Design & MediaManagement
I want my ideas to be heard.
Design isn't just logos, packaging, and web banners. It's connecting with consumers, building brands, and delivering unexpected solutions. And if you’re truly serious about your craft, it can be a launching pad for your ideas, your career, even your own business. If you want to have a real say in the creative process, the place to start is our Design & Media Management degree program. In this master's degree program, you’ll study business, management, and technology as you have the opportunity to learn to work as a team member and develop both your creative and business skills. We’ll show you how to manage a staff of designers from a business perspective. You’ll be surrounded and inspired by other talented, creatively driven students. And you’ll be pushed, challenged, and, above all else, supported by experienced faculty*. It’s anything but easy. But nothing worthwhile ever is.*Credentials and experience levels vary by faculty and instructors.
Bachelor of Science in Design Management
Bachelor of Science in Design Management
See ge.artinstitutes.edu/programoffering/213 for program duration, tuition, fees, and other costs, median debt, salary data, alumni success, and other important info
Managing other creative people sounds challenging. Count me in.
The field of design management isn’t for everyone. It’s for left-and-right-brain thinkers who thrive under pressure and step up when things get tough. And our program won’t pull any punches. The design manager is a thinker, an artist, an entrepreneur, and a bridge builder who puts a project together and steers it to completion. We’ll show you the business of thinking creatively, managing the creative flow, and helping to foster the best work. You’ll study such areas as the business of branding and the strategy of design. We’ll show you how to use creative techniques to solve business problems. You’ll explore areas including business, management, technology, marketing, consumer behavior, and public relations. We’ll teach you how to manage people, projects, creativity and innovation, and how to apply what you’ve learned to create a business plan. See our gainful employment pages for possible careers that match the program that interests you.
Meet Our Alumni
Lachelle CunninghamCulinary Arts , 2014
"[My education provided] networking and business connections with classmates, chefs, and other associates."Read More
Executive Chef at Breaking Bread Café
Lachelle Cunningham is the executive chef at Breaking Bread Café in North Minneapolis, Minnesota. She also serves on the executive leadership at Appetite for Change—a food just organization focused on social enterprise and business development to support the north Minneapolis community.
At the café, Lachelle oversees front of house and back of house, as well as the catering staff, systems, and policy/procedure development and implementation. She also handles event management. Lachelle adds that the best part of her job is being creative and connected with food.
Lachelle takes pride in learning more about the food business and being engaged in community service. She hopes that her work will inspire others including cooks, entrepreneurs, and her own family and children. Lachelle looks to her staff, other chefs, cooking shows, and her business partners for inspiration—and singles out her family for the support that they provide to her.
Lachelle has won awards for her work, including “Best of Bacon & Beer Classic,” The Art Institutes International Minnesota’s culinary portfolio show “Best of Savory” category, and “2014 NDC Small Business of the Year.” She’s excited to have built a successful brand called “Chelles’ Kitchen” and is proud to have launched Breaking Bread Café and Catering, which was recently named the city’s “Best Soul Food” by CityPages Minneapolis/St. Paul. In addition to these commendations, Lachelle is proud to have two of her recipes published within the cookbook Tasting Minnesota.
Lachelle, who in 2014 earned an Associate of Applied Science in Culinary Arts from The Art Institutes International Minnesota, says that her education provided the technical skills she needed to enter the culinary industry. “[It also provided] networking and business connections with classmates, chefs, and other associates.” Lachelle recommends that current students pursue their culinary goals. “Set your goals high and don’t settle for less. Stay connected to the food and your creativity.”
See http://ge.artinstitutes.edu/programoffering/211 for program duration, tuition, fees and other costs, median debt, salary data, alumni success, and other important info.Read More...
Lindsay BusslerInterior Design , 2005
"It is especially rewarding to see how a remodel changes the lives of the clients. I love seeing how the remodel impacts their everyday life as well as seeing how proud they are of their new space."Read More
Lead Interior Designer for Finished Basement CompanyRead More...
Matt MyersDigital Filmmaking & Video Production , 2013
"In my eyes, the most beneficial part of learning video is actually going out and making videos, and [my education] helped me to discover that I can only become as good as the amount of practice I put into learning my medium."Read More
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What Will I Study?
I'm ready to get down to business.
You’re creative. But you’ve also got a head for business. That’s not a conflict, that’s core talent you can build on in our Design & Media Management curriculum. You'll explore both disciplines as you study:
• Building & Leading Creative Teams
• Academic Writing & Research
• Law, Policy & Ethics in Design & Media Arts
• Information Management & New Technology in Design & Media Arts
• Assessment & Analysis for Managers in Design & Media Arts
• Design & Media Arts Innovation: Marketing Planning & Strategy
• Entrepreneurship in Design/Entrepreneurship in Media Arts
• Planning, Producing & Promoting a Design Venture/Planning, Producing & Promoting a Media Arts Venture
• Capstone courses
I'm looking for my proving ground.
At The Art Institutes system of schools, creativity is our core, our calling, our culture. Our Design & Media Management degree program is built on that creative foundation. It’s also built on our knowledge that a creative career is not for the faint of heart. Because it’s tough out there, it’s tough in here. But we temper the tough with the support you need to make your creativity marketable. We provide the mentoring and real-world experience you need to prevail, with faculty* who’ve worked in the field and internship possibilities at successful businesses. Here, you’ll be encouraged and expected to be bold. To take risks. To push yourself and the people around you. So if your heart is telling you that you belong in a creative field, you belong here. It’s the hardest thing you’ll ever love.
*Credentials and experience levels vary by faculty and instructors.