For students entering Fall 2020

First Year

4 units          VIS-2314 Responsive Environments (offered Spring 2022)
4 units          SCI-6338 Introduction to Computational Design (offered Fall 2021)
24 units        Electives or Distributional Electives**

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: Telepresence (Fall 2020)
VIS-2224 Digital Media II (offered Spring 2022)
VIS-2225 Digital Media: Design Systems (Spring 2021)
VIS-2227 Digital Media: Writing Form (offered Spring 2022)
VIS-2228 Digital Media: Artifacts (offered Fall 2021)
VIS-2229 Digital Media: Not Magic (offered Fall 2021)
SCI-6317  Material Systems: Digital Design and Fabrication (offered Fall 2021)
SCI-6322  Mapping: Geographic Representation and Speculation
SCI-6365 Enactive Design: Creative Applications through Concurrent Human-Machine Interaction
SCI-6476 Transformable Design Methods (offered Fall 2021)
SCI-6477 Nano Micro Macro: Adaptive Material Laboratory (offered Fall 2021)
FAS COMPSCI 50 Introduction to Computer Science

Recommended Research Methodology Courses
Courses that teach skills of potential relevance to thesis 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.)

(Required courses for students who entered in Fall 2019.)

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/