Designmatters Minor Application / Declaration of Minor
Please complete this form as your application for the Designmatters Minor in Social Innovation. Students are encouraged to meet with their Department Chair and Designmatters Department prior to declaring the Minor. Students may declare the Minor beginning in Term 2 and up to Week 14 of the Term prior to their graduating Term. The Minor will be transcripted and reflected on your Degree Audit. You will receive confirmation from Enrollment Services and/or Designmatters once the minor has been added to your Degree Audit. Please email Kimberly Velazco (
) with any questions or concerns.
Preferred / Chosen Name: (optional)
Alternate (personal) email:
Your Preferred Pronouns: (optional. For more info check:
ArtCenter Student ID #:
Undergraduate Discipline / Major
Environmental Design (BS)
Fine Art (BFA)
Graphic Design (BFA)
Interaction Design (BS)
Photography and Imaging (BFA)
Product Design (BS)
Transportation Design (BS) ***Contact email@example.com for more info****
Entertainment Design (BS) ***Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more info****
Please download the Designmatters Curricular Pathway for your Major: (Choose one and download)
Advertising (BFA) -
Environmental Design (BS) -
Film (BFA) -
Fine Art (BFA) -
Graphic Design (BFA) -
Illustration (BFA) -
Interaction Design (BS) -
Photography and Imaging (BFA) -
Product Design (BS) -
Transportation Design (BS) ***Contact
for more info****
Entertainment Design (BS) ***Contact
for more info****
Your Current Term
Anticipated Graduation Date: (We understand this date could fluctuate, but please make your best estimate.)
Academic / Studio Courses Completed with Designmatters Tag. Please enter Course IDs and Titles. (Example: HSOC-100: Art of Research)
What are your areas of interest in the field of Social Innovation / Social Impact?
Sustainable development / Sustainability
Global health issues
Social entrepreneurship / Enterprise
Field Research and research methodolgy
Addressing social issues in current events
What does your current and future involvement in Designmatters look like?
Designmatters Fellowships / Internships
Designmatters Student Ambasador Program
Study abroad opportunities and research trips
Personal and professional opportunities to work with mission-driven and high-impact organizations
How did you hear about Designmatters?
Orientation presentation / Open House
Designmatters presntation in a class
ACCD student / colleague / friend
Please provide a brief statement (250 words or less) that articulates why you have chosen the Designmatters Minor, and how it reflects your goals within your ArtCenter education and future professional objectives:
Link to your portfolio website, Behance page, or Instagram (optional):
It will be your responsibility to make appointments with the Designmatters Department in order to check on the progress of your DM Minor requirements. We suggest meeting once per/term. We are here and happy to help with your specific questions, review your degree audit, and guide your DM course choices. Contact our team:
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By submitting this form, you acknowledge and accept that in order to earn the Designmatters Minor in Social Innovation you must complete all Designmatters Minor requirements listed in the current academic catalog. This may (in some instances) require additional terms of study to complete your degree requirements and/or may result in loss or gain of Humanities & Sciences transfer credits towards your major degree requirement.
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