2005 – 2015
DOT Spring 2015
It’s the kind of blue-sky challenge for which Art Center is uniquely qualified—a deep, multi-term, cross-departmental exploration of the future of transportation, in collaboration with automotive and technology partners.
DOT Fall 2014
Take a trip with us through time and across the Pacific as we look back in history and forward to the future. From Japan and Korea to China and Singapore, the College has deep and longstanding ties with corporate and educational partners, and new programs in Asia launching this fall.
In contrast to their “Mad Men” predecessors, creatives in today's advertising industry have fewer and fewer opportunities to luxuriate over their concepts before a client reviews them. Speed is the new mandate. Led by Chair Gary Goldsmith, Art Center’s Advertising program prepares students for success.
DOT Spring 2014
Art Center has had the rapidly evolving field of wearables squarely in its sights for years. Today, our students, instructors and alumni are busy imagining where this technology might head next.
On our South Campus, a new donor-supported visual arts center, humming with creative energy, is designed to amplify student collaboration across disciplines.
DOT Fall 2013
Throughout the College’s history, veterans have distinguished themselves as students and alumni, bringing discipline, adaptability, leadership and a global perspective to their work. New campus resources include scholarship assistance to help bridge the financial gap many veterans face.
Sponsored projects and other designer-meets-real-world courses, a proven educational model pioneered by Art Center more than 50 years ago, challenge students creatively and professionally, opening doors to new opportunities.
DOT Summer 2013
In the emergent field of transmedia design, Art Center is leading the way. Upper-term students and faculty actively push boundaries in an experimental curriculum that uses everything from data visualization to spatial experiences to create conceptually intricate and emotionally charged messages.
Step inside the classroom for Art Center’s intensive Creative Strategies class. Applying big ideas to simple materials, students learn to break patterns, reframe problems and apply new conceptual thinking to their work.
DOT Winter 2013
A Decade That Matters: Leading
the Way in Social Innovation
Inspired by the Peace Corps, Art
Center’s social impact design department,
Designmatters, celebrates 10
years of socially conscious design
and dozens of successes at home
Think You Can’t Change the World With a Fine Art Degree?
Fine Art students and alumni find creative ways—and places—to leave their legacies. Find out how scholarships can be powerful investments in creating and building community.
Re-designing the Movies: How Art Center is Uniquely Educating the Next Generation of Filmmakers
Art Center’s graduate and undergraduate film programs recruit professionals working in the film biz to teach students that movies aren’t just shot, they’re designed.
DOT Spring 2012
Replacing Pigment with People
Artist and Graduate Art faculty member Lita Albuquerque revisits and expands her seminal 1980 earthwork Spine of the Earth in Los Angeles' Baldwin Hills Scenic Outlook for the Getty's Pacific Standard Time.
Custom Made for the Soul
Student Seth Astle, designer of an award-winning foot and pedal system for para-cyclists, and Bespoke Innovations, the makers of "Fairings" for prosthetic limbs, share the same goal: improving the quality of people's lives.
DOT Fall 2011
Designing from the Inside Out: Environmental Design at Art Center
With a new graduate program in the works, we take a look at the Environmental Design Department's faculty, alumni and students who have brought their expertise to projects ranging from barstools to a public park for underserved teens.
Ian Sands: Hybrid Thinker, Imaginative Realist
A trailblazer in the field of interaction design,
Ian Sands PROD 95 reflects on his professional
experiences and his current project with Bill Gates.
Plus, details on the new Interaction Design program
at Art Center.
Celebrating the life of Donald R. Kubly, 1917-2011.
DOT 19 - 2011
Art Center President Lorne Buchman offers readers his 10 reflections on the
College's 2011–2016 strategic plan: Create Change.
Perspectives on the Plan
From future educational models to ensuring access, fostering the art/design
dialogue to developing new spaces for learning, Create Change covers much
Emerging Ambitions: Scholarships Support Tomorrow's Artists and Designers
Easing students' financial burdens is a critical element of the College's new
strategic plan. Here, we profile three students and one recent alumnus who
have benefitted from scholarships.
DOT 18 - 2010
The Limits of Control
Algorithms, uniqueification and bespoke objects: How DIY and "open ended" art and design are changing the creative landscape.
Art Center Students Win Big
It's always an honor when Art Center students receive outside recognition for their work. Here, a look at three recent winners and their stories.
Mindfulness: Focusing the Mind's Eye in the Digital Age
Discover how an ancient practice taught by two Art Center faculty members can help avert stress, foster deep attention and open new channels for learning and creativity.
DOT 17 - 2009
Today Washing Machines, Tomorrow Democracy: Design Thinking Tackles the Universe
How the designer's approach to problem solving is influencing business, healthcare, education and even politics.
MBA Students Sharpen Their Design IQ
In response to a new business frontier focused on innovation, a growing
number of MBA programs are adding design thinking to their curricula.
Roundtable on Branding
Three leading creative voices discuss the designer's role in creating branded experiences.
DOT 16 - 2008
Mutual Gains: How Higher Education Can Transform the American City
Four major universities build lasting connections with their communities.
Influencing the World City by City
Design provides a platform for international engagement and impacts
cities around the world.
Radically Sensible: John Thackara Recasts Our Sustainable Future
Visionary author John Thackara reengineers sustainability
DOT 15 - 2007
Be The Blur
Art Center's chief academic officer leads the charge in preparing students for the real world.
Art Center alumni excel in their chosen fields, even when different from
their areas of study.
There's Research, and Then There's Design Research
Anne Burdick, chair of Graduate Media Design, and Andy Ogden, chair of Graduate Industrial Design, supply two distinctive perspectives on this fastdeveloping field.
DOT 14 - 2006
Classroom Without Walls: New Dimensions in Design Education
Student files showcase their work in the "real world."
The Complexity of a Design Education
Columnist John Hockenberry has learned a thing or two about design.
DOT 13 - 2006
Malfunction: A Theory for Design
Who is Dmitri Siegel? And how can the concept of "unworking" unlock your creativity?
Inspiring students for 30 years: the Bridge at Hillside Campus is reinterpreted for a new millennium.
Across the Pond
A look at how Art Center—and Art Center alumni—are helping to shape Europe's contemporary art and design scene.
DOT 12 - 2005
INDEX Stakes Out Prize Territory
New awards and exhibitions elevate the global status of design as a tool
to improve life.
The Compassionate Camera
Photography students put their skills to work on behalf of local nonprofit organizations.
In this exclusive DOT essay, photographer Sean Kernan shares hard-won insights into keeping one's creative vision burning brightly.
DOT 11 - 2005
How to Succeed in Business: The Corporate World Embraces Creativity
Graduate education at Art Center is meeting—and creating—an increasing demand for new perspectives in the boardroom.
Healing Through Art and Design: Art Center Helps 9/11 Families Find New Hope
Art Center puts design to use in a humanitarian context at a unique
Meet the Chairs 2
Want to know where your undergraduate department is heading? The Chairs spell out their educational vision in part two of our series.