For its third annual, the MFA in Products of Design program at SVA has announced their Open House Design Challenge—a quick-‘n-dirty design competition open to people interested in learning about the program and attending their Open House and info session in New York City on November 14th.
“Lots of people are keen on learning about grad school and about the unique aspects of our program, but it can be expensive to come to New York City,” comments Products of Design chair Allan Chochinov. “Since there’s nothing like actually hanging out in the department, meeting current students in person, and really getting a sense of the place, we wanted to make it a little bit easier to attend. So this is a fun way to help out with the airfare. “
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The requirements for entering couldn’t be simpler—pick a question, and answer it by creating one sketch and a two-paragraph description of the idea. This year’s topics are awesome:
Pick one of the following questions:
A. If Nike and Slack launched a new initiative together, what would it be?
B. Design a piece of luggage for people who are afraid of flying.
C. Sketch an app to increase political activism.
The top 3 winning entrants receive expert portfolio reviews from faculty and experts, and the overall winner will receive travel reimbursement up to $750 to come to the department’s open house in New York City.
“This isn’t just a skills competition ,” adds Chochinov. “We’re looking for ingenious ideas that are brave, and design concepts that are of the moment. Mostly we want people to really run with their ideas and have a lot of fun!”
The deadline for submitting your idea is Friday, October 26th. Find all the details at the Products of Design site.