Architecture

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Architecture

Art + Design

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Art + Design

Design Studies

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Design Studies

Graphic Design

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Graphic Design

Industrial Design

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Industrial Design

Landscape Architecture

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Landscape Architecture

I am interested in... Architecture + Art + Design + Design Studies + Graphic Design + Industrial Design + Landscape Architecture +
Be a strong, positive force in the creation of healthy and sustainable buildings and communities. Be a creative practitioner or image-maker who brings form to emotions and ideas through the exploration of medium, composition, and storytelling. Investigate the formative role of design in shaping human values and experiences by critically evaluating design through research, writing, and exhibition. Give shape to messages and information in the form of designed artifacts and facilitate people’s interaction with messages and information in the form of physical and digital interfaces. Study human physical and cognitive interaction with artifacts and services in order to discover user experience insights and then create innovative solutions to design problems. Create innovative and resilient landscape solutions focused on human and ecosystem health, social equity, and quality of life.
I am interested in... + Designing buildings
+ Making things
+ Digital technology
+ Drawing
+ Building models
+ Geometry
+ Working with materials
Animation and Interactive Media
+ Designing comics
+ Game design
+ Interactive media
+ Graphic novels
+ Creating art for user interaction
Fashion and surface design
+ Sewing and material construction
+ Designing interior products / softgoods
+ Designing fashion accessories
Visual Storytelling
Experimenting with a variety of digital and tactile mediums.
+ Design research
+ Usability research
+ Writing about design
+ Examining design artifacts and material culture
+ Analyzing the impact of design on human behavior, culture, and the environment
+ Understanding the theories that drive design
+ Using design thinking to innovate in fields outside of design
+ Branding
+ Data visualization
+ Design research
+ Exhibition design
+ Identity design
+ Information design
+ Interface and interaction design
+ Online and mobile design
+ Publication design
+ Service design
+ Typography
+ User experience design (UX)
+ Virtual and augmented reality (VR and AR)
+ Industrial Design
+ Product Design
+ Human Centered Design
+ Furniture Design
+ Toy Design
+ Transportation Design
+ Soft Goods Design (apparel, shoes, bags, etc.)
+ Exhibit Design
+ Entertainment Design
+ User Experience Design
+ Medical Product Design
+ Service Design
+ Environmental effects on health and well-being
+ Community engagement
+ Social and environmental equity
+ Land planning
+ Public gardens and arboreta
+ Parks and recreation
+ Greenways and trails
+ Land reclamation and rehabilitation
+ Outdoor learning environments for children
+ Therapeutic gardens
+ Urban design
+ Campus design
+ Sustainability and green infrastructure
+ Water conservation and treatment
+ Residential design
+ Horticulture
What skills will I learn? + Architectural design
+ Digital and analog drawing and model making
+ History and theory
+ Architectural and building technology: structures, construction systems, and environmental control systems
+ Site planning
+ Project leadership
+ Drawing
+ Visual storytelling
+ Animation
+ Sequential imaging
+ Digital and hand illustration
+ Storyboarding
+ Research methods
+ Writing
+ Presenting complex ideas
+ Visualizing research
+ Usability research
+ Brand strategy and design
+ Communication through form and experience
+ Design thinking
+ Human-centered research methods
+ Ideation methods
+ Interaction design methods
+ Planning and organizing of a service
+ Problem-solving and problem-finding
+ Translation of data into form
+ Visualization strategies
Being creative, on demand, for others, for long periods of time. Skills include:
+ Ideation sketching
+ Form giving
+ Empathetic user study
+ Market research
+ Product material selection
+ Production methods
+ Computer-aided design (modeling, rendering, animation, testing)
+ Human factors in design
+ User-centered research methods
+ Rabid prototyping (including 3D printing)
A holistic understanding of the design, engineering, and materials needed to create resilient landscapes from conceptual design to construction documents
A proficiency in design and engineering technology and programs including:
+ AutoCAD/Civil 3D
+ Rhino 3D
+ ArcMap/QGIS
+ Sketchup
+ Adobe Creative Suite
+ Oculus Rift
+ Drones, 360 degree panoramic photography
The ability to sketch and render drawings to quickly and effectively communicate design ideas
A comprehensive understanding of plant and construction materials
Model building
What kind of degree will I get? Bachelor of Environmental Design (BEDA - 4-Year Degree, preparation for entry into professional degree program such as a B.Arch or M.Arch)
Bachelor of Architecture (B.Arch - 5th Year degree, professional degree)
Bachelor of Art + Design Bachelor of Arts in Design Studies Bachelor of Graphic Design Bachelor of Industrial Design Undergraduate minor
Explore our graduate programs
How long will it take to complete my degree? Bachelor of Environmental Design (BEDA): typically takes eight semesters to complete.
Bachelor of Architecture (BArch.): typically takes two semesters after completing a BEDA or equivalent four-year degree.
4 years 4 years 4 years / Second bachelor degree may be accomplished in 3 years 4 years N/A
Alternative Degree Options + City Planning
+ Materials Science
+ Historical Preservation
+ Landscape Architect
+ Construction & Business Management
Art + Design Minor Concentrations in Business Administration or Non-Profit Management
Design Studies Minor
N/A N/A + Architecture
+ Civil engineering
+ Design studies
+ Parks, recreation, and tourism
+ Geospatial analytics
+ Environmental sciences
+ Sustainable materials and technology
Study Abroad required? Yes Yes Yes Yes
Approved study abroad options and locations are many. In recent years, graphic design students have studied in such places as: Czech Republic (Prague), Greece, Ghana, England (London), East Asia (Hong Kong)
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Examples of Career Opportunities and Outcomes + Architect
+ Construction
+ Property Development
+ Other design professions
+ City Planning
+ Property & Building Management
Entertainment
+ Broadcast Manager
+ Game Modeler/Animator
+ 3D Artist & Animator
Advertising and Media
+ Media Strategist
+ UI/UX Designer
+ Motion Design Creative
Education
+ Lead Digital Artist
+ Technical Designer
Retail and Service
+ Designer
+ Creative Leader
+ Information Architect/UX/UI Designer
+ Arts Education + Development
+ Museum Education and Programs
+ User Experience Researcher
+ Information Architect
+ Design Researcher/Strategist
+ Historic Preservation
+ Critical Writing and analysis for publishing
+ Development Officer
Our alums practice as graphic designers, creative directors and UX designers at organizations such as:
+ Adobem, UT
+ Airbnb, CA
+ Amazon, WA
+ Apple, CA
+ Atlantic BT, NC
+ Black Entertainment Television (BET), DC
+ Burton Snowboards, VT
+ Chronicle Books, CA
+ Citrix, NC
+ HBO, NY
+ IBM / Lenovo, NC
+ IBM Design, TX
+ IDEO (CA, MA)
+ Inkling, CA
+ Microsoft, WA
+ Museums of Modern Art, NY
+ NBC Universal, NY
+ Nielson Norman Group, MA
+ Nike, OR
+ Pinterest, CA
+ Proctor and Gamble, OH
+ RedHat, NC
+ SAS Institute, NC
+ The Department of the 4th Dimension, CA
+ 2x4, NY
+ R/GA, NY
+ Second Story, OR
+ NC Museum of Art, NC
+ New Kind, NC
+ New Museum, NY
+ M Creative, NC
+ Republic Wireless, NC
+ Shapiro/Walker, NC
+ Ticketmaster Mobile Studio, NC
+ Viget, NC
+ Walker Art Center, MN
+ Whitney Museum, NY
+ Wieden+Kennedy, NY
+ WGBH Public Television, MA
+ Yahoo, CA
+ Industrial Designer
+ Product Designer
+ Human Centered Designer
+ Furniture Designer
+ Toy Designer
+ Transportation Designer
+ Apparel Designer
+ Shoe Designer
+ Exhibit Designer
+ Entertainment Designer
+ User Experience Designer
Landscape architecture or other design firms such as:
+ Design Workshop
+ Sasaki
+ Surface 678
Municipal, state and federal agencies such as:
+ Parks and recreation departments
+ The National Park Service
+ Universities
Public and private gardens, arboreta, zoos and museums such as:
+ Longwood Gardens
Museum of Life and Science
Faculty/Student Ratio 1:12 1:11 1:15 1:14 1:11 N/A
Internships The School of Architecture participates in the Integrated Path to Licensure (IPAL) program. Students who choose to participate in IPAL complete internships with leading architecture firms and are allowed to take the licensing exams while still in school. Recent examples include:
+ Interactive Information Designer, SAS
+ Book Cover Illustrator / Design, Algonquin Press
+ Interactive Designer, IntelliMedia
Recent examples include:
+ Interactive Information Designer, SAS
+ Book Cover Illustrator / Design, Algonquin Press
+ Interactive Designer, IntelliMedia
Recommended. Past students have interned at companies like IBM, SAS, Redhat, Coca-Cola, Walker Art Center, MOMA, IDEO + IBM
+ Volvo
+ Coca Cola
+ Dell
+ Michael Kors
+ JLG
+ Bosch
+ Husqvarna
+ Ryobi
+ Lenovo
+ Eastman Chemical
+ Hewlett Packard
+ Dolby Labs
+ Disney
+ Marriott
+ Electrolux
+ Adidas
+ Britax
+ Newell Brands
+ Insight Product Development
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Sponsored Studios + Skidmore Owings and Merrill (SOM)
+ College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Foundation
+ Precast Concrete Institute
+ Jacobs
+ Fentress Architects
+ Cotton Incorporated has sponsored the Art2Wear Studio for 4+ years
+ SAS
Design Studies is not a studio-based major but often has community partners involved in classes, including:
+ Community Food Lab
+ City of Raleigh
+ Urban Design Center
+ City of Raleigh Museum
+ North Carolina Museum of Art
+ Gregg Museum of Art + Design
Offered in some Advanced Studios. Past clients include Coca Cola, Extension and Engagement (NCSU), Hunt Library (NCSU), IBM, SAS, Sealed Air, Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art (SECCA), Under Armour, WebAssign. + IBM
+ Coca Cola
+ Ryobi
+ Lenovo
+ Eastman Chemical
+ Under Armour
+ Hanes Brands
+ Victoria+Albert
+ Lowe’s
+ Bosch
+ JLG
+ BD Medical
+ UNC Hospital
+ Sealed Air
+ Bioventus
+ Parata
+ Victoria + Albert
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