Design Thinking Certificate

The Design Thinking Certificate is offered 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. 19
The following courses are approved:
Design for Use
Interactive Media Studies Practicum
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 Hours12

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.