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Welcome to MCAD!

We are delighted to welcome our new cohort of students beginning their 2-year journey to complete their Master of Arts in Sustainable Design (MASD) degree through MCAD. The MASD is a fully online degree that enjoys students and faculty that hail from around the globe. Our Fall 2015 cohort is truly multidisciplinary with students representing

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Vibrant Leadership Workshop

MASD faculty, Denise DeLuca, who is the instructor for our Creative Leadership course (will be offered again in spring 2016) and her partners from Vibrant OS are offering a 5-month innovation and leadership workshop that begins September 30. With the help of MASD alum, Shari Welsh, they are partnering with Sustainable Seattle and University of

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Innovation Tools & Techniques

Curt McNamara is an experienced engineer, biomimicry educator and Buckminster Fuller scholar. We recently caught up with him to discuss his fully online course devoted to the subject of innovation called Innovation Tools and Techniques. This is a 15-week course that is a core part of MCAD’s Sustainable Design Program and will be offered in

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Way to Go, MASD Graduates!

A big congratulations to our newest MASD alumni, who will officially graduate in December. We couldn’t be more proud of you and your innovative, sustainability-focused work! You are unique and brilliant. Good luck with your careers as sustainability professionals. Completed Summer 2015: Deann Garcia’s thesis was titled, “Sustainable Production and Design of Cycling Lifestyle Apparel

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AIGA (Re)Design Awards 2015

Calling for entries, due July 14! AIGA Seattle is continuing the tradition started by the Colorado chapter in 2009, LA in 2011 and Minnesota in 2013. The (Re)design Awards celebrates designers whose work has a positive impact on our planet’s environment, cultures, economy and people. This year’s awards will go to winners in each category

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Cascade Designs by MCAD

The field of product design is fertile ground for exploring the environmental, economic, and social impacts of the products consumers use everyday. According to sustainability expert Annie Leonard, 99% of the things Americans purchase end up in a landfill within six months. In the Collaborative Product Design class taught by Jeremy Faludi, students in MCAD’s

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MASD Webinar: May 26 @7pmCT

Join Cindy Gilbert, director of MCAD’s Sustainable Design Program, for a 1-hr informational webinar about the fully online Master of Arts in Sustainable Design degree offered by MCAD. Next webinar (last one before June 1 application deadline) is scheduled for May 26 @7pm CT. Cindy promises to field all questions at that time. Just try

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Online Biomimicry Course

Last week (!!!) to register for our 10-week, fully online summer course, Introduction to Biomimicry. It will be taught by new MASD faculty, Tim McGee, co-founder of LikoLab. Course description In this course students learn how to abstract functional strategies from nature to apply to the process of innovative design. This project-oriented studio course covers

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Fall 2015 Application Deadline: June 1

Peeps! Are you planning on applying for admission to MCAD’s Master of Arts in Sustainable Design program for Fall 2015? If so, get those apps in! Deadline to apply for Fall is June 1, 2015. Learn more about the program Pre-register for the next monthly informational webinar about our fully online MASD program to be

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Introduction to Biomimicry

There is still time to register for our 10-week, fully online summer course, Introduction to Biomimicry. It will be taught by new MASD faculty, Tim McGee, co-founder of LikoLab. Course description In this course students learn how to abstract functional strategies from nature to apply to the process of innovative design. This project-oriented studio course