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.
Much-vaunted Eindhoven takes a classically Dutch approach to learning, espousing freedom as the path to creativity.
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.
Under the auspices of UPenn’s School of Design, intensive studio work is accompanied by seminars and workshops in history, theory and new technologies.
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.
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.
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.
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.”
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.”
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.”
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