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