To quote Walter Gropius: Design is neither an intellectual nor a material affair, but simply an integral part of the stuff of life. Design is a language shaped by the world and its current realities. What we can add to Gropius’ sage words: We live in times when the very act of seeing continues to expand. Ubiquitous technologies merge with visual and industrial design and offer views of places – place meaning ideas, lands, philosophies, politics, games – few knew or explored or imagined before. Just as earlier generations raced to map and claim the world, to make it known, designers race today to know and see what the world is and can be.

CCA’s Graduate Program in Design is collaboration, creativity, and play as key tools in making innovation. We work using project-based learning – integrating storytelling, research, and business into a skills-rich thesis year.

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2013 Design Thesis Schedule

Timken Lecture Hall
May 16, 10 am – 4:00 pm

Gallery Talks
May 17, 10 am – 2:40 pm

Exhibition: May 17 – 25, 10 am – 7:30 pm daily
Opening Reception: Thursday, May 16, 6 – 10 pm