Ready for Spring 2021?

About the MA Program

It’s not quite Thanksgiving yet, but the deadline to apply for Spring 2021 is almost here!

If you’re wondering what you can do to educate, empower, and equip yourself to be a sustainability leader, you still have time to apply for our (fully online) Master of Art in Sustainable Design program.

Our program consists of ten 3-credit courses, including Systems Thinking, Creative Leadership, and Collaborative Product Design. It also includes independent, but fully supported, thesis work that results in a beautiful Thesis Project Presentation.

If you want to learn more, please join our upcoming FREE Informational Webinar where you’ll learn more about the program and how to apply, and then ask questions.

In the meantime, we invite you to explore our YouTube channel, including videos from some of our faculty.

We look forward to hearing from you soon!

Denise DeLuca / 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.

contact:  [email protected]