MFA in Collaborative Design

The MFA in Collaborative Design focuses on the collaborative design process through design thinking, visual problem solving, creative strategy, leadership and ethics, implementation, and the integration of faith, design, and mission, for non-profit, ministry, and corporate-based organizations.

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Seven Reasons to Study Collaborative Design at JBU

Reason #1

Study With the Best

You'll be part of a nationally and internationally recognized design program.

Seven Reasons to Study Collaborative Design at JBU

Reason #2

Surround Yourself with Success

Relationships with Fortune 500 companies, non-profits & ministries like Walmart, Hallmark, Saatchi & Saatchi X, Avant Ministries, YWAM & Marine Reach mean real-world experience.

Seven Reasons to Study Collaborative Design at JBU

Reason #3

Gain Real-World Experience

Collaborate with non-profits and ministries locally and around the world to make a positive change in the world.

Seven Reasons to Study Collaborative Design at JBU

Reason #4

Live Anywhere

With our flex-residency program you can work full time while attending classes via live digital stream.

Seven Reasons to Study Collaborative Design at JBU

Reason #5

Become a Leader

As part of the program you'll take leadership and ethics classes from the Soderquist College of Business.

Seven Reasons to Study Collaborative Design at JBU

Reason #6

Experience Community

Small class sizes and passionate, caring faculty create a unique community. You'll probably have more than one meal at your prof's house.

Seven Reasons to Study Collaborative Design at JBU

Reason #7

Get Recognized

Be recognized for your outstanding work in art or design by winning the MFA Distinguished Artist Award and have a gallery exhibit showcasing your art.

Faculty Profile

Todd Goehner

Associate Professor of Visual Arts

Growing up in missions, Todd developed a passion for working with ministries, such as Marine Reach, Presbyterians For Renewal, and YWAM International, to solve design problems. He enjoys mountain biking, camping, & fly-fishing with his wife & 2 dogs.

M.F.A., University of Idaho
B.S., John Brown University

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Neal Holland

Associate Professor of Visual Arts

Holland has worked with clients like Coca-Cola, Reebok, Nike and General Motors. He loves to fly-fish, print in the darkroom and attempt to capture elusive images that might change the world.

M.F.A., National University
M.A., SW Baptist Theological Seminary
B.A., Ouachita Baptist University

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Steve Snediker

Assistant Professor of Visual Arts, Cinema

Steve Snediker has directed corporate and commercial videos for companies like Saatchi & Saatchi X, Procter & Gamble and Wal-Mart. Married with 3 grown children, he loves the power of collaboration and building teams.

M.F.A., National University
B.S., John Brown University

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