Design Theory and Practice at MICA


This lecture series, made possible by Betty Cooke, supports work of MICA students seeking into integrate design theory into their work and particularly, their thesis projects. Contemporary adesigners, critics, and theorists inspire students to build their knowledge of design discourse and professional design methodologies. Students deepen their vocabulary for discussing, evaluating, and observing a broad range of design practices, including typography, branding, experience design, service design, information design, social design, and design for sustainability. 

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MFA program
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The course engages students from undergraduate and graduate Graphic Design programs, as well as others interested in contemporary design. Join us for the weekly lectures, offered in Fall 2020.




We are pleased to offer a range of topics relevant to emerging design leaders.