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Congratulations to our graduates! Our graduates have been taught to design for life and to lead the Designlife. They will shape our cities, protect and restore our environment, develop products and processes that improve our lives, and tell moving stories through film, animation, games, and visual documentation. Their design thinking will help us understand the challenges we face, generate options to solve them, and, thus, to design our future.

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Welcome back, designers! What are you looking forward to this semester?

Welcome back, designers! What are you looking forward to this semester? ...

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Just days after the start of the Greensboro sit-ins In February 1960, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered what would become a widely influential speech titled, “A Creative Protest.” 

Despite the historical and rhetorical significance of what is commonly known as the “Fill Up the Jails” speech, no recordings exist. 

Here, for the first time, using advanced digital and audio technology, this collaboration between the NC State College of Design, @ncstatechass, and @ncsulibraries provides an opportunity for scholars, students and citizens to experience and explore this important speech.

Explore the Virtual #MLK Project, and gain an embodied sense of what it might have been like to sit, stand, and move around the historic White Rock Baptist Church sanctuary, listening to King’s speech with others: link in bio

Just days after the start of the Greensboro sit-ins In February 1960, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered what would become a widely influential speech titled, “A Creative Protest.”

Despite the historical and rhetorical significance of what is commonly known as the “Fill Up the Jails” speech, no recordings exist.

Here, for the first time, using advanced digital and audio technology, this collaboration between the NC State College of Design, @ncstatechass, and @ncsulibraries provides an opportunity for scholars, students and citizens to experience and explore this important speech.

Explore the Virtual #MLK Project, and gain an embodied sense of what it might have been like to sit, stand, and move around the historic White Rock Baptist Church sanctuary, listening to King’s speech with others: link in bio
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New projects, new ideas and new designs are just over the horizon! What are you most excited to do this semester?

Pictured: "Hybrid Model" 
By: Emma DeMagistris [FYE]
Course: D104 First Year Experience Studio

New projects, new ideas and new designs are just over the horizon! What are you most excited to do this semester?

Pictured: "Hybrid Model"
By: Emma DeMagistris [FYE]
Course: D104 First Year Experience Studio
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"The Heavenly Palace" by Yuchen Xie [GD]
Course: ADN281

"This project aims to design a unique spaceship, but more of a traditionalized airship. I love the vintage feel of airships and the steam culture. I incorporated a lot of traditional Chinese elements into this piece, such as tiles and stone statues. At the same time, I tried to keep the traditional color scheme of the ancient Chinese court."

Are you a student interested in sharing your work? Send it our way!
Use the link in our bio to send over your favorite projects.

"The Heavenly Palace" by Yuchen Xie [GD]
Course: ADN281

"This project aims to design a unique spaceship, but more of a traditionalized airship. I love the vintage feel of airships and the steam culture. I incorporated a lot of traditional Chinese elements into this piece, such as tiles and stone statues. At the same time, I tried to keep the traditional color scheme of the ancient Chinese court."

Are you a student interested in sharing your work? Send it our way!
Use the link in our bio to send over your favorite projects.
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ICYMI: Attention Design Employers!

NC State University is hosting the Spring 2021 Design Virtual Career Fair on February 11th from 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.

The event will be completely virtual with integrated video capability and will allow employers to interact with students through one-on-one meetings as well as optional group meeting rooms.

To connect your organization with a group of talented, creative and driven students from the College of Design, visit the link in our bio!

You are also welcome to reach out to our Director of Career and Academic Advising, Kathleen Fenner, at kathleen_fenner@ncsu.edu with any questions or requests for information.

ICYMI: Attention Design Employers!

NC State University is hosting the Spring 2021 Design Virtual Career Fair on February 11th from 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.

The event will be completely virtual with integrated video capability and will allow employers to interact with students through one-on-one meetings as well as optional group meeting rooms.

To connect your organization with a group of talented, creative and driven students from the College of Design, visit the link in our bio!

You are also welcome to reach out to our Director of Career and Academic Advising, Kathleen Fenner, at kathleen_fenner@ncsu.edu with any questions or requests for information.
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Dillon Brown's Art2Wear collection is the mood for looking back at 2020.

Check out Dillon's collection titled "New Cognitive Archive" and all the other talented 2020 A2W designers at @ncsuart2wear or in our highlights!

Dillon Brown's Art2Wear collection is the mood for looking back at 2020.

Check out Dillon's collection titled "New Cognitive Archive" and all the other talented 2020 A2W designers at @ncsuart2wear or in our highlights!
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The light will always shine through. 

So long, 2020. Hello, 2021!

The light will always shine through.

So long, 2020. Hello, 2021!
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The Master of Landscape Architecture program has been selected as an inaugural honoree for NC State’s Excellence in Assessment awards, given by @ncstategradschool.

The Master of Landscape Architecture (MLA) is a STEM-designated degree and LAAB accredited program that prepares graduate students for the rigors of professional practice, research, leadership, and community engagement.

The Landscape Architecture program was one of 9 chosen for this inaugural award. Of the nine graduate programs chosen, 3 are from the College of Design (Art + Design, Architecture, and Landscape Architecture).

The Master of Landscape Architecture program has been selected as an inaugural honoree for NC State’s Excellence in Assessment awards, given by @ncstategradschool.

The Master of Landscape Architecture (MLA) is a STEM-designated degree and LAAB accredited program that prepares graduate students for the rigors of professional practice, research, leadership, and community engagement.

The Landscape Architecture program was one of 9 chosen for this inaugural award. Of the nine graduate programs chosen, 3 are from the College of Design (Art + Design, Architecture, and Landscape Architecture).
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To our students, our faculty, our staff and our friends:
We are grateful for you.

Throughout this year, your optimism, your emotion, your ideas, your humor and creativity - they all prove that the next day can be brighter than the last. 

This holiday season stay safe, stay warm, eat well and know that you have brought joy into the lives of those around you.

Thank you for being exactly who you are. We cannot wait to see you again in the new year.

Design by Sea Tong Veng [ARC]

To our students, our faculty, our staff and our friends:
We are grateful for you.

Throughout this year, your optimism, your emotion, your ideas, your humor and creativity - they all prove that the next day can be brighter than the last.

This holiday season stay safe, stay warm, eat well and know that you have brought joy into the lives of those around you.

Thank you for being exactly who you are. We cannot wait to see you again in the new year.

Design by Sea Tong Veng [ARC]
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The Master of Architecture (M.Arch) program has been selected as an inaugural honoree for NC State’s Excellence in Assessment awards, given by @ncstategradschool.

This recognition is for degree and certificate programs that meet NC State’s expectations for quality of assessment and additionally incorporate multiple best practices in their assessment processes aimed at improving student learning.

The M.Arch program prepares students to assume responsible roles in the profession of architecture. In addition to their degree, students in the M.Arch program can earn multiple credentials in fields such as Energy + Technology in Architecture, City Design, Public Interest Design, and History + Theory of Architecture.

The Master of Architecture (M.Arch) program has been selected as an inaugural honoree for NC State’s Excellence in Assessment awards, given by @ncstategradschool.

This recognition is for degree and certificate programs that meet NC State’s expectations for quality of assessment and additionally incorporate multiple best practices in their assessment processes aimed at improving student learning.

The M.Arch program prepares students to assume responsible roles in the profession of architecture. In addition to their degree, students in the M.Arch program can earn multiple credentials in fields such as Energy + Technology in Architecture, City Design, Public Interest Design, and History + Theory of Architecture.
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We are honored to have our Masters of Art + Design (MAD) program recognized by @ncstategradschool for its quality of assessment processes aimed at improving student learning, as well as the caliber of our students' work and initiative. 

Over the last four years, the Department of Art and Design has made the graduate curriculum in Experimental Media Arts a primary focus. 

The pace at which new media technology is changing means that our students have to be adaptable, flexible and critical about how they are engaging with these media platforms. 

Recording and responding to how our students engage with class material through research and practice is, and always will be, a top priority.

By pushing the boundaries of art, design and technology, we are able to analyze and respond to student work in a deep and rich way. We cannot wait to see what's next!

We are honored to have our Masters of Art + Design (MAD) program recognized by @ncstategradschool for its quality of assessment processes aimed at improving student learning, as well as the caliber of our students' work and initiative.

Over the last four years, the Department of Art and Design has made the graduate curriculum in Experimental Media Arts a primary focus.

The pace at which new media technology is changing means that our students have to be adaptable, flexible and critical about how they are engaging with these media platforms.

Recording and responding to how our students engage with class material through research and practice is, and always will be, a top priority.

By pushing the boundaries of art, design and technology, we are able to analyze and respond to student work in a deep and rich way. We cannot wait to see what's next!
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Art2Wear runway

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