Columbus College of Art and Design

24 months
36500 USD/year
36500 USD/year
Tuition fee
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This type of Design strategic process at Columbus College of Art and Design includes deep collaboration across the verticals of an organization, iterative prototyping, and a design-like mindset.


Columbus College of Art and Design recognizes that organizational leaders of today and tomorrow need to possess this kind of strategic design experience. 

Learning outcomes

The Master of Design in integrative Design program was developed to meet the needs of this growing discipline. Students in the CCAD program get the opportunity to work with sponsoring organizations that want to use a strategic design approach to usher in change. It may be new products or services, how people navigate a system, or how communities address social issues. Our program is a hands-on, experiential learning curriculum meant to help our students stand out in their desired professions due to their ability to tackle challenges, galvanize their teams and make a meaningful impact using this unique strategic process.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Design Integration Studio 
  • Design Thinking and Methodology
  • Design Integration Studio III & IV 
  • Design Projects
  • Leadership and Complexity

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines




60 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.

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.
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).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Academic records (official or unofficial). Educational records from secondary (high) school and college/university, if applicable, must be submitted in English or accompanied by an official English translation. CCAD requires a GPA of 3.0 or higher. Please contact us if your GPA does not meet the minimum requirement and you’d still like to apply. If you are admitted to CCAD, you will need to submit official (signed and sealed) copies of all of your transcripts before you begin classes.
  • A photocopy of your current passport photo identification page.
  • Proof of English proficiency.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    36500 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 36500 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    36500 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 36500 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.


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