Two Primary Goals for Our Graduate Students

Section Two: Teaching and Practicing Design Research at UNT

MA and MFA candidates in our graduate programs are repeatedly immersed in learning situations that are underpinned by two core objectives. The first is to gain an understanding of how key theoretical approaches to designing can, when understood and operated well, yield conceptuallyrich, insightful and sustainable results. The second is to ensure that each student becomes adept and adroit enough at articulating and defending their ideas that they can enact them to catalyze and support positive social, technological, environmental, economic and political change.