Happy Holidays from the MASD Program

About the MA Program



From all of us in the Sustainable Design program and Online Learning Office at the Minneapolis College of Art and Design.

MCAD offices will be closed from December 23 through January 2.

See you in the new year!

(You can sign up in advance for our next informational webinar about the Master of Arts in Sustainable Design program on January 5 at 1pm CT here.)


Image courtesy of Flickr CC by liquidcrash

Cindy Gilbert / Former Director

Cindy is founder and director of Alula Consulting which specializes in innovative online and sustainability education projects for educational institutions, non-profits, and corporations. Recent clients include The Lemelson Foundation, VentureWell, Green Building Research Institute, University of Montana, PBS, Silverback Films, and more. Cindy has taught numerous courses and workshops, around the world and online, in the fields of biology, sustainability and biomimicry.

Cindy was the founding director of MCAD’s Sustainable Design program for 7.5 years which is home to the fully online, multidisciplinary MA in Sustainable Design (MASD) that is the first of its kind in the world. In this role, she fostered a culture of awareness and creativity through sustainable, innovative and collaborative design. Before MCAD, she served for nearly four years as the founding director of university education at the Biomimicry Institute where she developed and managed all higher education programs, including the professional certification program, annual education summits, affiliate and fellows programs, and design challenges. Cindy is based in Montana. Please contact her through LinkedIn.