Ideopolis - MFA Design Thesis Forum
Wednesday, April 20, 2011 from 12:00 PM to 8:00 PM (EDT)
New York, NY
When & Where
SVA MFA Design: The Designer as Author + Entrepreneur
The School of Visual Arts MFA Design: The Designer as Author + Entrepreneur program, launched in 1998 as an ambitious alternative to traditional design masters programs, emphasizes conceiving and developing creatively sustainable entrepreneurial design-driven ventures. These are not only adventurous undertakings but highly conceived, well reasoned, intensely vetted and tested commercial and not-for-profit ideas and products that are destined for a marketplace. The goal of MFAD is to create an energized environment where design entrepreneurship is second nature, which means understanding all aspects of production, distribution and marketing. It is not the usual job description for designers yet designers are engaging in increasingly more opportunities as content makers and product developers.