MADE Studio courses emphasize design thinking, iteration and collaboration. Each studio emphasizes skillsets relevant to a design trajectory and features mentoring relationships with Brown and RISD faculty members.
Summer Studio: Measure and Make
Introductory Studio: How to Measure, Make Meaning of, and Implement Almost Anything
We practice our process - observing, understanding, changing, testing, and iterating. Along the way we learn about measuring, making, and each other. We also plan your trajectory through the program, identifying areas of interest and choosing electives.
6 week duration
Fall Semester: Collaborate and Iterate
Studio: Engaging Challenge / Engagingly Challenged
We work on a sequence of three projects that engage partner organizations. As we move through the projects, groups become increasingly independent in their problem setting and solution finding. Our summer’s work informs our process.
14 week duration
Winter Session: Identify and Engage
Studio: Identifying and Engaging Different Audiences
We take on the challenge of creating materials to communicate our products and processes in ways that align with diverse audiences. One of the outputs are proposals for spring semester projects.
5 week duration
Spring Semester: Integrate and Implement
Final Studio: Integrate and Implement
We embark on a semester-long project to collaboratively develop proposals into a proven, credible product implementation plan. These group-based, research-driven design engineering projects serve to illuminate skills and professional ambitions. They become the basis for building portfolios and integrate prior components of the program into a coherent whole.
14 week duration