Your next bold step?

About the MA Program

Nicer weather, more hours of sunlight, the sound of birds, and the smell of grass and gardens — along with fewer pandemic restrictions — have allowed many of us to finally enjoy a bit of summer. After the past year, it is a more than welcome break. For some of you, it has also allowed a bit of time to reflect on your next big bold step.

What have you been reflecting on? What do you want the post-pandemic-new-normal to look like? What role do you want to play in making that happen? What steps might you take to play that role?

Is sustainability, design, or sustainable design part of what you’re envisioning? Are you curious how they might be? If so, we invite you to explore our fully online MA in Sustainable Design program.

Through a blending of theory, practice, and leadership concepts and skills, MCAD’s master of arts in sustainable design program educates individuals to become collaborative designers, global innovators, and creative leaders in the field of sustainable design.

It was created for busy working professionals who are passionate about sustainability and understand the power of design. The program enlists a global community of students and world-class instructors working together to push the sustainability envelope forward across a variety of disciplines and industries. 

This program is ideal for students who are seeking a deep understanding of the cutting-edge theories, practical applications, and leadership strategies of sustainable design in order to forge new paths in this continually evolving field.

If you’re wondering if our MA in Sustainable Design program might be your next bold step, we invite you to join our free informational webinar — TODAY (13 July 2021) at 1:00pmCT. 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.

I look forward to hearing from you soon!

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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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