Bloom Where you are Planted!

About the MA Program

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As a fully online learning experience, MCAD’s Master of Arts in Sustainable Design program allows students to stay in their communities to build more sustainable futures. Ideal for working adults who are passionate about sustainability, want to understand the power of design, and to creatively lead sustainable solutions across disciplines and industries. 

If you want to reinvent your work and feel like you are giving back in some way, or just ready to make a change, we invite you to join our Master of Arts in Sustainable Design, Virtual Info Session, April 25th. It could make all the difference. Our presenter Hilmarie Figueroa, a current student in the MA in Sustainable Design program will discuss her project from our newly launched signature course, Design for Climate Justice taught by Teresa Bertossi.

Even if you can’t make it, please register and we’ll send you a recording. You are also welcome to set up a time to chat with me to explore your goals and if this program is a good fit for you.

Source Quote: “Bloom where you are planted,” Bishop of Geneva, Saint Francis de Sales

Dawn Keene / Director

Dawn Keene is the president of Studio Change, a company offering sustainability consulting services. Prior to Studio Change, Dawn has served as president of Keene Design, Inc. an award-winning Atlanta-based firm specializing in graphic design for over a decade.

Her previous affiliations have included High-Performance Healthy Schools Committee for USGBC Atlanta (United States Green Building Council), serving as the membership chair and on the sustainability committee for AIGA Atlanta (American Institute of Graphic Arts AIGA.) Her work has been featured on Sustainable Brands and published in Graphic Design U.S.A. In addition, she has participated in panel discussions on various topics such as environmental design and community outreach.

Her life mission is to empower communities and individuals to take positive action towards building a more sustainable future through education and community outreach. She holds a BFA in Graphic Design from Georgia State University and graduated from MCAD’s MA in Sustainable Design program in 2013.