The MDes 2+ year graduate program was created as a shorter version of the 3-year MIA. Anticipating applicants with a range in skills and understanding of design concepts, a Providence summer program was developed as a rigorous introduction to both design principles and basic skills of representation and making. Students who complete the summer program are prepared to fully undertake Interior Studies.
The Summer Program at Denmark International Studies (DIS) in Copenhagen is used for the MA graduate program. Copenhagen's unique approach to environmental issues provides an apt introduction of such topics to an international group with diverse backgrounds.