Design@USC is an online Master of Science in Integrated Design, Business and Technology offered by the USC Iovine Young Academy.
Design@USC offers the only cross-disciplinary, integrated master’s curriculum that teaches the principles of design as the basis for creative problem-solving. In the program, students become agile thinkers who can analyze the nature of problems and opportunities; envision, propose and implement solutions; and adapt to change and uncertainty.
Design@USC students work closely with peers, professors and industry and field experts to apply the skills and knowledge they gain in real-world scenarios. Students acquire fluency in how design, technology and business merge to create new and powerful syntheses, and apply that fluency on integrated teams. The online learning environment, as well as in-person residency experiences, allow us to facilitate this dynamic and engaging experience.
With a visionary gift from entrepreneurs Jimmy Iovine and Andre Young, the University of Southern California established an academy to teach critical thinking and nurture unbridled creativity at the intersection of three essential areas: art and design from the USC Roski School of Art and Design; engineering and computer science from the USC Viterbi School of Engineering; and business and venture management from USC’s Marshall School of Business.
Conceived as a collaborative environment that brings multidisciplinary students, instructors and professional mentors together, the USC Jimmy Iovine and Andre Young Academy for Arts, Technology and the Business of Innovation is quickly becoming a transformational presence on one of the nation’s most dynamic university campuses.
The University of Southern California
USC is one of the world’s leading private research universities. An anchor institution in Los Angeles and a global center for arts, technology and international business, USC’s diverse curricular offerings provide extensive opportunities for interdisciplinary study and collaboration with leading researchers in highly advanced learning environments. With a strong tradition of integrating liberal and professional education, USC fosters a vibrant culture of public service and encourages students to cross academic as well as geographic boundaries in their pursuit of knowledge.
The central mission of the University of Southern California is the development of human beings and society as a whole through the cultivation and enrichment of the human mind and spirit. The principal means by which our mission is accomplished are teaching, research, artistic creation, professional practice and selected forms of public service.