SIGD’s Graphic Design Program Included in Graphic Design USA’s 2016 Top Design Schools
For the third year, the Graphic Design Program in the School of Industrial + Graphic Design is included in Graphic Design USA’s “Highest Honors: 2016 Top Design Schools.” Auburn’s Graphic Design Program was among 37 chosen from across the United States. Graphic Design USA is a monthly news and information magazine for and about the professional design community.
GDUSA says of their 2016 Top Design School List, “The theme: education is more important than ever as the lines between the studio and the classroom, the office and the academy, the university and society, continue to blur.” Specifically, the GDUSA article describes Auburn’s program as follows:
“The Graphic Design Program at Auburn University prepares students to practice visual communication in a
competitive global environment. Auburn’s nationally regarded BFA is NASAD accredited and concentrates on interactive design and mobile design, user experience design, strategic branding, typography, publication design, packaging, illustration and image making, and fine arts. Students receive hands-on design instruction in a professional studio environment with a strong sense of community among students and faculty. Courses emphasize a systemic approach to design by incorporating cross-disciplinary collaborations and train students to become versatile designers and art directors. The program hosts exhibitions, design symposiums, and guest lectures by industry leaders, and the internship program provides real-world experience and opportunities to network. Students build a strong portfolio of work as a result of their overall experience and education. The Program is housed among other prestigious design disciplines within the beautiful traditional campus setting.”
Clark Lundell, Professor and Head of the School of Industrial + Graphic Design, comments, “The School of Industrial and Graphic Design within the College of Architecture, Design and Construction at Auburn is proud of this well-deserved recognition, which is testament to the collective effort of our faculty, staff and students.” For more, click here.