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Building Community with Design

Building Community with Design

As the spring semester comes to an end, we’re looking ahead to fall and getting excited to welcome the next class of undergraduate students. Every year we welcome our incoming undergrads with supplies they’ll need during their first semester: a sketchbook, pen, and class T-shirt. This year we’ve launched the Building Community with Design campaign, which aims to cover the […]

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Students, Faculty, and Staff Honored For Contributions to the College

The following students, faculty, and staff were recognized for their outstanding contributions to the College of Design during the 2012-2013 school year at the annual Honors and Awards ceremony on May 3, 2013.Student Design and Scholarship Awards ArchitectureTheodore Wright – Architecture Undergraduate Individual Aaron Rickard – Architecture Undergraduate TeamDaniel Scott – Architecture Undergraduate TeamRhythm Unnown – Architecture Undergraduate TeamTheodore Wright – Architecture Undergraduate Team Kai Salmela – Architecture Graduate IndividualDavid Johansson – Architecture Graduate TeamJenna Johansson – Architecture Graduate Team Joey Larson – Presidential Management Fellowship Program Erin Lilli – King Medal for Architecture Student ResearchAbby Merlis – Outstanding Achievement in the Field of Architecture Learn more about the School of ArchitectureLandscape Architecture Daniel Rude – Landscape Architecture Undergraduate Individual Emily Furlich…

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Photos + Video from 2012 College of Design Commencement

"Public interest design starts with a belief in the power of design to transform lives. It's a belief that everyone deserves good design and, in fact, it's a belief that every human being needs good design in order to live their best lives." John Cary (BA Arch '99), 2012 College of Design commencement address Congratulations to our Apparel Design, Architecture, Graphic Design, Housing Studies, Interior Design, Landscape Design and Planning, and Retail Merchandising undergraduate students, along with our Architecture, Landscape Architecture, and Design graduate students who received their degrees during commencement on May 12, 2012. 2012 College of Design Commencement College of Design Dean Tom Fisher with commencement speaker John Cary (BA Arch '99)Kate Maple, Assistant Dean of Student Services;…

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Daily profiles college undergraduates, portfolio review

Most of the College of Design’s undergraduate programs require completion of courses for credit and a portfolio review before admission to the program. Ashley Bray, writing for the Minnesota Daily, profiles a couple of College of Design undergraduate students — Bailey Sears, Graphic Design sophomore; and Alix Nettnay, Apparel Design senior — as they prepare for their respective portfolio reviews.

Bray cites Daniel Jasper (Graphic Design) as saying 25 percent of the 61 students who applied for the Graphic Design portfolio review did not pass. Jasper said “it’s important that design programs set these high standards for students. Having the review helps to maintain the rigorous content of design curriculums and ensures the program is producing quality students.” He added that the Graphic Design faculty are considering adding a second portfolio review after students’ junior year.

Stephanie Zollinger (Interior Design) told Bray, that the portfolio review “tells us is that [students] have competencies, or this level of understanding, that is needed to move forward.” Zollinger added that college advisors work with the University’s Center for Spirituality and Healing in helping the students deal with the stress of the portfolio review process.

Both students found the portfolio review stressful but worth it.

“It keeps the program strong, to be able to weed out the people who are not as passionate or not willing to try and put forth the effort,” Nettnay told Bray. “They give you the tools to succeed, and if you’re not willing to put in the time and effort to use those tools, you have no right to be sucking the resources.”

“It’s scary and it’s intimidating and it’s a lot of work, but I think it’s a good thing because you find out right away if you have what it takes,” Sears told Bray.

Both Nettnay and Sears both passed their portfolio reviews.

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