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Rhode Island School of Design (Interior Design)

Rhode Island School of Design (Interior Design)

Discipline: Interior Design

Location: Providence, RI, USA

RISD’s Department of Interior Architecture has located itself “at the intersection of architecture, conservation and design,” where advanced studio work in adaptive reuse is carried out by undergrads and grad students alike.

Design Academy Eindhoven

Design Academy Eindhoven

Discipline: Industrial Design

Location: Eindhoven, Netherlands

Much-vaunted Eindhoven takes a classically Dutch approach to learning, espousing freedom as the path to creativity.

Carleton University

Carleton University

Discipline: Industrial Design

Location: Ottawa, ON, Canada

Offering programs emphasizing a holistic approach, Carleton’s School of Industrial Design is just one of two schools in Canada recognized by the Industrial Design Society of America.

University of Pennsylvania

University of Pennsylvania

Discipline: Landscape Architecture

Location: Philadelphia, PA, USA

Under the auspices of UPenn’s School of Design, intensive studio work is accompanied by seminars and workshops in history, theory and new technologies.

University of Manitoba

University of Manitoba

Discipline: Interior Design

Location: Winnipeg, MB, Canada

The University of Manitoba’s interior design degree, offered through the Faculty of Architecture, stands out as the only masters-level program in Canada with Council for Interior Design accreditation.

University of British Columbia

University of British Columbia

Discipline: Landscape Architecture

Location: Vancouver, BC, Canada

While enrolment is limited, UBC’s MLA course (offered within the School of Architecture + Landscape Architecture) has outsize impact and an enviable student-teacher ratio.

ÉCAL/University of Art and Design Lausanne

ÉCAL/University of Art and Design Lausanne

Discipline: Industrial Design

Location: Lausanne, Switzerland

A ever-growing heavyweight in the European sphere, this Swiss school continually turns out grads with top-notch portfolios, many of whom quickly launch their own studios.

Free University of Bozen-Bolzano

Free University of Bozen-Bolzano

Discipline: Industrial Design

Location: Bolzano, Italy

Aspiring designers in Bozen-Bolzano’s Faculty of Design and Art hone their “ability to create communication that involves all the senses and, through their creations, provoke a critical analysis of the status quo.”

Rhode Island School of Design (Industrial Design)

Rhode Island School of Design (Industrial Design)

Discipline: Industrial Design

Location: Providence, RI, USA

Students in RISD’s large Department of Industrial Design learn to wield critical thinking and the design process itself with the goal of “making everyday tasks more streamlined, thoughtful or fulfilling.”

University of Toronto (Landscape Architecture)

University of Toronto (Landscape Architecture)

Discipline: Landscape Architecture

Location: Toronto, ON, Canada

The challenging masters course offered through the John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape and Design is “reinventing landscape practice for the next generation” by teaching students how to create “socially inclusive, ecologically informed and culturally meaningful environments.”