Students complement the core studio trajectory and deepen their specialized knowledge by choosing electives that help define their unique pathway through the program. Electives are taken in the Fall and Spring terms only, and can come from either the Brown or RISD course catalog. These electives are intended to build skills and a body of knowledge in an area that students are passionate about.
Some students choose electives that complement the types of projects they plan to work on in MADE’s collaborative interdisciplinary studios, and others choose electives that deepen an existing knowledge area or to bridge to an adjacent knowledge area. The wide variety of options offered by the two institutions makes it possible to define highly personalized learning pathways.
The MADE Studios often work closely with partner organizations to bring real world issues, mentoring, and access to people and places. Taken together, electives and partner organizations both provide exciting opportunities for students to shape their own trajectories. The listings below are not intended to be comprehensive, but they provide a few examples of past MADE student trajectories, along with the jobs they took after graduation.