On Friday, December 18 from 1–2:30pm (PST), join the University of California, Davis Department of Design for a Virtual Open House to find out more about our interdisciplinary research-based design graduate program.
The UC Davis Department of Design is the only comprehensive academic design department in the University of California system. Our MFA in Design is a two-year program that encourages an interdisciplinary approach through research and practice that align with social and environmental responsibilities. We offer graduate students a unique opportunity to work with a dedicated and renowned design faculty within one of the nation’s top public research universities.
Benefits and opportunities offered by the Design MFA program at UC Davis include:
- Availability of fully-funded MFA with tuition and health insurance paid
- Teaching Assistant (TA) and Graduate Student Researcher (GSR) positions
- New building expansion with state-of-the-art shop, lab, critique, and studio spaces
- Travel and production stipends and fellowships
- Interdisciplinary learning across the university
- Deeply engaged and highly active faculty
- Associate Instructor teaching opportunities
- Lecture Series featuring renowned speakers
- Collaborative exchange opportunities
- Yearly exhibition opportunities
Our two-year program guides students to develop their research and creative practices based on key understandings of design issues in history, theory, and practice. Through a series of carefully designed core courses, students progress alongside their cohort members while simultaneously advancing their individual theses. The MFA program culminates in a written thesis and a thesis project in a widely publicized exhibition.
We are committed to equity, diversity, and inclusion. This commitment is reflected in the makeup of our faculty and student body, as well as in our varied research interests contributing to conversations in social justice, sustainability, public interest, and public-engaged scholarship.
RSVP to attend the Virtual Open House on Friday, December 18, 1–2:30pm (PST).
Questions? Contact Melany Miners, the Graduate Programs Administrator, via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (530) 752-8710.
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The proceeds will benefit the BDC’s community-centered initiatives and exhibitions.