Expanding to Springdale and Applications are open again!


We’re excited to announce we’ll be moving to Springdale General this summer! We’ll be joining a community of creatives and makers, such as Center for Social Innovation, Latinitas, and the many other creative studios. We also can’t wait to get over-caffeinated at Cafe Medici’s new roasting facility which will be right across from AC4D’s new home.

With this new expanded space, we will be able to offer a few more spots in our 2018-2019 cohort! Applications are open again until July 1, 2018. Acceptances will be sent out by July 15, 2018, and classes start Aug 13, 2018. Admission details can be found here.

Be sure to browse through our curriculum, type of student projects, and what our alumni are up to after graduation. There’s an entire book about the designerly approach to wicked problems you can read online for free. Our students also post their assignments and reflections on the AC4D blog.

How do I speak to someone about the program?

  1. We have a booth at ATX Hack for Change on June 1-3, 2018. If you’re going to be there, swing by!
  2. We’ll be having a virtual info session and Q&A with the Director on June 12 at 12-1pm and June 20 at 7-8pm. Sign up here.
  3. Reach out to admissions@ac4d.com directly and schedule a chat.

Can I learn more about the experiences from alumni?
Check out this three-min video, and Q&A videos (here and here). If you prefer to read, they share their journeys pre- and post-ac4d in these interviews. You can also find all of them here and reach out directly.

What else do I need to know?
Even though the application isn’t officially due until July 1, 2018, we highly encourage anyone considering applying to reach out to admissions@ac4d.com. We want to get to know you!