of Chicago

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About

The MDDO from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago is a professional degree program with a taught curriculum that offers students the critical skills to imagine and create meaningful objects, systems, environments and experiences while challenging the boundaries of the field of design itself.

Overview

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. 

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Architecture: Grad Studio 4
  • Studio 2: Discover
  • Prototyping Methods
  • Thesis Studio 2: Manifest
  • Positioning Methods

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English

Credits

66 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
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IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
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Other requirements

General requirements

Admissions Requirements:

  • 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
  • ePortfolio
  • Interviews
  • Résumé

Tuition Fee

  • International

    1730 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1730 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    1730 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1730 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.

Funding

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