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.”
Pratt’s venerable Brooklyn setting – 1880s brick and brownstone buildings in a contemporary sculpture garden – belies the state-of-the-art facilities and studios inside.
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.
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.”
The purview of Columbia’s challenging masters program is to “weave together the highest level of disciplinary expertise with the critical and technical skills necessary to recast the boundaries of the discipline.”
Harvard’s graduate landscape-architecture program, offered through its School of Design, is well situated to carry through on its lofty institutional goal: “a more equitable distribution of ecological and environmental resources” for “the creation of better futures across all regions of the world.”
Started in 1907 by German cabinetmaker Frederick Meyer, a key figure in the Arts and Crafts movement, the school has a storied legacy.
“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.”
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.
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