Graduate Brand Design and Strategy

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ArtCenter now offers a Master of Design (MDes) degree in Brand Design and Strategy—offered entirely online and completable in one year—for graduate level students interested in becoming global brand leaders in design strategy, innovation, leadership and management in the business of design.

Our program helps designers transition from form-making to decision-making, equipping students with the skills and tools to create real innovation and change.

As a student, you will explore the broader constructs of successful brand strategy, including audience, revenue streams, business practices, points of contact and messaging, with a focus on the leadership and management of teams, and developing strategies for brand inception, adoption and integration.

Our MDes programs are offered through distance learning and can be completed in one year—removing many of the geographic barriers and time-based limitations to a traditional degree. Classes are offered in the evenings and on weekends to accommodate the schedules of working professionals.

Currently, ArtCenter is authorized to offer our MDes program in a select number of U.S. states. Visit our State Authorization page to learn more. This program is not currently available for international students.

Brand Design and Strategy

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We don’t want to educate designers to make people like things. We want brand strategists making things people like.

Sean AdamsChair

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