Design Thinking

The Design Thinking Certificate is offer by the Miami Design Collaborative, led by the College of Creative Arts. MDC is a multi-disciplinary design initiative that brings together students and faculty from throughout campus to develop expertise in design thinking and to implement that knowledge through complex, team-based, problem-solving experiences both inside and outside of the classroom. MDC offers the design thinking certificate to students interested in gaining knowledge and a level of expertise in design process and collaborative problem-solving. Students must complete the following experiences to receive a certificate.

Program requirements

CCA 111Innovation, Creativity and Design Thinking3
Select a minimum of two curricular experiences. 1
The following courses are approved:
ART 354Design for Use6
IMS 440/IMS 540Interactive Media Studies Practicum4
Engineering Capstone (by advisor approval)
Architecture/Interior Design Studio (by advisor approval)
Other courses allowed through MDC advisor approval.
Participate in a minimum of one co-curricular experience. 2
Total Credit Hours13
1

Curricular experiences are defined as courses which are officially approved by the university to receive traditional credit hours and meet graduation requirements.

2

Co-curricular experiences are defined as experiences outside of normal classroom activity and may or may not receive university credit. Such experiences would include identified conferences/symposiums, ad-hoc design challenges/competitions, service projects, student-organized activities, etc. (by MDC advisor approval only).

Each student pursuing the certificate will be advised by the MDC advisor/director. 

At the close of the academic year, each student would be required to present a portfolio representing their progress and their work within the certificate program.