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The Art College Payoff

September 9, 2014 | By gotoart

With tuition costs rising, are private art colleges a good investment? Absolutely.

Larry R. Thompson is president of Ringling College of Art and Design in Sarasota. He wrote this exclusively for the Tampa Bay Times.

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Lesley University names Richard Zauft as new dean of College of Art and Design

July 2, 2014 | By gotoart

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The Interactive STEAM Mapping Tool

May 16, 2014 | By gotoart

The new interactive STEAM mapping tool allows anyone, anywhere in the world, to “put themselves on the map” to help connect STEAM work and ultimately share best practices and advance the STEAM field.

STEAM is a movement which advocates adding art and design to the national STEM agenda, to develop the creativity and problem solving necessary to foster economic growth and competitiveness in the coming century.

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SNAAP Spotlight on Graduation

May 16, 2014 | By gotoart

This issue of the SNAAP DataBrief takes a different direction and offers some food for thought from SNAAP Research Director, Steven Tepper, about the 120,000 students graduating this spring with a degree in the arts. The data are based on responses of 65,837 arts alumni from 120 institutions (109 postsecondary institutions and 11 arts high schools) in the United States in 2011 and 2012.

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The World Needs Artists & Designers Now More than Ever

May 13, 2014 | By Deborah Obalil

Executive Director of AICAD, Deborah Obalil, delivers 2014 commencement speech at Pennsylvania College of Art & Design

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AICAD College Libraries = Unparalleled Resources for Students

March 18, 2014 | By gotoart

Check out this “commercial for libraries,” which was collaboratively created by librarians from AICAD’s member colleges.

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AICAD's Advocacy Efforts

March 11, 2014 | By gotoart

President Drops Support for NEA in 2015 Budget

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AICAD Alumni featured in Forbes 30 under 30

January 9, 2014 | By gotoart

This year, Forbes third annual 30 under 30 list features AICAD alumni from Rhode Island School of Design, Pratt Institute, Parsons the New School for Design, California College of the Arts and Cooper Union. These alumni are working in a variety of fields including fashion, industrial design, furniture design, fine arts, illustration and marketing.

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MICA Social Design receives 2014 Ashoka U – Cordes Innovation Award

January 7, 2014 | By gotoart

The Center for Design Practice (CDP) at Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) has been selected as a winner of the 2014 Ashoka U – Cordes Innovation Award in recognition of its innovative work to address complex social problems through design.

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President of Emily Carr University & an Esteemed Alumnus Appointed to the Order of Canada

January 7, 2014 | By gotoart

Dr. Ron Burnett is made a Member of the Order of Canada for his leadership in arts education, notably as president of Emily Carr University.

Douglas Coupland is made an Officer of the Order of Canada for his contributions to our examination of the contemporary human condition as a novelist, cultural commentator and artist.

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A Fine-Arts Degree May Not Be Such a Bad Choice

November 18, 2013 | By gotoart

Think that art school dooms graduates to a life of unemployment? The numbers paint a very different picture.

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A Closer Look at Creative Careers

October 10, 2013 | By Michael Grant, Director of Communication at SVA

As creativity plays a bigger and bigger part in today’s economy, the skills learned at an art and design school are more valuable than ever. This was one of the takeaways at a networking event held in Manhattan last week by the Association of Independent Colleges of Art and Design (AICAD), a non-profit consortium of 43 leading institutions in the US and Canada of which SVA is a founding member.

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Boost Creativity in Classrooms With Cue from Art, Design Schools

October 7, 2013 | By Deborah Obalil

When Rhode Island School of Design alumni Brian Chesky and Joe Gebbia saw a shortage of hotel accommodations for the 2007 Industrial Design Conference in San Francisco, they turned their apartment’s living room into a bed and breakfast, accommodating three guests on air mattresses and providing a homemade breakfast. Chesky and Gebbia weren’t necessarily looking to become hotel moguls. Rather, they saw a problem, linked it to an opportunity — unused space in people’s homes — and created Airbnb, the popular community marketplace for lodging.

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Common Core Standards for Arts Education

September 16, 2013 | By Deborah Obalil

There is a growing movement in K-12 education to have states adopt Common Core Standards across all subject areas. The intent is to assure the highest standards are met by schools regardless of location. As a consortium of art and design colleges, we are of course interested in seeing students across the country have access to quality arts education in their elementary, middle and high school years. We believe that this is a critical part of a comprehensive education, whether or not a student chooses a path that leads them to attend one of our colleges.

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