.. Design today requires increasingly diverse ways of solving problems and telling stories. Opening up the range of design possibilities from software, to products, surfaces, services and the systems that connect them is what drives me. An MFA is certainly not the only way to achieve this, and is definitely not essential. But I do believe that stepping back to reflect on what you’ve learnt before piecing it back together is the most effective way to ensure making the most of a life spent practicing design.
— Why Study an MFA? by Tom Harman