July 22, 2013
Message from the Department Head
Greetings from Seaton Hall!
We have had good activity here over the summer months thus far, and the beginning of Fall semester is just around the corner. Our new faculty member, Dustin Headley and his wife Dom have made the move to Manhattan and are settling in. Dustin will teach one of the sections of ENVD this Fall, along with our IAPD 410 Digital Applications course. Look for some exciting elective offerings from Dustin for Spring semester, Advanced Digital and a Digital Fabrications course.
I had the opportunity to attend NeoCon in June, and it was an excellent event this year in terms of new product groups and seeing alumni and current students!
The intersession course Innovation Boot Camp held during the three weeks between the end of Spring and beginning of Summer courses was a success! This truly interdisciplinary experience (faculty from IAPD, Entrepreneurship, and Industrial Manufacturing & Systems Engineering (IMSE) led the experience with students from each of those disciplines as well as Regional and Community Planning.
The IAPD Furniture Workshop courses are busy during the current 8-week Summer Session. Students are enjoying the concentrated time to focus on their designs and execution of furniture.
As a note, the Glass Studio Intersession scheduled for August has been cancelled. The Freehand Drawing course taught by Ryadi Adityavarman is still on schedule to be taught from August 12-21 and there are a few spaces remaining for you to register!
Recently, DesignIntelligence developed surveys they rely on to help inform the issue America’s Best Architecture & Design Schools 2014.The publication, released in November, provides valuable information for future and current design students in the following four disciplines: architecture, landscape architecture, interior design and industrial design. The issue includes rankings for undergraduate and graduate programs, feedback from students and deans, articles from industry leaders, and more. If you are currently a student, please participate in the survey, due August 30.
This survey invites students in multiple disciplines to fill out a short 13 question survey about their design program, with questions about their personal perceptions of their program, how well prepared they feel for being a part of the professional world, post-graduation plans, and more. This survey does not affect the design school rankings. IAPD is ranked in the Interior Design Graduate program category. The links are below: