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
Interface design
Typography
Visualization
Branding
Identity design
Service design
Designing for interactions
Design research
Emerging media
User experience design (UX)
Industrial Design
Product Design
Human Centered Design
Furniture Design
Toy Design
Transportation Design
Soft Goods Design (apparel, shoes, bags…)
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
Communication through form and experience
Brand strategy and design
Planning and organizing of a service
Interaction design methods
Visualization strategies
Design thinking
Problem-solving and problem-finding
Human-centered research methods
Ideation methods
Translation of data into form
Being creative, on demand, for others, for long periods of time. 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 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 Yes N/A
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:
NBC Universal, NY
RedHat, NC
IBM/Lenovo, NC
IBM Design, TX
IDEO (CA/MA)
Razorfish, NY
Walker Art Center, MN
Apple, CA
Microsoft, CA
Yahoo!, CA
Nike Creative, OR
Weiden+Kennedy, NY
Second Story, OR
Pentagram, NY
Pinterest, CA
SAS Institute, NC
R/GA, NY
Inkling, CA
Chronicle Books, CA
NewKind, NC
New Deal Design, NC
Josh Gajownik Design, NC
Shapiro/Walker, NC
Ketchup and Mustard, CA
M Creative, NC
Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI ARC)
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 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
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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 WebAssign, SAS, IBM, Hunt Library, Extension and Engagement NCSU, Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art (SECCA) IBM
Coca Cola
Ryobi
Lenovo
Eastman Chemical
Under Armour
Hanes Brands
Victoria+Albert
Lowe’s
Bosch
JLG
BD Medical
UNC Hospital
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