IIT Institute of Design welcomes you to attend our fall 2011 open house. If you would like to know more about our methods, community and professional graduate degrees for both designers and those from other fields, please join us on Thursday, September 22, from 6:00-8:00p.m at 350 North LaSalle Street in Chicago.
The program will include break-out sessions with students, faculty, and alumni about life at ID; examples of current student work; guided tours of the facilities; one-on-one talks with faculty; and the chance to get answers to questions about admissions and curricula.
All are welcome to attend. RSVP to email@example.com or call Graduate Admissions at 312.595.4900.
And of course, please share this invitation with anyone you know who may be interested in design and innovation.
Master of Design
The two-year Master of Design (MDes) degree is intended for those seeking professional mastery in field, in areas such as communication design, interaction design, product design & development, strategic design, systems thinking, and research. In addition to trained designers, applications are encouraged from those without a formal design background, with the addition of a preliminary one-year foundation program of study.
Master of Design / MBA dual degree program
Offered in conjunction with the IIT Stuart Graduate School of Business, the Master of Design / Master of Business Administration (MDes/MBA) dual degree program combines graduate professional education in both design and business. The first program of its kind in the world, IIT's MDes/MBA marks an important milestone in the co-evolution of design, management, and innovation. As design becomes regarded more and more as an essential business resource, professional education that links the two fields is becoming increasingly important.
Master of Design Methods
The nine-month Master of Design Methods (MDM) is a part-time or full-time professional degree for mid-career designers, managers, engineers, and other leaders of innovation, focusing exclusively on advanced methods and frameworks for leading innovation and strategy teams.
ID was the first design school in the US to offer a PhD in 1993, which culminates in a dissertation extending the body of knowledge about design theory and process. Graduates of this program tend to work in universities or corporate research.
Hiring ID alumni
Companies have responded by recruiting ID alumni for the unique value and strategic competencies that they bring to businesses and other organizations.
"As our work has shifted to more strategic projects, we've changed our hiring goals to add three or four ID grads a year. They bring incredible skills for strategic work. They are very good at navigating open-ended projects, tolerating the ambiguity and bringing it in for a landing."
-- Nancy Nichols, Director of Global Recruiting, IDEO