The PRIME curriculum, like technology and innovation, is constantly evolving as we strive to continually improve the student experience. Students will be informed of any curriculum changes prior to enrollment.
All students (non Brown 5th years) are required to complete the following during the one year masters program:
8 courses | 6 required core courses plus 2 program director approved electives. Elective courses at Brown, Harvard and Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) let students define their own pathways beyond the core studio series.
PRIME course structure is as follows: 2 + 3 + 3.
Summer – 2 required PRIME courses fully online
Fall - 2 required PRIME courses + 1 director approved elective
Spring - 2 required PRIME courses + 1 director approved elective
An internship in the fall OR spring term – all with a technology focus in STEM, as well as, entrepreneurship. PRIME provides the companies; students secure their desired internship The internship may be waived if a student is working or involved in a start-up; program director's approval required.
PLEASE NOTE: The 2 required summer courses are delivered fully online for all students during the summer. In-person classes will begin in the Fall term.