We know that lots of you want to come to New York City to attend our November 13th Open House and Info Session in person, but we also know getting here can be a major expense. So today we’re proud to announce our fourth annual “Open House Design Challenge.” The challenge gives us a way to help you out with airfare to New York City, along with expert portfolio reviews and other surprises while you’re here!
We are delighted to announce our Visiting Lecture Series lineup for the Fall 2019 season. Read more below about Ari Melenciano, AnnMarie Thomas, Jane Penty, Noelle Marcus, and Elliot Montgomery below!
We are thrilled to welcome four amazing new faculty to Products of Design for the 2019-2020 academic year: Shanti Mathew, Megan Ford, Alexandre Hennen, and Jonathan Meléndez-Davidson. Meet them all below, and see them on the quad!
Products of Design students and recent graduates are up to amazing things this summer! From Pentagram to R/GA, from Frog to Arup, and Kohler, here’s a sampling of their experiences at their jobs and summer internships.
Sinclair Smith is the Director of the SVA GroundFloor Incubator, and a founding faculty at MFA Products of Design. Upon his return from leading the SVA Destinations Summer Program to Yame, Japan, department chair Allan Chochinov sat down with Sinclair to talk about the adventure, the highlights, the challenges, and the gratifications.
We are extraordinarily proud that for the entire month of April, the two New York-based MoMA Design Stores are dedicating their windows and in-store displays to the collaboration with MFA Products of Design department! For the launch of 6 new products, an Opening Reception was held in midtown Manhattan last Thursday night. Check out photos below of the packed house, guests, and featured products designed by Products of Design students!
This year, the students of the MFA Products of Design took home 4 honors in this year's Core77 Design Awards! The recognized work spanned multiple categories—from Service Design to Design for Social Impact to Strategy and Research. Check them out below, and click to see the complete projects on Core77!
On May 14th, the sixth group of MFA Products of Design graduates presented their thesis projects. Friends, family, design professionals, faculty, and staff gathered at the SVA Theatre in New York City to watch. Ranging in topics from raising awareness around Queer Youth in China, to designing portable tools for living on Mars, the graduates shared hundreds of products, services, apps, platforms and experiences. Look for comprehensive project posts coming up, but for now please enjoy snapshots of the day!
Rob Walker—author, columnist, and teacher—has just released his third book, The Art of Noticing. It’s an essential read for designers, but also an amazing book for anyone interested in lateral thinking and, well, taking a break from their phone.
We are thrilled to announce that the MFA Products of Design has just been designated as a STEM-Certified program! This has particular advantages for our international students, who are now able to apply for a 24-month extension to their 12-month OPT (Optional Practical Training) student visas. This means that those international students electing to work in the United States following graduation have the option of staying 3 years instead of the traditional 1 year after the end of school.