Regardless of where you are, you can study Experience Design in the xdMFA.
A Hybrid Approach
Everyone has different learning needs and different life challenges. xdMFA combines online learning, offsite study, and travel to create an immersive, flexible learning experience that's as innovative as the content it covers.
At the start of their degree work, new students meet in Oxford, Ohio for a long weekend of workshops, events, and exploration to launch their experience design journey.
A transdisciplinary Master of Fine Arts in Experience Design to expand design thinking, knowledge, and skills.
A Degree for the Curious
Experience design engages thinking, knowledge, and skills in field research, coding, physical construction, visual design, marketing, and presentation. If you're a degreed expert and have the portfolio to prove it you may have the makings of an experience designer.
Those who come from a range of design practices will develop knowledge and skills in research methods that provide evidence for design innovations and skills for developing and testing digital and physical prototypes.
Researchers from the social sciences, humanities, and other disciplines will practice design thinking and doing—expanding their understanding of designing and conducting research into products and services.
Developers will grow their design skills to make their outcomes more polished, engaging, and endearing to the people who use them as well as the user experience research methods to find out why.
Business professionals will expand their knowledge of design thinking processes that can yield successful innovations in the marketplace and will learn how to lead human-centered design teams.
Experience Design is multisensory and multifaceted, and so are the ways the xdMFA approaches learning.
For decades, researchers have challenged notions of one type of human intelligence (IQ). This research has been adapted for our program. Every learning experience in our program has been designed to develop and measure five different intelligences.
"Common Sense" or "Street Smarts"
Meet deadlines, follow procedures, adapt to workplace culture, and work within limitations.
Critical Thinking and Reason
Reason through problems, work iteratively, make well-informed, logical decisions.
Synthesis and Invention
Generate inventive, engaging ideas and outcomes.
Interpreting and Expressing Emotions
Accurately interpret and apply emotions in design work and personal interactions.
Collaboration and Engagement With Others
Collaborate in teams, work one-on-one with others, facilitate consensus.
You've heard our stories. Now start your own experience. Apply or contact us to learn more.