New Year's Resolution?

About the MA Program

As 2020 is winding down and you’re looking toward 2021, it’s a good time to reflect — and there’s certainly a lot to reflect on! For many of us, 2020 has been a call to action. For some, it’s been learning to bake bread while for others it’s been protesting. I hope you’ve found a foothold in the chaos and are finding a way to step toward a more beautiful future.

If the upcoming New Year is making you think you want to do more to create that beautiful future — be able to do more — we welcome you to explore our (fully online) MA in Sustainable Design program. It’s challenging and rigorous, yet flexible — it’s designed for working professionals who want sustainability to become the next focus on their career.

It’s not easy. You’ll have to find time for coursework as well as engaging with your peers. But you can fit the program around your schedule. And you can take one or two courses in any given semester. Even if you take just one course, you get the full benefits of being an MCAD grad student.

If you want to learn more, consider joining our next upcoming free informational webinar. We’ll go over the program and the application process, then open it up to your questions.

In the meantime, feel free to explore this blog and our YouTube channel.

We look forward to chatting with you soon!

Denise DeLuca / Former Director

Denise DeLuca is the Director of MCAD’s Sustainable Design program. She was co-founder of BCI: Biomimicry Creative for Innovation, a network of creative professional change agents driving ecological thinking for radical transformation. Denise is author of the book Re-Aligning with Nature: Ecological Thinking for Radical Transformation, which was illustrated by MASD alum Stephanie Koehler. She also teaches with the Amani Institute.

Denise’s previous roles include Education Director for the International Living Future Institute, Project Manager for Swedish Biomimetics 3000, and Outreach Director for The Biomimicry Institute. Denise is a licensed civil engineer (PE) and holds a master’s degree in civil and environmental engineering with a focus on modeling landscape-scale surface and groundwater interactions.  In addition, Denise is a Biomimicry Fellow and a member of the Advisory Council of The Biomimicry InstituteBoard Member of the International Society of Sustainability Professionals (ISSP), on the editorial board of the Journal of Bionic Engineering, and an Expert with Katerva. Denise is based in Oregon.

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