Design MFA / MBA in Design Strategy

CCA is now offering enrollment in its new three-year dual-degree MFA/MBA in Design Strategy program. The curriculum blends courses from the Graduate Program in Design and MBA in Design Strategy programs and offers completion of degrees in each.

Students complete all critical courses in each program (with no electives) in order to satisfy the requirements of both specific degrees. Each semester equals 15 units combining studio and academic courses.

Because the Graduate Program in Design and the MBA in Design Strategy program each shares compatible perspectives on design and business, including some overlap in course material, select students are now able to complete both degrees without missing critical learning or experience.

Dual-degree MFA/MBA in Design Strategy program students are required to reside locally, at least for the first two years of the program. Students create two theses: one at the completion of the second year; and one at the completion of the third year. This latter thesis can build on the previous one or be entirely new.

For admission consideration in the dual-degree program, prospective students will submit one application but must complete all related admissions requirements for each. Only one application fee will need to be submitted for a dual degree applicant.

Annual enrollment is limited to just two or three students, and potential enrollees must be accepted to each graduate program to be considered.

For more information, contact dualdesign@cca.edu.