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Harvard University (Architecture)

Harvard University (Architecture)

Discipline: Architecture

Location: Cambridge, MA, USA

The Graduate School of Design’s Gund Hall was designed to eliminate a siloed approach to disciplines and foster an atmosphere of sharing and inspiration among the students and faculty.

New York School of Interior Design

New York School of Interior Design

Discipline: Interior Design

Location: New York, NY, USA

With its devoted focus, an average class size of 13 and a 10-1 student-faculty ratio, this 100-year-old school guarantees students a close-up, in-depth look at an increasingly multifaceted field.

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.”

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.

ArtCenter College of Design

ArtCenter College of Design

Discipline: Industrial Design

Location: Pasadena, CA, USA

“Like a conservatory for aspiring performing artists,” ArtCenter offers “a space for dedicated art and design students to grow and thrive under the guidance of a faculty of working design professionals and artists.”

Domus Academy (Interaction Design)

Domus Academy (Interaction Design)

Discipline: Interaction Design

Location: Milan, Italy

Held up as a tool for enriching life, the interaction design taught at Domus Aademy is “about creating a product or space that interacts with the body or the mind through innovative technology.”

University of Waterloo

University of Waterloo

Discipline: Architecture

Location: Cambridge, ON, Canada

The University of Waterloo’s School of Architecture recently got a massive boost thanks to a brand-new home when a local business consortium drew the school from its original Waterloo locale to nearby Galt.

Pratt Institute (Interior Design)

Pratt Institute (Interior Design)

Discipline: Interior Design

Location: New York, NY, USA

Based in Brooklyn, Pratt’s School of Design sees New York City as an ideal lab for interior design students to develop both local and global perspectives and ultimately “connect the practice … to larger issues of habitation, cities and society.”

Umeå University

Umeå University

Discipline: Interaction Design

Location: Umeå, Sweden

A top-ranked industrial design school, Umeå’s Institute of Design offers a specialized masters course in interaction design that presents a “practical and concrete” approach to moulding interactions.

University of Toronto (Architecture)

University of Toronto (Architecture)

Discipline: Architecture

Location: Toronto, ON, Canada

In 2017, the university’s John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape and Design took up residence in the One Spadina Crescent building, a 140-year-old Gothic Revival landmark reimagined as a 21st-century teaching and research facility.