At MICA, product design is both local and global, because we know that instruction alone is not enough. To prepare to design products for a rapidly changing worlds, students here work with expert faculty - and a host of decision makers, industry leaders, activists, and entrepreneurs from around the globe.
In fall 2017, Product Design students will work in the Dolphin Design Center, a new, state-of-the-art maker space that's a nexus of creative ideas and output. With research and prototype labs, 3D printing and fabrication facilities, the Center's technology-rich learning spaces supports the program's project-based learning model.
What's more, Baltimore is an amazing place to be a designer right now. Ranked as one of the hottest destinations for entrepreneurs, the city offers opportunities to identify, develop, and test new products. Baltimore's active startup community provides an array of internship and job possibilities, as do locally-based companies that are established brands, such as Under Armour and Stanley Black & Decker.