We are pleased to announce a new Non-credit Biomimicry Certificate! (Cue applause!)
In order to earn a certificate, select and complete three courses in a specific area. All courses in the Biomimicry Certificate are offered fully online. The sequence of courses is flexible and there is no time limit to earn the certificate. Learn more about MCAD’s Non-credit Certificates.
Noncredit Certificate in Biomimicry Online
Select 3 of the following courses*
- Creative Leadership – Fall 2017
- Biomimicry for Designers – Spring 2018
- Fundamentals of Sustainable Design – Spring 2018
- Systems Thinking – Fall 2018
- Nature’s Design Rules for Sustainability
- Biomimetic Design
*Course lists and availability are subject to change based on interest and enrollments.
About Biomimicry for Designers (5 weeks; noncredit tuition $403) – Registration is OPEN
Nature offers boundless inspiration for sustainable design, but how do we access the wealth of biological information available and apply it effectively to design? This project-oriented course provides an introduction to the tools and concepts of biomimicry, a new discipline that emulates nature’s best ideas and blueprints in order to solve human design challenges. The course will cover core biological principles, astound you with the wealth of design solutions available in nature, and provide numerous examples of innovative designs inspired by natural models. Overall, this course provides powerful metaphors and methods for looking to nature as model, mentor, and measure in our designs. / Open to students ages 16 and above.
About Fundamentals of Sustainable Design (15 weeks; noncredit tuition; $1209) – Registration is OPEN
In this foundational course students are introduced to hands-on and holistic approaches to sustainability. This course covers current sustainability frameworks, principles, and materials assessments, as well as the history and logic behind them, providing students with useful research tools to apply to the ever-changing demands of sustainable design, business, development, and policy-making. / Open to students ages 18 and above.