24 months
55930 USD/year
55930 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The Products of Design program at School of Visual Arts is a departure from other product design programs. It challenges the presumptions of design and encourages a rethinking of what it means to manifest value in the world.


The Products of Design program at School of Visual Arts is a two-year, immersive program that prepares exceptional practitioners for leadership in the shifting terrain of design. Our students are taught to respond nimbly and comprehensively to the critical questions around the role of objects, the impact of digitization and the centrality of justice in contemporary culture.

About the programme

At the heart of our program is the mastering of the three fields crucial to the future of design: making, structures and narratives. Making grounds design and designers: students investigate multiple dimensions of physical design practice, its processes, and the tools that enable it. Structures inform practice: students learn the information and business structures that make effective design possible including research, systems thinking, sustainability, strategy, user experience and interaction/information design. Narratives demand a compelling point of view: students hone their ability to communicate and persuade through personal and passionate storytelling, and learn to develop and support their narratives through graphic representation, prototyping, drawing, writing and videography.

Our curriculum acknowledges the radical shifts taking place in the design professions themselves. We recognize a great expansion in the participants of design—from anthropologists, behavioral psychologists and economists, to materials experts and systems specialists—tailoring our curriculum with these professionals (and ultimately, our future collaborators) in mind. Students are immersed in the rigorous discourse, assignments, and self-directed projects that challenge the conventions of traditional design disciplines that define products as either “industrial products” or “digital products.”

Lastly, the Products of Design department acknowledges the increased interest—from both the mainstream as well as business press, around the power of design—to fix problems, create value, reinvent businesses and to address vital social and environmental challenges. In their courses, our faculty address the urgent need to reconcile the material, energy, environmental and cultural consequences of design inherent within user production and consumption.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Design Research and Integration
  • Making Studio
  • Design for Sustainability and Resilience
  • Systems, Scale and Consequence
  •  Studio Intensive: Affirming Artifacts
  •  Studio Intensive: Deconstruction and Reconstruction
  • Studio Intensive: Intervention Interaction
  • Three-Dimensional Product Design
  • Business Structures
  • Framing User Experiences

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


60 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Application & Fee
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Resume/CV
  • Letters of Recommendation
  • Official Transcripts
  • Transcripts or Academic Records from Foreign Institutions
  • English Proficiency

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    55930 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 27965 USD per semester during 24 months.
  • National

    55930 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 27965 USD per semester during 24 months.

Living costs for New York City

1819 - 3968 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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