How Can This Degree Advance Your Career as a Design Professional?

Great designers collaborate with engineers, product managers and business executives to bring their creative ideas to fruition. They know that the best designs are unique and compelling — but they also accommodate a seamless user experience while adhering to the company’s development and budget constraints. 

This program will help you take your design work to the next level by learning to draw inspiration from — and collaborate across — fields, which in turn helps you stand out within your organization.

Become a Designer Who Can Think Across Disciplines

This program will equip you with the skills to develop design strategy that keeps technical and business goals in mind and to present your ideas to stakeholders, engineers, clients and end-users in a way that resonates.

Narrative and Storytelling will teach you universal storytelling techniques and narrative structures to communicate ideas, concepts and solutions in a way that is meaningful and persuasive to your intended audience.

Opportunity and Uncertainty will teach you methods to identify problems and pursue opportunities by applying practices drawn from a range models, including successful entrepreneurs, design- and arts-based creative processes, and analysis-based critical thinking.

The Business “Essentials” and Technology “Essentials” courses can help you build fundamental knowledge of these two fields. The Design “Essentials” course will expose you to a wider perspective on your own field.

“Designers need to be able to articulate the value of a great user experience and frame design in the context of business goals.”

Aarron Walter
VP of Design Education, InVision

Build Skills to Advance a Variety of Design Careers

This degree can help you enrich or transform your career across a variety of design professions. Students entering our program tend to come from the following fields:

  • Digital design
  • Graphic design
  • Industrial design
  • Multimedia design
  • Product design
  • User experience design

Read more about our curriculum here.