MCAD's brand-new product design major educates an emerging generation of product designers who want to change the world through creative work, social engagement, and business acumen.

With a focus on experiential learning, the program offers a solid foundation in critical thinking, design thinking, qualitative and quantitative research, material experimentation, and human-centered design methodologies, as well as a breadth of 2D and 3D making skills. In addition, you will develop your presentation, business, and marketing skills in order to effectively communicate ideas to a variety of audiences.

What makes MCAD’s program unique?


Year One: MCAD Community

  • Develop your place in the MCAD community through classes, critiques, student activities, and more
  • Explore your major options
  • Take foundation classes
    • Studio: technical skills and work ethic
    • Liberal arts: art history and vocabulary

Year Two: Focusing Interests

  • Declare product design as your major
  • Build concentrated skills, both conceptual and technical

Year Three: The Community of Practice

Year Four: The Professional World

  • Deepen your investigation of and commitment to your body of work
  • Participate in the Emerging Talent Showcase and share your work with potential employers
  • Develop and complete a semester-long project to culminate in the Commencement Exhibition


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