For students entering Fall 2019

First Year

4 units          GSD 2482        Art, Design and the Public Domain Proseminar
4 units          GSD 2484        Interdisciplinary Art Practices
24 units        Electives

Second Year

Coursework Track:
16 units        Electives

Or

Thesis Track:
16 units        Electives
8 units          GSD 9304        Independent Thesis for the Degree Master in Design Studies

 

Recommended Research Methodology Courses
Courses that teach skills of potential relevance to theses projects

VIS-2344  Constructing Visual Narratives of Place
VIS-2446  Drawing for Designers: Techniques of Expression, Articulation, and Representation
VIS-2481  Public Projection: Projection as a Tool for Expression and Communication in Public Space
HIS-4451  Materiality, Visual Culture, and Media
SCI-6317  Material Systems: Digital Design and Fabrication
SCI-6322  Mapping: Geographic Representation and Speculation
SCI-6360  Digital Fabrication and Robotics
SCI-6477  Nano Micro Macro: Adaptive Material Laboratory (with SEAS)

at MIT
4.314/5  Advanced workshop in artistic practice and transdisciplinary research

Suggested Electives for Art, Design, and the Public Domain

Art, Design, and the Public Domain
VIS-2345 Curatorial Practice
VIS-2349  MAKE/BELIEVE (offered Spring 2020)
VIS-2354 Exhibit: Designing for Decentralization
VIS-2481  Public Projection: Projection as a Tool for Expression and Communication in Public Space

Culture and Social Design
VIS-2353 The Landscape We Eat
DES-3333  Culture, Conservation and Design
DES-3348  The Idea of Environment
DES-3358 An Unsentimental Look at Architecture and Social Craft
HIS-4115-History and Theory of Urban Interventions
HIS-4362 Structuring Urban Experience
SES-5384 Action Research for Open Public Realm
SES-5388 Health and Environmental Planning

EDU S316 Art, Design, and Learning in Public Spaces (offered Spring 2020)

at MIT
4.314/5  Advanced workshop in artistic practice and transdisciplinary research

Policy, Politics, and Publics (at Harvard Kennedy School)
DPI-218  Dissent and Disobedience in Democracies
DPI-391  Race, Inequality, and American Democracy
DPI-835M: Speechwriting
DPI-840M: Feature Writing for Policy and Politics
DPI-891M: Engaging the Media

(Required courses for students who entered in Fall 2017.)

(Required courses for students who entered in Fall 2018.)

Students contemplating cross-registering for courses at another Harvard school must abide by the dates and policies of the school in which the course is offered. Priority for enrollment may be given to the other school's students first before cross-registrations are accepted — enrollment is not guaranteed. See https://www.gsd.harvard.edu/resources/cross-registration-policies-procedures/