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Futures Studies and Speculative Design

The New School

2 months
1540 USD/year
1540 USD/year
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Individuals, communities, governments, and businesses all face complex questions when making plans for the future. This Futures Studies and Speculative Design certificate at The New School focuses on developing necessary skills for future image making with compelling immersive sensory experiences. 


Students learn to apply theory and methods to create and employ projections of desirable and undesirable future scenarios. They also examine ways futures discourse can shape a project or a company's path forward.

What You'll Gain from Futures Studies and Speculative Design certificate at The New School

  • Knowledge of key principles of futures studies and design futures
  • Techniques for identifying, researching, and critiquing signals of change as potential trend indicators
  • The ability to apply design futures methods and approaches to concrete topics
  • Experience using methods and frameworks for forecasting hypothetical conditions
  • Lead scenario planning exercises for community and corporate contexts
  • The ability to create vivid, thought-provoking representations of hypothetical scenarios through diverse media
  • An opportunity to develop futures scenarios that can shape your project or your company’s path forward

Programme Structure

Courses included

  • Design Futures 101
  • Sensory Futures Scenario Planning

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 2 months

Start dates & application deadlines

You can apply for and start this programme anytime.





Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

Who Should Enroll

  • Individuals who want to effect systems-level change in organizations and work toward long-term goals
  • Professionals who already work within organizations and those wishing to find or create new opportunities
  • Those who are new to futures studies or have a working knowledge of the field and wish to increase their proficiency and build their portfolio of practice

Tuition Fee

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    1540 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 1540 USD per year during 2 months.


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