For students entering Fall 2019

First Year

4 units          GSD 6338        Introduction to Computational Design*
28 units        Electives or Distributional Electives**

*A weekly section exclusive to MDes Technology students is attached to course 6338.

Second Year

Coursework Track:
16 units        Electives or Distributional Electives**

Or

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

**Students are required to take a minimum of 12 units of distributional electives from an approved list of courses.

Distributional Electives

VIS-2223  Digital Media: Ambiance (offered Spring 2020)
VIS-2314 Responsive Environments (offered Spring 2020)
SCI-6317  Material Systems: Digital Design and Fabrication
SCI-6322  Mapping: Geographic Representation and Speculation
FAS COMPSCI 50 Introduction to Computer Science

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

VIS-2314  Responsive Environments
SCI-6322  Mapping: Geographic Representation and Speculation

(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/