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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.”

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 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.

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.

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.”

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.