November 1, 2020

Announcing our Master of Design (MDes) in Integrative Design

Posted in Featured, News.

Want to get a master’s degree in Design? Looking for a low-residency program from a top-notch university? We proudly announce our new Master of Design (MDes) in Integrative Design Program launching in Fall 2021. 


The Master of Design (MDes) in Integrative Design is a low-residency, online hybrid program (predominately online with three campus visits per semester and one week in the summer) that supports the growing need for more designers with creative, adaptive, and strategic skills. The MDes is a 60-hour terminal degree intended for individuals who want to extend their impact, experiences, communication skills, and marketability within the design profession. This program is also open to those interested in or migrating into the design discipline to take on integrative design problems that inhabit various complex systems.

Today’s market is looking for designers with integrative design expertise. The interconnectedness of complex problems requires research, new methods, and collaborative approaches to create effective solutions. The MDes program partners with corporate and non-profit sectors, diverse professions, and educational sectors, with students to deconstruct challenging questions and identify viable outputs. Students will engage in design studio practice, research, and integrative strategies. Exploration in various disciplines like digital technologies, business, science, data science, public policy, and education will be encouraged to develop innovative solutions in integrative design teams for information design, experience design, and service and/or social impact design. The program’s multifaceted approach, through design education, creates a cross-disciplinary collaborative program that is attractive to professionals looking to incorporate creative strategies in their work or companies. 

For more information check out the BGSU School of Art website.
Questions about the program can also be directed to:
Graphic Design chair, Jenn Stucker at