1 Laureate Design UNIVERSITIES Laureate Design Universities help prepare students for global careers in any field that seeks creative thinkers. Through a career-focused academic approach featuring innovative curricula, study abroad programs, and online learning opportunities, students are provided with unique experiences and international perspectives that will help them succeed as creative professionals and global citizens. The five universities that form this group Domus Academy, Nuova Accademia di Belle Arti Milano (NABA), Media Design School, NewSchool of Architecture and Design, and Santa Fe University of Art and Design are connected through integrated programs, visiting faculty, collaborative projects, and strong industry relationships. They are part of the Laureate International Universities network. Schools are located in some of the most creative cities in the world: Domus Academy in Milan, Italy / NABA, Nuova Accademia di Belle Arti Milano in Milan, Italy / Santa Fe University of Art and Design in Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA / NewSchool of Architecture and Design in San Diego, California, USA / Media Design School in Auckland, New Zealand / Schools OFFER ENGLISH-LANGUAGE Programs in the areas of: Study Areas Domus Academy NABA SFUAD NSAD MDS Architecture Business Fashion Creative Writing Contemporary Music Film Fine Arts Gaming Graphic Design Interior Design Product Design Media/Digital Theatre/Performance Photography
2 Frontier This free global online community connects young creatives s, artists, architects, game s, writers, photographers, filmmakers, and others around the world. Created in 2011, it is an incubator where talented artists share their work in online portfolios, participate in global competitions, collaborate on projects, and discuss the latest industry trends. Faculty members from the five Laureate Art and Design schools are also part of the network and offer their expertise to other members. Participants can register at and set up an artist profile and portfolio. Accreditation and Quality Education All Laureate Design Universities are recognized by national and/or regional accreditation boards and have been identified as leading, high-quality education providers in their fields. International Opportunities The Laureate Design Universities schools allow students to develop a global appreciation of their craft through study abroad programs, summer workshops, and international arts events. Students enrolled in our programs have access to practicing s and artists whose talent and work have earned international recognition. Career Preparedness Graduates from Laureate Design Universities receive practical, hands-on education, learn from faculty who are practicing professionals, and benefit from strong industry connections. From the beginning of their program, they have the opportunity to work on projects for well-known companies in the classroom and through internships. During their studies, they are encouraged to develop their own voice in design and art while learning business skills required to be successful upon graduation. About Laureate International Universities Laureate International Universities is a trusted global leader in providing access to high-quality, innovative institutions of higher education. The Laureate International Universities network includes more than 75 accredited campus-based and online universities. Our more than 800,000 students are part of an academic community that spans 29 countries throughout North America, Latin America, Europe, Asia, North Africa, and the Middle East. Laureate universities offer hundreds of undergraduate, master s, and doctoral degree programs in fields including architecture, art, business, culinary arts, design, education, engineering, health sciences, hospitality management, information technology, law, and medicine. President William J. Clinton, 42 nd president of the United States, serves as the Honorary Chancellor of the Laureate International Universities network, offering advice on social responsibility, youth leadership, and increasing access to higher education. For more information, visit Laureate DESIGN UNIVERSITIES
3 domus academy // Named among the world s top 30 graduate schools in Masterclass: Product Design, Guide to the World s Leading Graduate Schools, a book by Frame Publishers whose flagship publication, Frame, is a global reference for s and interior architects // selected three times by Businessweek magazine as one of the best design schools in the world // Selected by Domus Magazine as one of Europe s Top 100 schools of architecture and design (December 2012 and 2013) Location: Milan, Italy Founded: 1982 Student Enrollment: 289 (96.9% international, with 47 nationalities) Accreditation: In addition to the Domus academy Master Diploma, students can earn an Academic Master Degree recognized by the Italian Ministry University Research and Education (MIUR). Facilities: Located near the Navigli area, the 17,000-square-meter campus shared with NABA includes a newly renovated 3,000-square-meter library and student area, fashion and design laboratories, open space for group projects, a bar and restaurant, and a print shop. At Domus Academy, students have the opportunity to study with some of today s most influential design leaders in Milan, a world capital of design. Domus Academy connects students with the design industry so they can take their career to the next level. Its one-year master s programs span a wide, multidisciplinary range in the design field, from interaction design to product design to fashion to architecture. Students work on practical projects with leading companies and make invaluable connections with prestigious firms. They learn from professional s who are talented and inspiring educators. And they are surrounded by Milan s vibrant culture of design. Former Domus Academy students work for companies such as Nokia, Dolce & Gabbana, General Motors, IDEO, Giorgio Armani, Whirlpool, Frog Design, and Vogue. ONE-YEAR MASTER S PROGRAMS Accessories Design Business Design Car and Transportation Design Product Design Luxury Brand Management Fashion Design Fashion Management Fashion Styling and Visual Merchandising Interaction Design Interior and Living Design Urban Vision and Architectural Design Visual Brand Design
4 Students Domus Academy has always been an international school, open to students from all over the world. Total student population: 289 International students: 96.9% Italian students: 3.1% Nationalities: 47 Male-female ratio: 81:208 Average age: 26 Average number of internship opportunities per student: 2 Average number of interviews students have for an internship: 4 Percentage who find a job within six months of graduation: 80% Source: 2012 enrollment data Alumni Our graduates have been recognized for their talent and have won some of the industry s most prestigious awards and accolades: Han Gul Kwon, Master in Fashion Design, 2011, Winner Who's Next Prêt- À-Porter/Arts Thread in March Ilaria Pavone, Master in Fashion Design, 2009 Winner Red Dot Design Award in March Patrick Kampff, Master in Business Design, , Winner Red Dot Design Award in March Francesco Rugi and Silvia Quintanilla, Master in Design, 2004, Winners Wallpaper* Design Award Community Engagement Domus Academy supports its local and international communities through a range of projects and volunteer activities: A Domus Academy student designed 100 Phoenix Bags to be sold by Ballin, with proceeds going to Oxfam Italia. In 2012, hosted a workshop on improving facilities for people who travel to large cities for healthcare. In 2011, organized an exhibition at an Italian diagnostic center. INTERNSHIP In addition to learning theory, participating in workshops, and completing a final project, students have the opportunity to gain work experience through internships in some of the most renowned companies and studios in their field of study. Faculty Domus Academy teachers are skilled educators and talented professionals. Many operate their own studios and many come from leading fashion, design, and architecture companies. They bring a real-world perspective and professional approach to the programs. I spent an amazing year at Domus Academy where I met, professionally, everyone you should expect to meet during your life. It s an immense luck, having the chance to collaborate with and breathe the same air as these people. It s more than studying it s a substantial part of your life. Christophe Pillet, Master in Design, 1986, Designer, Christophe Pillet Agency in Paris PATRICIA URQUIOLA Starting in September 2013, Patricia Urquiola, one of the most important names in the global design scene, will be a mentor in the master's in interior and living design program. She is a and architect who has worked with international companies such as Moroso, B&B, Flos, Mutina, Missoni, BMW, and Louis Vuitton. SCOTT SCHUMAN From January 2014, Scott Schuman, photographer and founder of the street fashion blog The Sartorialist, will be visual mentor of the Domus Academy Fashion School. He will develop an extra-didactic project with students and involve them in his team at The Sartorialist. Domus Academy paid tribute to Roberto Cavalli in June 2013 for his role as an ambassador of Italian fashion with an Honorary Master Diploma in Fashion Management. After the ceremony, Cavalli held a lectio magistralis open to students and the public.
5 NABA, Nuova Accademia di Belle Arti milano // Named among the world s top 30 graduate schools in Masterclass: Product Design, Guide to the World s Leading Graduate Schools, a book by Frame Publishers whose flagship publication, Frame, is a global reference for s and interior architects // First and largest private Belle Arti academy accredited by the Italian Ministry of Education // Selected by Domus Magazine as one of Europe s Top 100 schools of architecture and design (December 2012) Location: Milan, Italy Founded: 1980 Student Enrollment: 2603 total students Accreditation: Recognized by the Italian Ministry of Education, University and Research. All academic diplomas are equivalent to university degrees and are Bologna compliant, ensuring that students degrees are recognized internationally Facilities: Located near the Navigli area, the 17,000-square-meter campus NABA shares with Domus Academy includes a newly renovated 3,000-squaremeter library and student area, fashion and design laboratories, open space for group projects, a bar and restaurant, and a print shop. In Milan, trends are set, and good design is a way of life. Where better for students to turn their passion for design and art into a career? At NABA, Nuova Accademia di Belle Arti Milano, students learn both traditional and innovative approaches to fine art and design. They apply the theory and techniques they learn to actual projects with leading media and design companies. And they participate in Milan s thriving contemporary art scene by visiting world-famous fashion houses and exploring design galleries and professional studios. Former NABA students work for companies such as Giorgio Armani, Versace, Swatch, Rochas, McCann-Erickson, Driade, Rossetti Design, Volksoper Wien Theatre, and Saatchi & Saatchi. BACHELOR S DEGREE PROGRAMS Design Fashion Design Graphic Design and Art Direction Media Design and Multimedia Arts Painting and Visual Arts Theatre Design MASTER OF ARTS DEGREE PROGRAMS Communication Design Interior Design Product Design Fashion and Textile Design Visual Arts and Curatorial Studies ACADEMIC MASTER S PROGRAMS Photography and Visual Design Creative Advertising in collaboration with Media Design School in Auckland, New Zealand
6 Students Total student population: 2,603 International students: 38% Italian students: 62% Nationalities: 75 Females: 70%, Males: 30% Age range: Number of active internships: 283 Average number of interviews per student for an internship: 2 Student satisfaction with internships: 85% Source: 2012 enrollment data Our students have been recognized for their talent with the following award and accolades: Orange France award, Orange vous confie les clés, by Viviane Yazdani and Andrea Segato, two BA design students for their project, Usage. Eight winning projects by BA Design students at The Right Designer for Every Company 2012 contest by the Milan Chamber of Commerce & Material ConneXion. BA Graphic Design and MA Communication Design students selected by Art Directors Club Italiano for Best of European Design and Advertising Lipton Ice Tea Limited Edition Contest 2012 designed by graphic design and art direction students. Faculty NABA professors are highly skilled educators who are also highly talented, practicing art and design professionals. They come from leading design and architecture studios, fashion companies, advertising and marketing agencies, and arts and cultural institutes. They are renowned professionals, entrepreneurs, art curators, critics, published authors, and regular contributors to influential arts and design magazines. And all of them bring a current, real-world perspective to both their lectures and group projects, through which they inspire students to learn, experiment, and grow. Italo Rota Scientific Director NABA and Domus Academy Italo Rota & Partners Studio, founded in 1998, has received many prizes, including the Golden Medal of Italian Architecture for public spaces; the Golden Medal of Italian Architecture for culture and leisure time; the New York Landmarks Conservancy Prize; and the Grand Prix de l Urbanisme, Paris. Rota is also well known for helping transform Milan s Palazzo dell Arengario into the Museo del Novecento. Alumni Our graduates have been recognized for their talent and have won some of the industry s most prestigious awards and accolades: A video by media design and multimedia arts graduate Simone Rovellini titled C est la vie debuted at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival in the Short Films category. A fashion project by graduates Federica Oronti and Francesca Nigro won Lomography s Win Your Space contest. Community Engagement NABA supports its local and international communities through a range of projects and volunteer activities: In 2012, students traveled to Bangladesh to research working conditions in the fashion industry and shared their findings during the So Critical So Fashion event. Faculty collaborated with students on works that were donated to Milan in 2013 for the city s Volontari per un giorno campaign. NABA gave me a solid knowledge in the field of fashion, widening my background and giving me a firm footing in my work experience. I know how to create a piece of clothing, from the planning stage to production. I know how to lay out a collection and draw a textile design. I gained important technical knowledge about different materials and colors. Such a wide education led to many possibilities. Federica Piovesan, BA Fashion Design, 2008, Fashion Press Office Assistant
7 Santa Fe University of Art and Design // Performing Arts Department ranked in the Top 5 outside of L.A. by Backstage magazine // home of the Robert Redford/Milagro Initiative Scholarship Program // in 2013, SFUAD's Film School was named one of the "Nation's Top 15 Media Programs" by Variety Magazine // santa Fe University of Art and Design was named by the Princeton Review as a "Best in the West" university in its regional rankings, "2014 Best Colleges: Region by Region." Location: Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA Founded: 1859 (as St. Michael s College) Student Enrollment: More than 800 Accreditation: The Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools Facilities: SFUAD comprises more than 20 buildings on more than 60 acres. The campus includes renowned professional film studio Garson Studios; the Greer Garson Theatre Center; The Screen cinemathèque; the Visual Arts Center, designed by award-winning architect Ricardo Legorreta; remodeled dorms; and a new cafeteria. Boasting more than 250 fine art galleries and the highest concentration of artists in any U.S. city, Santa Fe is a mecca for creatives working in all genres. It s also home to an outstanding art school: Santa Fe University of Art and Design. SFUAD is a collaborative, multidisciplinary arts environment where students can immerse themselves in their medium and deepen their knowledge of their craft. Small classes foster mentoring relationships with faculty members who are artists actively working in their field. It offers outstanding facilities, such as state-of-the-art darkrooms, professional-level performance venues, and a soundstage, Garson Studios, where film students have the unique opportunity to intern on Hollywood productions. SFUAD s wide range of bachelor s degree programs from graphic design to creative writing, from studio art to music is only one of many factors that set it apart from other art schools. BACHELOR OF ARTS (B.A.) DEGREE PROGRAMS Arts Management (B.B.A.) Contemporary Music Creative Writing and Literature Photography Studio Arts Theatre Design Theatre Performance BACHELOR OF FINE ARTS (B.F.A.) DEGREE PROGRAMS Digital Arts Film Graphic Design Photography Studio Arts Theatre, with specializations in Acting, Dance, Design/Technical, and Music Theatre
8 Students Full time: 99% Male: 47% Female: 53% Average age: 21 Source: 2013 enrollment data Scholarships SFUAD offers nearly a dozen scholarships, including: Robert Redford/Milagro Initiative Scholarship Achievement Award Chair s Talent Award It is an honor to collaborate with this exciting institution in choosing scholarship recipients for the next generation of storytellers, as it will be this generation of artists who will provoke thought and inspire significant change throughout the 21st century. Robert Redford Faculty Faculty members at SFUAD are uniquely and directly engaged with students. The faculty is composed of true experts in their fields. Their artistic achievements outside the university publications, exhibitions, screenings, and awards attest to this. Chris Eyre Chair, the Film School at SFUAD Chris Eyre, a nationally recognized film and television director and producer, has received many awards, including a Peabody and an Emmy. Eyre directed the highly acclaimed Smoke Signals, which won a coveted Sundance Audience Award and the Sundance Filmmakers Trophy. His latest film, Hide Away, starring Josh Lucas and James Cromwell, was released in May Eyre s work for television includes three episodes of the PBS miniseries We Shall Remain (2009) After the Mayflower, Tecumseh s Vision, and Trail of Tears. He also directed episodes of the critically acclaimed NBC show Friday Night Lights (2009 and 2011). Susan York President s Chair, Art Department Susan York directs the Sculpture program, and teaches courses in professional practices and installation, among others. She shows her work internationally; recent exhibitions include the Lannan Foundation, Santa Fe, N.M., and exhibitions 2d, Marfa, Texas. York s site-specific installations and drawings are in the permanent collection of the Stedelijk Museum in The Netherlands and the New Mexico Museum of Art in Santa Fe. Her work has been reviewed in Art in America and Artforum International Magazine. She is represented by galleries in the United States and Germany. Alumni Our alumni go on to achieve success in their chosen fields and beyond as professional artists: Joe Wiseman, 1994 film graduate, is a co-executive producer for the TV show 1600 Penn. Sarah Hasted, 1991 photography graduate, co-owns the Hasted Kraeutler Gallery in New York City. Perrin Drumm, a 2008 Creative Writing graduate, landed a coveted internship at The Paris Review while she was a student. As a graduate, she is an associate web editor at Details magazine, and has contributed to the Sundance Channel, TED, Art in America, and Salon.com. Kevin Clutz, a 2011 graduate, participated in the New York Arts Program. After interning at Ensemble Studio Theater and graduating, they offered him the position of assistant stage manager. Alyson Titkemeyer, 2008 graduate, is a video journalist at WVLA-TV in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Community Engagement SFUAD supports its local and international communities through a range of projects and volunteer activities: In fall 2013, community Focus Day connected more than 200 students and staff with 15 local nonprofits for a day of service, encouraging lifelong community volunteerism. SFUAD holds campus events open to the community including Outdoor Vision Fest, ArtFest, performances at the Greer Garson Theatre Center, and films at The Screen cinemathèque. SFUAD maintains more than 100 potential internship sites at businesses, nonprofits, and productions in the local community. Santa Fe offers so many opportunities to young, emerging artists. The college was my springboard into the art world. Eric Tillinghast, Photography, 2009
9 NewSchool of Architecture and Design // NSAD's Master of Architecture Program was named one of the world s top graduate programs for architecture in Masterclass: Architecture, a guide to the world's leading graduate schools by Frame Publishers. // interior Design program named one of five that exemplify the "future of design education" by Interior Design magazine. Location: San Diego, California, USA Founded: 1980 Student Enrollment: Approximately 600 Accreditation: Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools and National Architectural Accrediting Board Facilities: NSAD is located on the edge of San Diego s Gaslamp Quarter, in the heart of the city s dynamic downtown area. Its main buildings are adaptive reuses of iconic landmarks, demonstrating NSAD s commitment to sustainability. The campus has two print centers, a materials lab, a newly designed MAC lab, and dedicated studio space for each architecture student. NewSchool of Architecture and Design (NSAD) is located in San Diego, where coastal town meets metropolis an ideal laboratory for exploring urban conditions. It offers superb hands-on training through bachelor s and master s programs in architecture, construction management, interior design, product design, animation, game art, game programming, digital media design, and more. NSAD boasts small classes, talented faculty, and outstanding facilities, including recently acquired 3D printer technology used by high-end design firms around the world. Its flexible class schedules are designed to accommodate student lifestyles, whether they are working adults or dedicated students, and whether they are just beginning their career or are veterans in the field. NSAD offers expanding educational opportunities for students interested in global design-related fields. Recent programs have been developed in collaboration with renowned design schools in the Laureate International Universities network, such as Domus Academy in Milan, Italy (product design and interior design) and Media Design School in Auckland, New Zealand (animation, game programming, and game art). NSAD encourages students to explore the potential of sustainable design and to become socially responsible leaders who thrive in a diverse and global society. NSAD has everything students need to become highly skilled, and highly desirable, professionals. UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAMS Bachelor of Architecture Bachelor of Arts in Architecture Bachelor of Interior Architecture and Design Bachelor of Science in Media Design Bachelor of Science in Construction Management Bachelor of Arts in Product Design Bachelor of Arts in Game Art Bachelor of Arts in Animation Bachelor of Science in Game Programming GRADUATE PROGRAMS Master of Architecture Master of Science in Architecture Master of Construction Management (online program)
10 Students Undergraduate: 67% Graduate: 33% Full time: 88% Part time: 12% Male: 71% Female: 29% Average age: 25 Source: 2012 enrollment data Our students have been recognized for their talent with the following awards and accolades: Top awards at the annual CalPoly Design Village competition. The California Center for Sustainable Energy competition in sustainable tensile architecture design. The Top Sustainable Mock Firm, Top Architecture Mock Firm, and first place in MCM Group Mock Firms International Skyscraper Award at the 2012 Mock Firms Competition, collegiate division, and a finalist in the global competition. Honorable mentions in the ACSA/AISC Steel Design Student Competition, placing in the top 2% of more than 300 designs submitted nationally. First place in the category of Virtual Design and Construction at the Associated Schools of Construction (Regions 6 and 7) 2013 Student Competition. Faculty NSAD s faculty members are accomplished scholars and practitioners: Adriana Cuellar, an adjunct faculty member, is a winner of the prestigious Rome Prize. She and instructor Marcel Sanchez received the 60th Annual Progressive Architecture Award for their work designing a library in Tijuana, Mexico. Former Construction Management Department Chair and now Dean of Academic and Student Affairs Linda Thomas-Mobley was awarded the Carol A. Kueker Construction Education Visionary Award 2012 by the National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC) Education Foundation. She was also named the 2012 Executive of the Year by the San Diego Chapter of NAWIC. Faculty Coordinator Michael Stepner has received multiple awards for advocating responsible growth and leadership in community planning, including the Crystal Globe Award from Lambda Alpha International s San Diego chapter in Three faculty members and administrators have been inducted into the American Institute of Architects (AIA) College of Fellows: Kurt Hunker, director of graduate programs and graduate architecture program chair; Dean Emeritus Gilbert Cooke; and Faculty Coordinator Michael Stepner. Mitra Kanaani is a 2010 AIA California Council Excellence in Education Honor Award recipient. She has also received outstanding educator awards from the AIA California Council and AIA San Diego and earned the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture service award. Alumni Our graduates have been recognized for their talent and have won some of the industry s most prestigious awards and accolades: In 2012, three alumni were recognized by the AIA for demonstrating exceptional leadership and making significant contributions to the profession in an early stage of their architectural career: Ben White received the Young Architect of the Year Award from the AIA San Diego, Bruce Fallon received the Young Architect Award from the AIA Utah, and Shari Grant received the Young Architects Award at the AIA national level. Armando Ramos, M.Arch., 2003, has worked for Gehry Technologies and the design company FREE on such projects as the hexagon-meshed façade of Museo Soumaya in Mexico City. Claudia Salazar, M.Arch., 1998, is design director of the San Diego office of Gensler, a global design firm. Salazar has been recognized for her work through the IIDA Calibre Award and the Solutia Ultron Doc Award Honorable Mention for the Carl Zeiss Vision Inc. headquarters project in San Diego, among other awards. She is a member of the Domus Academy School of Design at NSAD advisory board. A house designed by Brett Farrow, M.Arch., 1997, was featured in Dwell magazine and in Riviera magazine s 2012 San Diego County Home Tour. Community Engagement NSAD supports its local and international communities through a range of projects and volunteer activities: Several hundred students, faculty, and staff participated in the school s inaugural 2012 Day of Service, contributing to cleanup and landscaping efforts along the San Diego River in coordination with the San Diego River Park Foundation. Through NSAD s Design Clinic, students gain practical experience on projects with a service component, helping to restore and revitalize communities near the university and beyond using best practices in sustainability. Students regularly volunteer for pro bono projects such as building an orphanage in Baja California, Mexico; providing relief services to victims of the earthquake in Haiti; and designing a school in rural Liberia, Africa. [NSAD] is the best school studio I ve seen in how it encourages students to stretch their creativity while also addressing the practicality. Fernando Romero, Renowned Mexican Architect
11 Media Design School // New Zealand s most-awarded tertiary institute for digital and creative technology qualifications // All degrees and qualifications have been developed by industry professionals and are both highly relevant and production-oriented // graduates go on to work in the world s leading design, game development, film, and animation studios and have contributed to blockbuster films Location: Auckland, New Zealand Founded: 1998 Student Enrollment: 700 students (including 15% international) Accreditation: New Zealand Qualifications Authority under the provisions of the Education Act 1989 Facilities: Media Design School is located in a modern high-rise building in central Auckland. The school boasts an event space, theatre, student lounge, art studio, photo studio, after-hours labs, digital library, and breakout spaces. New Zealand is famous for its digital design industries, and Auckland s Media Design School excels in all aspects of digital media design education visual effects, 3D animation, game development, web design, creative advertising, and graphic design. All Media Design School qualifications are designed to adapt with the changing creative industries landscape while ensuring a strong academic foundation. Degrees have a strong base in traditional art as well as the theoretical and critical thinking behind current digital technologies. Students learn in a production oriented environment that encourages collaboration and helps them discover creative solutions to contemporary design challenges. People travel from all over the world to study at Media Design School and take advantage of the school s strong connection to industry, including the world-famous Weta Digital. In 2014, Media Design School was invited to join the PlayStation First Academic Programme, becoming the first tertiary provider in New Zealand (one of only two in Australasia) to integrate PlayStation's world-class tools into the classroom. PRE DEGREE PROGRAMS Diploma in Digital Creativity (Foundation) DEGREE PROGRAMS Bachelor of Art & Design (3D Animation & Visual Effects) Bachelor of Creative Technologies (Game Art) Bachelor of Software Engineering (Game Programming) Bachelor of Media Design (with majors in Interactive Design, Motion Design, Graphic Design) POST DEGREE PROGRAMS Diploma in Creative Advertising Graduate Diploma in Creative Technologies Graduate Diploma in Visual Effects and Motion Graphics Graduate Diploma in Web and Interactive Design
12 STUDENTS Our students have been recognized for their talent with the following awards and accolades: Short films by students have been selected for film festivals around the world, garnering multiple awards. AdSchool students took the top award for copy in the 2012 International Crowbar Student Awards for the fourth year in a row. AdSchool students (class of 2013) won gold at Young Guns, one of only two golds awarded worldwide. A team of four students was selected by Sony to work on the game LittleBigPlanet for PlayStation. 3D student Mathew Monro travels to Hamburg after being nominated for an Animago Award. FACULTY Students benefit from the international experience, talent, and knowledge of our award-winning faculty from the world s biggest studios, advertising agencies, and production houses, including Weta Digital, Microsoft Game Studios, Disney Interactive Studios, Nickelodeon, Saatchi & Saatchi, Electronic Arts, Interbrand, Sierra Entertainment, Crytek, and 2K Games. This expertise is complemented by significant academic achievements. During the course of their study, students gain experience working on live briefs and have opportunities to collaborate with industry on projects. The school also hosts a number of high-profile guests throughout the year for lectures and projects. Dr. Maria Walls Programme Leader, Bachelor of Media Design A progressive, interdisciplinary artist, writer, and academic, Walls has worked in industry and New Zealand higher education for more than 12 years. Her career has spanned fine art, media, teaching, and commercial application. At Media Design School, she provides specialist team management, vision, and future-focused teaching. She holds a doctorate from Elam School of Fine Arts at the University of Auckland, a master s with distinction and a first-class honours degree from the University of Canterbury. James Cunningham Senior Lecturer, 3D Animation Cunningham joined Media Design School with a significant pedigree as both a celebrated filmmaker and experienced industry professional. He has directed 10 award-winning short films, five of which are computer animation and four as live action with visual effects. He previously headed 3D at one of New Zealand s premier post-production houses, Digital Post. Prior to this, he was a technical director on The Lord of the Rings at Weta Digital Ltd. He has a Bachelor of Fine Arts in photography and a Master of Fine Arts in digital animation from Elam School of Fine Arts at the University of Auckland. Alumni Media Design School graduates are renowned for their technical skills and production experience, which is why major studios recruit directly from the graduate pool each year. Alumni can be found working in the world s leading design, game, film, and animation studios, including Lucasfilm (Singapore), DreamWorks Animation (California), The Group (London), Saatchi & Saatchi (Hong Kong), Industrial Light And Magic (California), Moving Picture Company (London), Microsoft (UK), Dreamworks Animation (India) and Animal Logic (Sydney). Hamish Beachman, who graduated in 2002, has worked on the world s biggest blockbusters at Weta Digital. These include Rise of the Planet of the Apes, Avatar, and Man of Steel. He was nominated for a Visual Effects Society Award for The Adventures of Tintin. Stephen Harris, who studied game development and graduated in 2005, founded games company Ninja Kiwi, which created the hit Bloons series. Bloons Tower Defence 5 ranked No. 2 on the itunes charts in 2012, and the company recorded more than NZD$5 million in profit. On the day they graduated from AdSchool, Anna Paine and Owen Bryson had their ad for Mammoth Insulation chosen as one of the best interactive ads in the world by bestadsontv.com. Chrissy Metge, who graduated from the 3D program in 2001, is animation production coordinator at Weta Digital. Prior to Weta, she worked for Lucasfilm in Singapore. Hayley Heartbreak, 2010 graphic design graduate, won the Chorus Digital Art competition with her Kiwi-inspired illustration. She was flown to New York to see her work projected in Times Square. Kim Fraser, who graduated from the AdSchool in 2010, won the emerging talent Axis Award for her work at Special Group and a Gold Axis for the Smirnoff Night Project. Community Engagement Media Design School supports its local community through a range of projects and volunteer activities: In March 2013, about 20 students and faculty members shaved their heads to raise money for cancer research. In 2013, lecturers in the design department created an anti-littering campaign for Sustainable Coastlines. What really has impressed me with Media Design School is that it has enlisted and listened to industry professionals in the creation of their degrees. I am looking forward to working with the next generation of new media rock stars. Steve Martin, Terabyte "With award winning programs, industry standard tech and great connections, this animation school is one of the world s best places to study." Creative Bloq
13 the frontier blog WEARETHEFRONTIER.COM // A global portfolio network for young artists and s // Life-changing scholarship opportunities // Creative challenges for top-shelf prizes // An edgy, inspirational design blog THE FRONTIER BLOG Synonymous with forward thinking and quality, Frontier s blog works as an inspiration stream, making it easy for readers to stay on top of the latest contributions from the design and art world while they update their own body of work. Members and Activities Frontier is open to all aspiring and practicing s, artists, architects, game s, filmmakers and anyone interested in the creative fields. Most members are students, but the site welcomes professionals to share insights and mentor junior members. Faculty members from Laureate Design Universities are also part of the network and offer their expertise to other members. To join, participants need to register at and set up an artist profile and portfolio. Frontier is a global online community that connects young creatives s, artists, architects, game s, writers, photographers, filmmakers, and others around the world. Created in 2011, it is an incubator where talented artists share their work in an online portfolio, participate in global competitions, collaborate on projects, and discuss the latest industry trends. Frontier is nurtured by five top art and design schools on three continents: NewSchool of Architecture and Design in San Diego, California; Santa Fe University of Art and Design in Santa Fe, New Mexico; NABA, Nuova Accademia di Belle Arti Milano, and Domus Academy in Milan, Italy; and Media Design School in Auckland, New Zealand. These Laureate Design Universities prepare students for fulfilling careers in any field that seeks creative thinkers. They accomplish this by providing mentoring from faculty members who are working artists and s, collaboration with students from all over the globe, and real-world projects that forge important industry connections. ALL FRONTIER PORTFOLIO MEMBERS ARE ABLE TO: 1. Create a professional, user-friendly multimedia portfolio. Users receive a short URL and the ability to share their work to social networks with the push of a button. 2. Use the portfolio network to get feedback and generate discussions. Since all members are growing and evolving creatively, they can learn a lot from the feedback and critique of their peers, faculty, and professional members. 3. Compete for life-changing scholarship opportunities at one of the five Laureate Design Universities around the world whose support makes Frontier possible. 4. Work on design briefs for Frontier Creative Challenges to win prizes, including the latest design gear, such as a full DSLR camera set, MacBooks, and ipads. These global competitions are the perfect platform for aspiring creative artists and s to stretch their talent by competing on an international level.
14 Careers in the Creative Field Around the world, in every sector of the economy, creative businesses are thriving. Creative industries have become an important element of economic growth and development, generating employment in large parts of the developing and developed world. Laureate Design Universities offer a unique and fulfilling choice for students to pursue their passion and to become part of the creative economy. Students in these schools have access to faculty members who are practicing artists and make connections with industry insiders that could lead to career opportunities. Most importantly, our students learn how to think flexibly and solve problems in original ways skills that can lead to a fulfilling career in any profession. How important are art and design degrees to the world economy? Creative industries employ more than: 5 million people in the European Union.* 3.35 million people in the United States. *European Commission, Green Paper: Unlocking the Potential of Cultural and Creative Industries, 2010, on the Internet at (viewed online March 12, 2013). Americans for the Arts, 2012 Creative Industries Reports, on the Internet at information_services/research/services/creative_industries/default.asp (viewed online March 12, 2013). Arts education aids students in skills needed in the workplace: flexibility, the ability to solve problems and communicate, the ability to learn new skills, to be creative and innovative, and to strive for excellence. Joseph M. Calahan, Director of Corporate Communications, X xerox Digital Design The digitization of media content has radically changed the ways entertainment is delivered. Today, consumers download video, music, games, books, and more to their computers and mobile devices. This evolution is constantly expanding the range of career possibilities in the field of digital design. GRAPHIC Design The world is becoming a more visual place. From magazines to mobile interfaces, from graffiti to corporate logos, from advertising to 3D animation everywhere, the synergy of colors, words, and symbols conveys ideas and messages to a target audience. This means that graphic s are in high demand by a vast range of businesses.* Fashion Design For those with an eye for style, a degree in fashion design can launch a career as a professional trendsetter and tastemaker. Today s fashion also serves as a manager and an art director and manages each project from concept to production and beyond. CAREER OPTIONS CAREER OPTIONS CAREER OPTIONS 3D ANIMATION AND VISUAL EFFECTS 3D production manager Animation programmer Visual brand identity Animation coordinator 3D modeler Technical director Lighting artist Character Motion Content Storyboard artist Visual effects artist Video production editor GAMING Gamer Game modeler Game programmer Technical director Art director Graphics programmer MOBILE/WEB DESIGN Web App developer User interaction Mobile Digital video producer Graphic Production artist Illustrator Visual brand identity Packaging Marketing communications Creative director Art director Social media/guerilla advertising Digital media/web Web production specialist Web editor User experience 2D and 3D animation Special effects *Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook: , on the Internet at - tab-6 (viewed online March 12, 2013). Fashion Accessories Trend searcher/cool hunter Fashion buyer Art director Celebrity assistant Product manager Style consultant Stylist for TV and film Visual merchandiser Marketer of luxury goods Event manager Brand manager Retail manager Merchandising manager Communications manager
15 Interior Design Interior design involves questions of how to animate and enliven an existing space how to transform an empty room into something lived in, used. Students learn how to approach design from both the intuitive and technical sides, including concept development, liaising with project stakeholders, and managing and executing the design. Architecture Architects must be versed in the latest standards for building and construction materials, worker safety, energy efficiency, environmental protection, and risk mitigation. And they must develop a highly refined sense of good design. Product and Industrial Design The objects we live with, the cars we drive, the way we punch the keys of our smartphones. A degree in design explores these multifaceted applications and teaches you how to think in a way that solves design problems. A product or industrial combines art, science, and technology to create innovative products. CAREER OPTIONS CAREER OPTIONS CAREER OPTIONS Interior Architectural CAD technician Project manager Design director Commercial Furniture Space planner Architect Landscape architect Construction manager Urban and landscape Urban planner Environmental sustainability and renewable energy consultant Consultant in architectural design studios, engineering offices, urban management offices, real estate companies, etc. Product Industrial Car and transportation Interaction Service experience Food Visual brand Communications Set Lighting Media Film/Video and Photography A degree in filmmaking or photography can open doors in the worlds of entertainment, media, fine arts, and business. Other Fine Arts The ability to create a work of art is a rare gift. That knowledge and skill can also translate into a multitude of applications in the arts management and business worlds. Arts Management Arts management encompasses a wide range of roles in education, entertainment, and both the for-profit and nonprofit art worlds. CAREER OPTIONS CAREER OPTIONS CAREER OPTIONS FILM/VIDEO Web App develop Film maker Producer Director Production assistant Documentarion Multi-camera director Cinematographer Screenwriter/ scriptwriter Film and video editor Special effects coordinator Set Art director Multimedia artist/ animator Lighting technical director Postproducer PHOTOGRAPHY Fine art photographer Photojournalist Documentarion Photo editor Digital asset manager/ archivist Photo studio production manager Production assistant Printer VISUAL ARTS Visual artist Painter Printmaker Sketch artist Exhibition Illustrator PERFORMING ARTS Actor Director Producer Choreographer Dancer Stage manager Set and costume Scenic artist Sound MUSIC Musician Composer Songwriter Recording engineer Recording editor Band manager Booking agent Music publisher CREATIVE WRITING Screenwriter/ scriptwriter Playwright Author Novelist Poet Marketing writer Copy writer Developmental editor Copy editor Gallery owner/manager Museum director Art dealer Curator Conservator Art educator Entrepreneur Art/music/theatre critic Arts and cultural program director Cultural events planner Creative services director Public relations officer Museum cataloguer Theatre manager Band manager Marketing writer
16 Awards and Recognitions Domus Academy The media, professional associations, and awards committees have some impressive praise for the Laureate Art and Design schools. Named among the world s top 30 graduate schools in Masterclass: Product Design, Guide to the World s Leading Graduate Schools. Selected three times by Businessweek magazine as one of the best design schools in the world. Received the prestigious Compasso d Oro award in Media Design School New Zealand s most-awarded tertiary institute for digital and creative technology qualifications. Films selected and screened at more than 14 international film festivals. including the Los Angeles Movie Awards and Comic Con finalist in the Westpac Auckland Central Business Awards, CAANZ Marketing Effies. Rated #2 school for social media marketing by The San Francisco Bees Awards. Voted fourth most creative school in the world by the Young Guns in NABA, Nuova Accademia di Belle Arti Milano Named among the world s top 30 graduate schools in Masterclass: Product Design, Guide to the World s Leading Graduate Schools. First and largest private Belle Arti academy accredited by the Italian Ministry of Education. NewSchool of Architecture and Design Ranked among the top 10 undergraduate architecture schools in the western United States in 2012 and 2013 according to DesignIntelligence. Ranked among the world's top 30 graduate architecture programs in Masterclass: Architecture. Guide to the World's Leading Graduate Schools. Included as one of top 5 schools in the U.S. setting "The Future of Design Education: Teaching Innovation" by Interior Design Magazine. Santa Fe University of Art and Design Named one of the top five Performing Arts Departments in the United States outside of Los Angeles by Backstage magazine. Cited by Variety Magazine as one of the top 15 media programs in the U.S. Named one of the "Best in the West" in The Princeton Review's regional rankings, 2014 Best Colleges: Region by Region." Home of Garson Studios, a professional film studio where movies ranging from City Slickers and No Country for Old Men to True Grit, as well as the A&E TV hit Longmire, have been filmed. HOME OF THE ROBERT REDFORD/ MILAGRO INITIATIVE SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM.