Apr 25, 2024  
2023-2024 Graduate Catalog 
    
2023-2024 Graduate Catalog

Art and Design for Social Impact MA


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The MA in Art and Design for Social Impact underscores the critical function of design in helping to address complex social issues. Working with a diverse range of community partners and social justice advocacy groups, students develop a better understanding of design’s pivotal role in generating positive social change. Students learn the value of an integrative and interdisciplinary design practice that encourages critical thinking, teamwork and collaboration-empowering a new generation of designers to become more active members of their community.

Required Core (21 credits)


Elective Courses (6 credits)


Select 2 from:

(or another graduate elective, with approval from the program director)

Art Elective Courses (3 credits)


Select 1 from:

(or another graduate elective, with approval from the program director)

Culminating Experience


Completed in required course, ART 599.

Total Credit Hours: 30


3.0 Degree GPA required

 

Instruction Method


  • In Person (100 percent of courses offered in person)

Full/Part Time Options


  • Full Time

Credits Required


  • 30 Hours

Time-To-Degree


  • 1 Year

Application Fee


  • $75

Program Contact


Catherine Gaston
832 Clemens Hall
Buffalo, NY 14260
Email: cgaston@buffalo.edu
Phone: 716-645-9042

SED Statement


This program is officially registered with the New York State Education Department (SED).

Online programs/courses may require students to come to campus on occasion. Time-to-degree and number of credit hours may vary based on full/part time status, degree, track and/or certification option chosen. Time-to-degree is based on calendar year(s). Contact the department for details.

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