As communications have migrated to new digital platforms focused on reaching global audiences, the most effective communicators understand that great visual and verbal storytelling is facilitated and enhanced by an ability to apply advanced tools in design and technology. New digital models for reaching users, stakeholders, customers and clients are forcing changes in the communications ecosystem, as well, and top professionals are able to easily navigate across multiple business domains to excel and outpace the competition.
Our curriculum offers an integrative course of study that nurtures creative problem-solving at the intersections of key disciplines, providing a 360-degree perspective that is essential to catalyzing your career in the 21st century communications landscape. Our program will assist you in learning the languages and methodologies of different disciplines, and developing the skills to craft narratives that will appeal to the broadest section of stakeholders, clients, customers, or potential investors.
Processes and Perspectives will teach you to consider problems from the perspectives of designers, engineers, and communicators, and challenge your pre-conceptions of how those professions can impact and enhance your role as a technology leader.
IDSN 550 Opportunity and Uncertainty
Opportunity and Uncertainty will equip you to identify problems that are worth solving and carry true impact, and enhance your ability to take calculated risks toward developing and implementing innovative solutions.
IDSN 560 Narrative and Storytelling
Narrative and Storytelling will prepare you to find the ‘story’ in your work, and persuasively communicate and pitch your ideas to gain buy-in and support within your organization, and, for those startup entrepreneurs, financial investment.
IDSN 545 Integrative Project
Integrative Project places each talent-filled MSIDBT cohort into cross-disciplinary teams to ideate, research, and develop new ideas for products, services, systems, and businesses. IDSN 545 is available to be taken for credit multiple times, allowing you to perfect your ideas under the guidance of IYA’s expert faculty.
IDSN 515 Professional Practices Residential
Professional Practices Residential is a core IYA experience that places student teams inside business, industry, and the non-profit sector to imagine, design, and implement real-world solutions to problems that range from local to global, and that carry the opportunity for meaningful impact on the way we live and work as a society.