Community Arts

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Community Arts

Community Arts programs prepare students for working in the public sphere on both individual and collaborative projects. They tend to be interdisciplinary in nature and focus on both art-making as well as how to effectively engage with communities. Attention is paid to how artists and designers interact and collaborate with groups and public spaces in order to effectively engage cultural diversity and stimulate social transformation.


Art Center College of Design

Pasadena, CA

California College of the Arts

San Francisco, CA

Emily Carr University of Art and Design

Vancouver, BC

Kansas City Art Institute

Kansas City, MO

Maine College of Art & Design

Portland, ME

Maryland Institute College of Art

Baltimore, MD

Pratt Institute

Brooklyn, NY


Maryland Institute College of Art

Baltimore, MD

Moore College of Art and Design

Philadelphia, PA

OCAD University

Toronto, ON

Pratt Institute

Brooklyn, NY

Rhode Island School of Design

Providence, RI

School of Visual Arts

New York, NY

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Emily Pilloton | Founder and Executive Director of Project H Design

Emily Pilloton (MFA 2005) exemplifies the possibilities of forging a career path that fulfills personal passions while empowering others to reach their own self-directed potential. Pilloton is the founder and director of Project H Design (design initiatives for Humanity, Habitats, Health, and Happiness), a nonprofit design and architecture agency she created in 2008. She operates her organization around the central idea that design can activate both education and community and capitalizes on the motivated energy of residents in the communities she engages.