Department of Art and Art History Design

Special Programs in Design

Design Lecture Series

Nationally and internationally known designers and critics visit the department every fall and spring semester to lecture, meet with graduate students for seminars and critiques, and run workshops with undergraduate students. Lectures are free and open to the public.

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Design Student Association

A student run organization for directing design education and academic-based community interaction via interdisciplinary interaction and networking. This group plans guest speakers, special trips, project portals, and group meetings to support their interests within design and communication.

Design Division Internship Knowledge Base

This knowledge base is meant to help Design Division students find relevant and meaningful internships. Based on a survey created by a senior class, this knowledge base depends on Design students to keep it current and valuable for their current peers and future students of the Design program.

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Rob Roy Kelly American Wood Type Collection

An active student study collection, the Rob Roy Kelly American Wood Type Collection is a comprehensive accumulation of wood type manufactured and used for printing in America during the nineteenth century. This collection was amassed by Kelly, a noted design educator and historian, as the center piece of his seminal text American Wood Type, 1828–1900: Notes on the Evolution of Decorated and Large Types and Comments on Related Trades of the Period (New York: Van Nostrand Reinhold Co., 1969.) This type represents a fundamental part of American heritage, the building blocks that were used to define American visual culture during the 19th century.

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