Sustainable Design classes for Spring 2020!

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NEW FOR SPRING 2020

Many of you are passionate about sustainability or sustainable design — you may even be a practitioner or considered an expert — however, few of you have had the luxury of a formal curated education in sustainability.

Now is your opportunity!

New for Spring 2020, we are offering our Fundamentals of Sustainable Design course in a new 3 x 5-week format!  

Fundamentals of Sustainable Design 1: Sustainability Foundation
Spring 2020 [Jan 21 – Feb 23]

Fundamentals of Sustainable Design 2: Frameworks and Application
Spring 2020 [Feb 24 – April 5]

Fundamentals of Sustainable Design 3: Transformational Change
Spring 2020  [April 6 – May 12]


Students in the MA in Sustainable Design program will be taking all 15 weeks as a regular 3-credit course. People outside of the program can register for the course(s) through MCAD’s Continuing Education program.

You can register for all 3 at once (and get a multi-course discount) OR register for just the first 5-week unit. If you love it, you can register for part 2, and then part 3.  Register on or before January 20 to get an early bird discount. Note that space is limited!

If you are considering entering the program, but are not sure yet, we recommend taking the course for credit so that you can apply it to the program (or to other programs as transfer credits).  

If you are sure you don’t want to get a Master’s degree, you can take the course for no-credit.  You’ll be in the same course as those taking it for credit, but it will be less expensive. 


If you’re curious and want to learn more about the program, join us tonight,
TUESDAY 19 NOVEMBER 2019 at 7:00pmCT for our informational webinar.


NOTE: If you are interested in joining the MA in Sustainable Design program, the application deadline for Spring 2020 is DECEMBER 1.


Apply now!


Denise DeLuca / Director

Denise DeLuca is director of MCAD’s Sustainable Design program and 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, a consultant 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 ground water interactions. Denise is based in Montana.

contact:  [email protected]
Twitter: @MCADSustainDsgn