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Graduate Studies at Moore Presents 6th Annual Art and Special Education Symposium

November 13, 2014 | By gotoart

“Graduate Studies at Moore College of Art & Design’s one-of-a-kind MA in Art Education with An Emphasis in Special Populations presents its groundbreaking Art and Special Education Symposium on Saturday, November 15, 2014…

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CCAD Alumni Make iTunes, Hot 100 Chart-Topping Music Video

October 9, 2014 | By gotoart

With a chart-topping single on iTunes, Alternative Hot 100, and Sirius XM’s Alt Nation, the foursome SomeKindaWonderful is off to strong start—fueled by a video created by CCAD alums.

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Design Your Future : Demand Is High For Creative Skills

September 26, 2014 | By gotoart

Those with art and design skills are in high demand in a number of industries looking for innovators and inventors.
Published on MediaPlanetUSA, By Deborah Obalil, Executive Director, AICAD

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Art Schools Work to Erase Image of Graduates as 'Starving Artists'

September 23, 2014 | By gotoart

Successful art colleges have increasingly highlighted the role of art and design in innovation and start-up culture. And they have combined those descriptions with data to show prospective and current students, as well as graduates, how alumni have led long and fruitful careers making art.

Article Published in The Chronicle of Higher Education, by Scott Carlson.

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A New Home for Visual Arts at Art Center

July 9, 2014 | By gotoart

(Pasadena, Calif.) June 19, 2014 — In 2014, 870 South Raymond Avenue became the new home for Art Center’s Fine Art and Illustration departments—and a thriving collaborative nucleus for the visual arts. This former U.S. Postal Service property has alleviated overcrowding on the College’s Hillside campus, expanded Art Center’s educational reach and resources, and helped transform South Campus from a “satellite” location to a full-fledged campus.

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Screening of Mike Kelley’s Mobile Homestead

July 9, 2014 | By gotoart

(PASADENA, Calif.) July 1, 2014 — Art Center College of Design is thrilled to present a screening and panel discussion of Mobile Homestead, a video series documenting Mike Kelley’s large-scale public art project on Saturday, July 12, 2014 from 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. in the College’s Hillside Campus Ahmanson Auditorium, 1700 Lida Street in Pasadena.

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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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It’s the End of an Era: What’s Next for Dangerdust?

June 16, 2014 | By gotoart

By Amanda Pierce

Dangerdust is taking the world by storm—a chalky, dusty storm stretching to the far corners of the

interwebs.

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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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California College of the Arts: Meet Our Alumni

May 1, 2014 | By gotoart

Learn why CCA alumni are pleased they chose to study art at CCA.

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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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Independent Films Showcase MICA Talent

January 30, 2014 | By gotoart

Independent Filmmaker Project has been working with two MICA-affiliated films through it’s independent filmmaker labs program.

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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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"Question Bridge," by CCA Alumni and Faculty, Debuts at the Sundance Film Festival’s New Frontier

November 18, 2013 | By gotoart

On any given day we encounter dozens, even hundreds, of people who are different from us: a different race, a different gender, a different class, a different age . . . We intellectually understand that our own identity is multifaceted, yet sometimes we cannot help grouping people into stereotypes, even within what others would consider a diverse demographic.

A team of four artists—CCA Photography faculty Chris Johnson, two CCA alumni, Hank Willis Thomas (MFA and MA Visual Criticism 2004) and Bayeté Ross Smith (MFA 2004), and Kamal Sinclair—have begun a far-reaching conversation on this topic, engaging a diverse group of African American males in a question-and-answer exchange. Their innovative trans-media project is entitled Question Bridge: Black Males, and it seeks to represent and redefine black male identity in America.

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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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Lynn Aldrich: Un/Common Objects at Williamson Gallery

October 18, 2013 | By gotoart

ARTIST USES EVERYDAY MATERIALS TO CREATE SCULPTURES THAT CRITIQUE CONSUMERISM, ARTIFICIALITY

(PASADENA, Calif.) August 2, 2013 – Transforming the known into something curious and unexpected, Los Angeles-based artist Lynn Aldrich offers a critical consumerist spin on the assemblage tradition

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SAIC Earns the JedCampus Seal from the Jed Foundation

October 11, 2013 | By gotoart

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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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RISD Alums Contribute to Beasts of the Southern Wild

March 25, 2013 | By gotoart

The coming-of-age tale, which opened in June in limited release, is the vision of first-time director Benh Zeitlin and his New Orleans-based filmmaking collective, Court 13. Among Zeitlin’s tight-knit group of collaborators, four RISD alumni played key roles in bringing the world of Beasts to life.

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Peer-to-Peer Artmaking with Afghan Students

March 18, 2013 | By gotoart

Working solely through virtual communication, participants have developed joint art projects using a mixture of digital media-photographs, video, and sound-as well as more traditional mediums, including paintings, drawings, and performances.

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Living Home: India, Creating New Furnishing Solutions for the Living Environment

December 7, 2012 | By gotoart

Ashoka played a key role in facilitating the student’s collaboration with local and regional constituents, and the activity sites were strategically selected to maximize Ashoka’s existing infrastructure of partnerships. “Whenever we design, we’re always thinking about the people themselves. Is our work really addressing the people that are going to buy it? What do they want from it? What do they need from it? What do they need to feel from it?” -David Mocarski, Chair, Environmental Design.

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AIGA Chief Advises Students

November 20, 2012 | By gotoart

In April Richard Grefé, executive director of AIGA, the professional association for design and a renowned political tactician, visited RISD to critique the work of students engaged in public policy initiatives. During his visit, he met with two separate groups: the STEAM team and a collection of students working on policy-related independent study projects.

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Phresh Prints Co-op, a KCAI Student Organization, Steps Out Into the Creative Crossroads

November 16, 2012 | By gotoart

The pulse of Kansas City is palpable and Nick Naughton, lecturer in the printmaking department at the Kansas City Art Institute, is not only aware of the pulse but has introduced students to it. Phresh Prints Co-op was born, a student organization created by Naughton’s graphic collaborations class at the college.

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H&R Block Artspace Teams with PUMA Creative to Host Films4peace

November 16, 2012 | By gotoart

H&R Block Artspace at the Kansas City Art Institute recently announced screening times for films4peace, an annual short film commission by PUMA.Peace, an initiative by PUMA Creative. The Artspace will join hundreds of cultural institutions worldwide, from Australia to Zimbabwe, supporting films4peace to celebrate World Peace Day, an international United Nations day of ceasefire that encourages demonstrated acts of peace worldwide.

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