Master of Design in Designed Objects at School of the Art Institute of Chicago

The Master of Design in Designed Objects course at School of the Art Institute of Chicago amalgamates critical and practical knowledge of product, furniture, interaction and systems design.


School: School of the Art Institute of Chicago
Course: Master of Design in Designed Objects
Location: Chicago, USA
Course dates: August 2023 to May 2025
Application deadline: 10 January 2023

The Master of Design in Designed Objects (MDDO) at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago is a professional, 66-credit degree program with a structured curriculum that offers students the critical skills to imagine and create meaningful objects, systems, and experiences while challenging the boundaries of the field of design itself.

Borrowing critically from product, furniture, interaction, and systems design, the MDDO program teaches students to maintain an expansive understanding of the object as they reimagine the objects and systems that mediate our daily lives.

Students in the program have access to state-of-the-art labs, workshops, and dedicated fabrication facilities, studio space, external partnership opportunities with companies including CB2 and Kikkerland, international exhibition opportunities, and a culminating public presentation of a year-long thesis project.

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Top image: 'Self-Portrait' by Norman Teague, SAIC Designed Objects alum.

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