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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.”

Pratt Institute (Industrial Design)

Pratt Institute (Industrial Design)

Discipline: Industrial Design

Location: New York, NY, USA

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.

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.

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.”

Columbia University (Architecture)

Columbia University (Architecture)

Discipline: Architecture

Location: New York, NY, USA

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 University (Landscape Architecture)

Harvard University (Landscape Architecture)

Discipline: Landscape Architecture

Location: Cambridge, MA, USA

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.”

California College of the Arts

California College of the Arts

Discipline: Industrial Design

Location: San Francisco, CA, USA

Started in 1907 by German cabinetmaker Frederick Meyer, a key figure in the Arts and Crafts movement, the school has a storied legacy.

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.”

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.