Institutions

DUNCAN OF JORDANSTONE COLLEGE OF ART & DESIGN, UNIVERSITY OF DUNDEE
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Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design [DJCAD] was established in 1888 and is a leading Scottish art and design research led institution in the top league within the UK. It is one of the few UK art institutions that is part of a world class University (University of Dundee), renowned for its pioneering research. The BDes [Hons] Interior Environmental Design programme is led by Director Andy Milligan and is a broad based spatial programme which was established at in the late sixties and is one of eleven undergraduate art and design disciplines that contribute to Duncan of Jordanstone’s growing reputation. Since 2011 Interior Environmental Design has worked alongside Textiles and Jewellery & Metal Design and from Sept 2016 resumes its four year long status in collaboration with Digital Interaction and with Product Design as part of a shared first year in the Social Digital academic grouping . Interiors has been international in its outlook for many years and has, since 2003 collaborated with schools from USA, Qatar, the Netherlands. IED uses the interior as a creative and intellectual springboard for spatial experimentation covering traditional areas of interior remodelling to installation.

The teaching team have been involved in large scale interdisciplinary workshops with other design disciplines and with the Dundee School of Architecture. Graduates from Interior Environmental Design have established careers in very broad fields including interiors, architecture, museum and exhibition, theatre set, lighting, furniture and other fields such as art and design teaching, (at every level in the UK), the computer games industry, soundscapes and other business areas. Staff have backgrounds in interior design / interior architecture, education, spaces & service design and furniture.

 

POLITECNICO DI MILANO

Politecnico di Milano was established in 1865. It is divided in several departments that coordinate and promote research activity in its own field.DHOC is the interior Design for Hospitable Cities research unit. Its research activities, in collaboration with associations, institutions and local agencies, are focused on promoting design as key element and strength of the national economic system. Through collaborations and research at European and extra-European level, DHOC wants also to diffuse the culture of innovation pushed by design, extending it in other Italian industrial fields.

The School of Design (“Scuola del Design”) is connected with the Design Department. It has the role to guarantee all the didactic activities. Since its foundation in 1999 the School of Design teaching staff has represented a variety of cultures, merging the scientific and academic subjects taught in both the School of Architecture and School of Engineering with the professional and entrepreneurial sectors that are a fundamental contribution to the Italian design culture. A large team of entrepreneurs, experts, designers, in the field of management, services and culture as well as professional associations have joined the teaching staff during the years, playing an essential role in the education program.

The School of Design in figures: about 4000 students’; more than 700 teachers and about 800 assistants, professionals and specialists in the subjects taught, who support the teachers. Approximately 200 international incoming exchange students and 150 outgoing exchange students every academic year with about 140 international perspective students at Masters level

 

LEEDS COLLEGE OF ART

Founded in 1903 and still one of the most exciting colleges for art, design and the crafts in the country. Situated in the thriving cosmopolitan city of Leeds, two hours by train north of London, it is also one of the largest specialist schools of art and design in the UK. Students benefit from opportunities to work on professional briefs, enter national design competitions and particpate in international projects – all helping to provide realism, facilitate exposure to public audiences and maintain contact with the creative industries.

The formation of GIDE in 2003 was the culmination of earlier collaboration, originally with KHM in Belgium and Ecole Boulle in Paris and developed to inspire and influence staff and students of design, encouraging them to engage with each other through projects set inside the different cultures. Two undergraduate courses participate in GIDE: BA (Hons) Art & Design (Interdisciplinary) and BA (Hons) Interior Design.

 

FACULTY OF DESIGN, ASSOCIATED MEMBER OF UNIVERSITY OF PRIMORSKA

Faculty of Design, Associated member of University of Primorska, offers an elaborate interdisciplinary teaching programme that positions the school among the modern European institutes of higher education in design. The Faculty provides three bachelor courses: Interior Design, Visual Communications, and Textiles and Design. Although a very young institution the Faculty has become one of the most sought for educational establishments in the field of design in Slovenia and currently enrols approximately 500 students.

 

SUPSI UNIVERSITY OF APPLIED SCIENCES & ARTS OF SOUTHERN SWITZERLAND

logo_SUPSI_60mm_INGLa Scuola Universitaria Professionale della Svizzera Italiana (SUPSI), – the University of Applied Sciences of Southern Switzerland is one of the eight SUP Universities recognised world-wide. The modern teaching methods adopted blend theoretical-scientific lessons with a vocational aspect; study commitments can also be combined with professional practice. Great importance is placed on research, which is conducted by means of projects that are either assigned by major European and national agencies on the basis of bids, or commissioned by companies and institutions.

 

MAGDEBURG-STENDAL UNIVERSITY OF APPLIED SCIENCES

Instituslogo001-01Founded in 1991, our University has become renowned for its well rounded academic education program and motivated student body. Interested students can choose from more than 30 direct study programs in five departments in Magdeburg and two departments in Stendal. With more than 130 professors, our students—approximately 4,800 at Magdeburg and 1,800 at Stendal—are well attended to. Since winter semester 2005/06, we are exclusively offering Bachelor and Master study programs.

 

THOMAS MORE UNIVERSITY COLLEGE MECHELEN

Mechelen NEW LOGOThomas More University College is the university college for those who expect more from their future: more opportunities, more ideas, more challenges. Every day, Thomas More inspires over 17.000 students on 12 locations in the heart of Europe. The University College is part of the University of Leuven Association.

The centre of the interior & design courses of Thomas More is campus Lucas Faydherbe, situated nearby the commercial centre of Mechelen. This inspiring open campus, located in converted old vegetable warehouses, is a project of contemporary design.

The department offers the following courses: bachelor in interior design – study option Interior & Furniture, and study option Interior & Building, a post graduate in furniture design (60 credits), and an English post graduate in international interior design (30 credits). The interior design students focus on the one hand on placing and finalizing of levels containing a space, and on the other hand on objects and furniture finding themselves in that space.

The bachelor in interior design offers an international semester to exchange students in English. After their interior design studies, students can specialize in furniture design.
The department provides a teaching environment based on orienting students towards co-operation and problem solving, sustainability and creativity, which are all skills absolutely required in the professional world of today.

By winning a number of (inter)national individual and inter-scholar contests with furniture prototypes and objects, and by designing and realizing a number of interior projects, our students already gained an outstanding reputation.

 

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School of Design at Jiangnan University (JU) is a leading school in design education and research. Built in 1960, it was the first design program in China and has been a leading force in design education ever since. The design at JU ranks no. 4 in last national review of disciplines by Educational Ministry in 2012.

There are five departments for undergraduate education: Product and Industrial Design, Interior and Environmental Design, Visual Communication and information design, Public Art and Fine Arts. School of Design has both research and professional degrees at post-graduate level that covers a variety of research topics including interaction design, service design, strategic design, cultural heritage design theory and ect. It is also one of a few institutions in China that offer PhD in design. There are around 2000 undergraduates, 500postgraduates in total. At the meaning while, we have around 140 faculty members.

School of Design has recently started its strategic repositioning from a leading teaching school in China to a research-based institution that aims to make its contributions to the international community of design educators, researchers and professional. The school is highly internationalized in education, research and exchange. So far, there is an international course cluster consist of more than 25 courses in English. By developing more than 20 mutual exchange programmes with international universities partners, the number of exchange students (incoming and outgoing) is near to 100. Moreover, there are some long-term collaborative programme in education and research between research-oriented design partners and JU. School of Design is also a member of Cumulus association and a founding member of DESIS association.

 

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