Academic Program Proposal

Date
Proposal
Activated
Institution
and
Proposal
Degree
Awarded
Academic
Program
Name
Objections
Received
Decision
Deadline
MHEC Final
Action
Final
Decision
Date
12/15/2015Maryland Institute College of Art
Proposal
MPSUser Experience Design (UX Design)2/13/2016Recommended2/19/2016
User Experience Design (UX Design) Program Description
The new Master of Professional Studies (MPS) in User Experience (UX) Design is intended to introduce students to the growing field of UX Design and prepare them with the fundamental skills necessary to become UX designers.  The program will merge analytical problem solving and design thinking to enable students to master UX design principles.  MICA’s program is unique in that it carefully balances UX theory with applied, practical experience through extensive critiques, dynamic faculty, and industry partnerships.  The program is designed primarily for visual artists and designers with an interest in translating their existing skills and knowledge to various industries where UX Design enhances daily functionality.