The Miami Design Collaborative, led by the School of Fine Arts, is a multi-disciplinary design initiative at Miami University that brings together students and faculty from throughout campus to develop expertise in design thinking and to implement that knowledge through complex, team-based, problem-solving experiences. Existing design-based experiences and new initiatives have the opportunity to cluster together under one umbrella to position, promote and clarify relationships and opportunities.
The Miami Design Collaborative was established in 2009. The Collaborative reports to the Deans of Miami’s five divisions (College of Arts & Science; School of Engineering and Applied Science; School of Education, Health & Society; School of Fine Arts; and the Farmer School of Business, with the School of Fine Arts being the lead division. MDC is led by a director and steering committee with representatives from disciplines across the university.