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Australia

Deakin University
Educational

Contact Info

School of Communications and Creative Arts
Australia

Official Contact

Dr. Matthew Allen

ico-D Liaison

Dr. Russell Kennedy
T:
61392446834
Language of Operations:
English
RMIT University
Educational

Contact Info

Communication Design Program - School of Media and Communication
GPO Box 2476
Melbourne
,
Victoria
3001
 
Australia
T:
399259807

Professor of Design / Dean - School of Design

Dr. Laurene Vaughan

Senior Lecturer - School of Design

Dr. Scott Mayson
T:
61399255387

Member Profile

The School of Media and Communication is at the forefront of media and communication education, research, and practice. The School is committed to building an internationally oriented, industry relevant and intellectually vibrant community of students, professional media-makers and educators, scholars, and creative practitioners, such that our students will thrive and grow in their chosen areas of expertise. The School offers industry-focussed degree programs to undergraduates, with an emphasis on preparing them for the long term challenges of maintaining creative, socially valuable and globally informed careers. We also offer Masters and Doctoral pathways to those wishing to re-orient themselves professionally, or to refresh their knowledge and skills to face new challenges with competence and confidence. We expect our graduates to be skilled, imaginative, and thoughtful, and to take the lead in progressing technological innovations, creative applications, and in mediating the lives of fellow citizens around the world. We also offer an exceptionally strong range of Vocational Education programs, both to local and international students. These programs are focused on developing a highly skilled workforce for Victoria, but also in Australia and the Asia Pacific region more broadly. We strive for a global outlook, maintaining a campus in Vietnam, and programs in Singapore, and elsewhere in the region. Both our higher education degree and VE students learn to do, think, and create in the contemporary world in ways, which make them indispensable to a wide range of industries and commercial enterprises.
Abbreviation or Acronym:
RMIT
Language of Operations:
English
Swinburne University of Technology
Educational

Contact Info

School of Design
Advanced Manufacturing and Design Centre
453 – 477 Burwood Rd, Hawthorn
Melbourne
,
Victoria
3122
 
Australia
T:
392146755

Dean, School of Design

Prof. Jane Burry
T:
61392144677

Chair of Communication Design and Digital Media Design

Mr. Stephen Huxley
T:
61392146

Additional Contact

Design Admin

Member Profile

’s School of Design is recognized as one of Australia’s leading institutions for design education, practice and research. The School offers three and four-year courses at Undergraduate level, as well as Masters, and a highly regarded Professional Doctorate and PhD program. Our courses encourage specialization, cross-disciplinary collaboration and international study experiences, which prepare our students for global design careers. Disciplines include Industrial Design, Interior Architecture, Communication Design, Digital Media Design, Design Anthropology, Design Strategy, Service Design, Innovation and Design, and Branded Environments. The School has deep connections with the Australian Design Industry and has run its Industry Placement program for over 40 years, giving students the opportunities to gain experience in leading design studios and design-led organisations. The School comprises of: Department of Communication Design and Digital Media Design Department of Interior Architecture and Industrial Design Centre for Design Innovation Design Factory
Abbreviation or Acronym:
SWUT
Year Founded:
1907
Language of Operations:
English
The University of Melbourne
Educational

Contact Info

Melbourne School of Design
Swanston Street, Parkville
Melbourne
,
VIC
3010
 
Australia
T:
61390355511

Dean

Prof. Julie Willis
T:
61383445865

ico-D Liaison

Mr. Jefa Greenaway
T:
61383446574

Engagement and Marketing Manager

Mr. Rees Quilford
T:
61390354349

Member Profile

Melbourne School Design (MSD), is the graduate school of the Faculty of Architecture, Building and Planning at The University of Melbourne. A creative and people-oriented design school in Australia’s leading research-intensive university, we are passionate about activating the next generation of built environment and design professionals, providing a world-recognised education which inspires and enables our graduates to create and influence our world. We teach across the built environment fields, making us unique among Australian universities, and part of a select group worldwide. This mix of expertise enables us to prepare our graduates to design solutions for an unpredictable future. Our staff and students are busy visualising exciting and relevant ways of programming our cities. Melbourne, ranked as the world’s most liveable city, is a fantastic city in which to become and be an expert in the built environment fields. Researchers and industry practitioners teach our programs and are leaders in public conversations about our cities and regions, shaping policy development and transforming Australian practice. The Faculty of Architecture, Building and Planning hosts the Bachelor of Design, while the Melbourne School of Design hosts a comprehensive range of graduate programs in Architecture, Architectural Engineering, Construction, Property, Urban Design, Urban Planning, and Urban and Cultural Heritage. The Faculty also hosts the Melbourne Sustainable Society Institute (MSSI) and Australian Urban Research Infrastructure Network (AURIN).
Year Founded:
1853
Language of Operations:
English
Other Language:
N/A

Bahrain

Gulf University
Educational

Contact Info

College of Engineering /Architectural and Interior Design Engineering Department
Building 1964, Road 4363 Block 743, Sanad Kingdom of Bahrain
Sanad
,
Manama
P.O Box :26489
 
Bahrain
T:
97317620092

Official Contact

Dr. Osama Alrawi
T:
97317620092402

Member Profile

The department of Architectural and Interior Design Engineering was established in 2005. Currently the department offers a Bachelor of Science in Interior Design Engineering. With its technology-oriented curriculum, the programme is committed to graduate professional interior designers ready to work in practice and pursue further postgrad studies in the field of interior design and related disciplines. Our graduates are empowered with the competences and attributes needed for the development of the profession and communities in Bahrain, the region and worldwide. Prospective students will be interested in art, design and engineering with an aim to develop their knowledge and skills. Students will develop their creative, critical and analytical skills and learn about being life-long learners to enter the profession of interior design and related industries. The students will be engaged in design projects throughout their study progression reinforced by a wide range of supportive courses to develop their written, verbal, and visual communications skills. In addition, they will establish a robust understanding of the functional, aesthetic and social roles of interior design. They will broaden and deepen their awareness of construction and rehabilitation technologies, buildings services, and professional regulations implemented in the design and practice of interior spaces and furniture.
Year Founded:
2001
Language of Operations:
English
Other Language:
Arabic

Canada

Emily Carr University
Educational

Contact Info

1399 Johnston St.
Vancouver
,
British Columbia
V6H 3R9
 
Canada
T:
604 844 3890

President and Vice Chancellor

Dr. Gillian Siddall

Member Profile

Emily Carr Institute of Art + Design was founded in 1925 and is one of British Columbia’s oldest post-secondary institutions and one of the world's leading arts institutions. Emily Carr encourages and enables all students to achieve the highest intellectual and creative potential and to achieve beyond their expectations. They have created a culture which demands disciplined thinking, supports curiosity, challenges existing ideas and helps to generate new ones. At the same time, they invite students to prepare themselves for life after school. Their curriculum is flexible, personal, multi-disciplinary and based on the learning needs of students. Emily Carr Institute is dedicated to fostering an educational environment that is professional, practice-oriented and at the same time rooted in history and critical theory.

Their objectives are to promote a learner-centred environment focused on the Arts and Design and to facilitate the development of a milieu of creative engagement, innovation and professionalism. Emily Carr also aims to demonstrate professional excellence in all of their areas of specialization and to celebrate and support the importance and centrality of creative practices in all of the arts, media arts and design. Going further, they aim to achieve diversity within their curriculum and equity in all student and staffing activities and accountability within every part of the institution; and, to be a leader in the development of new academic programs that respond to the emerging needs of students and society, are both integral to Icograda's strategy.
Abbreviation or Acronym:
EMCARR
Year Founded:
1925
Language of Operations:
English
University of Alberta
Educational

Contact Info

Department of Art & Design
3-98 Fine Arts Building
University of Alberta
Edmonton
,
Alberta
T6G 2C9
 
Canada
T:
780 492 3261

Associate Professor, Design Studies Coordinator (MVA CGD FGDC)

Susan Colberg

Member Profile

The Department of Art & Design is an exciting and wide-ranging academic unit employing 20 full-time faculty, 15 full-time equivalent contract instructors, and 15 full-time continuing support staff across seven major disciplines, each with graduate program specializations in Drawing & Intermedia, Painting, Printmaking, Sculpture, Industrial Design, Visual Communication Design and History of Art, Design and Visual Culture. The Department offers BA, BDes, BFA, MA, MDes, MFA and PhD degrees. It also administers a major visual arts facility, the FAB (Fine Arts Building) Gallery. The Department is home to a University Centre of Research Excellence in Printmaking and an emerging Centre of Research Excellence in Design.

The Department attracts 4000 half course equivalent undergraduate registrations per year. It has 50 graduate students and operating budget of CAD $4.5 million. It includes advanced specialized labs and studios for rapid prototyping, photography, all media for printmaking, five design computer labs, a 125-seat lecture theatre, a print study centre and a visual resource centre. The total annual research/project grants (2000-present) is on average CAD $500,000 per year. The Faculty of Arts also includes Departments of Drama and Music and 11 other Departments in the social sciences and humanities, with which the Department of Art & Design often interacts collaboratively.

The University of Alberta, founded in 1908, is one of Canada's largest research universities, and is situated in the provincial capital, Edmonton, a metropolitan area of over 1,000,000 with a vibrant artistic community and an excellent standard of living. The campus is located adjacent to one of the largest municipal park systems in North America and is approximately 3 hours by car from the Canadian Rocky Mountains.
Abbreviation or Acronym:
UALB
Year Founded:
1970
Language of Operations:
English

Chile

Instituto Profesional Duoc UC
Educational

Contact Info

School of Design
Camino el Alba 12881
Las Condes
Santiago
,
RM
7620112
 
Chile
T:
56223540200
1236

School Director

Mrs. Angelina Vaccarella
T:
560223540236

International Affairs Coordinator

Mrs. Alexandra Faille
T:
563222686000
7061

Graphic Area Sub Director

Rodrigo Alvarez
T:
560223540236

Member Profile

For DuocUC’s School of Design, DESIGN is interpreted as an essential element in each one of mankind’s activities, and as such is explored in all of its forms and manifestations, always in extremely close contact with both the national and international industry. This happens because of the conviction that it is a discipline which has as its main asset in the incorporation of added value throughout all of the production process. This is why it has always been a main concern to keep a strong, tight bond with the World’s biggest and most important design centers, by way of tight collaboration projects. With the latter, and going along with the institutional mission guidelines, as well as considering a scenario where Chile’s Design Industry stands a bit under developed, the school has proposed itself to widen its field of action within the market, incorporating the educational development both to corporate and strategic fields. Duoc UC offers professional degrees in Industrial Design, Graphic Design, Fashion Design, Illustration, Interior Design and associate degrees in Web Production, Graphic Design Technician, Industrial Clothing Production Technician, with study programs that consider the present and future of each discipline, with a technological environment that facilitates the knowledge learning and the development of abilities in the different design areas, maintaining a tight and constant contact with production and service companies, both national and international, in the same design areas as the ones featured in each program. DuocUC has a total of 79.803 students distributed across different headquarters within the Metropolitan, V and VIII regions. Of that number, 5401 students belong to the School of Design, comprised of 8 programs distributed across four sites within the Santiago Metropolitan Region (San Carlos de Apoquindo, Alameda, Plaza Oeste and Plaza Vespucio), one site in the Valparaiso Region (Viña del Mar) and one final site in the Biobio Region (San Andrés de Concepción). This School of Design is considered the most important in the country, holding 34% of the academic offer in the design area. Internationalization Since the beginning of the School of Design Duoc UC have established strong links with international institutions. Through participation in Associations, Conventions, Programs and Short Courses Internships and Exchange students may contact other community realities in the world. Since then, having an active participation in international networks (ICSID, Cumulus, DESIS, Design Factory Network) has allowed real contact with other institutions, project development and transfer of methodologies, experiences and know-how that nourishes the curriculum of our students.
Abbreviation or Acronym:
Duoc UC
Year Founded:
1974
Language of Operations:
Spanish
Other Language:
English

China

Shandong University of Art and Design
Educational

Contact Info

Daxue Road, Changqing
Jinan
,
Shandong
250300
 
China
T:
531 89626168

President

Dr. Lusheng Pan
T:
531 89626616

Director

Ms. Weiyi Guan
T:
531 89626168

Member Profile

Shandong University of Art and Design has put first priority on art disciplines, at the same time placing importance on liberal and scientific disciplines as its two supporting wings, with the goal to foster "scientific spirit, humanistic accomplishment, artistic innovation, and technical skills". Shandong University of Art and Design includes schools listed below: School of Applied Design, School of Architecture and Landscape Design, School of Arts and Humanities, School of Continuing Education, School of Digital Art and Communication, School of Fine Arts, School of Fashion Design, School of Industrial Design, School of Modern Handicraft, and School of Visual Communication Design. SUAD has set up Chinese Folk Art Research Institute, Image Research Institute, Landscape Design Research Institute, Glass Research Institute, Furniture Research Institute, and etc. Most faculty members and even some administrative staffs are engrossed in their research projects, covering different areas related to art and design. And each school has partnership cooperation with different companies as their off-campus base, where students could practice what they have learned. SUAD vigorously expands its foreign exchange and cooperation with foreign universities and institutes, and has established friendly relationship with universities and colleges of art and design in America, Australia, Europe, Japan and Korea.
Abbreviation or Acronym:
SUAD
Year Founded:
1973
Language of Operations:
Chinese
Academy of Arts and Design, Tsinghua University
Educational

Contact Info

Academy of Arts and Design
No.1 Tsinghua Campus, Haidian District
Beijing
,
Beijing
100084
 
China
T:
861062798795

Official Contact

Prof. Chao Zhao
T:
861062798968

Member Profile

Academy of Arts & Design, Tsinghua University was established in 1956 under the name of Central Academy of Arts & Design (CAAD) to meet the country’s demand for art design professionals. As P.R. China’s first academy of art design, CAAD had the China’s best art and design educators, outstanding researchers, artists and designers who had returned to China after receiving their education overseas. In the nearly 40 years since then, CAAD remained the only independent academy of art and design in China. In 1999 as China began restructuring its institutions of high education, CAAD merged with Tsinghua University and changed its name to the Academy of Arts & Design, Tsinghua University, opening up a new chapter where it is to develop the art and design discipline in a comprehensive university. The Academy has cultivated a large number of art and design professionals with bachelor, master, and PhD degrees. Many alumni are now play the important role with leadership in the design society; they are holding senior positions in the universities, research institutes, government and industries. The Academy’s philosophy of teaching and educational set-up has been predominant in the development of China’s modern art and design education. The Academy has undertaken and participated in China’s Key art and design projects, aptly playing the role of a national research institute for art and design. The Academy put forth the concepts of “arts and crafts”, “industrial design”, and “art design”, “arts and science” for its programs at different stages over the past years, always deciding on the direction of China’s art and design discipline. With 63 years behind it, the Art and Design Discipline of Tsinghua University boasts the best teaching and research conditions in art and design in all Chinese colleges and universities. According to the disciplinary evaluation conducted by Education Ministry of China, Academy of Arts & Design in Tsinghua University is the top one design school in China. In the national key discipline review which occurs once every five years, the Academy’s Art and Design Discipline was designated as the only national level key discipline in its field. According to QS University Ranking System, the art and design discipline in Tsinghua University is ranked as number 18 in the world. Moreover, the Academy appeared twice in the top 60 best design colleges in the world by Business Weekly of the United States. Now date, there are 10 departments with 25 majors, which includes department of ceramic design, department of fashion and textile design, department of industrial design, department of environmental design, department of visual communication design, department of information art design, department of painting, sculpture and so on. There are around 2,000 students studying in the Academy under undergraduate, postgraduate and doctoral programs. In addition, around 200 international students from 16 countries are studying in the Academy now. The Academy is well facilitated with 28 workshops and 32 Research Centers. The Academy has 203 full-time teachers, of whom 72 are full professors, 101 are associate professors.
Year Founded:
1911
Language of Operations:
Chinese
Other Language:
English
Beijing Institute of Fashion Technology
Educational

Contact Info

Fashion Accessory Art and Engineering College
No.2 Yinghua Road, Chaoyang District
Beijing
,
Beijing
100029
 
China
T:
64288287

Official Contact

Mr. Yuanfeng Liu
T:
64288086

ico-D Liaison

Ms. Lan Cuiqin
T:
008618811562002

Member Profile

Beijing Institute of Fashion Technology is the first garment university in China. Currently, BIFT operates nine full-time undergraduate teaching colleges: Fashion Design Art and Engineering College, Fashion Accessory Art and Engineering College, Material Science and Engineering College, Art Design College, Fashion Communication College, Business College, Information Engineering College, Language and Culture College, Fine Art College. And Basic Teaching Department, Ideological and Political Theory Teaching Department, Graduate College, International College, Continuing Education College.
Year Founded:
1959
Language of Operations:
Chinese(Mandarin)
Other Language:
Engilish,German
Beijing Institute of Technology
Educational

Contact Info

School of Design and Arts
5 South Zhongguancun Street, Haidian District
Beijing
,
Beijing
100081
 
China
T:
00861068915619

Official Contact

Prof. Jianming Yang
T:
00861068915619

ico-D Liaison

Mr. Bowen Sun
T:
008618201032886

Additional Contact

Mr. Jian Sun
T:
008618810331517

Member Profile

School Design and Arts of the (BIT), founded in 1984 as the Department of Industrial Design, is one of the design schools that first opened industrial design courses in China. As the culmination of 30 years of experience and exploration, the school has established its leading position in design education of the nation and been granted the membership of the Industrial Design Education Steering Committee of the Education Ministry of China. To meet the demand of rapidly developing economy for design talents in a broad spectrum of fields, five departments have been established since 2000, including the Department of Visual Communication Design, the Department of Environmental Art and Design, the Department of Cultural Heritage, the Department of Decorative Painting, and the Department of Traditional Art Crafts. In 2002, the school was officially founded, featuring a unique model of comprehensive development combining technology, design and art. To further the reform of teaching methods, draw on the most recent concepts and philosophies in design and art industries, and create vigorous academic atmosphere and more favorable teaching and research environment, the school officially adopted its current name in 2009. Meanwhile, the academic resources and teaching staff were integrated, optimized and augmented, so as to adapt to the future development of the school, and provide constant booster and solid foundation for successful careers of students.
Year Founded:
1940
Language of Operations:
Chinese
Other Language:
English
Central Academy of Fine Arts of China
Educational

Contact Info

School of Design
No 8, Huajiadi Na Jie, Chaoyang District
Beijing
100102
 
China
T:
1064771250
200

Director of Graphic Design

Mr. Ziyuan Wang
T:
861064771511

ico-D Liaison

Dr. Tao Zheng
T:
861064771097

Member Profile

The Central Academy of Fine Arts (CAFA) is the only national art education institution in China directly under the Ministry of Education, exclusively dedicated to the education of the fine arts, including painting, sculpture, design, architecture and art history. Tracing back to the National Beiping Art School, the earliest national art school in China founded in 1918, CAFA was incorporated in 1950, soon after the founding of the People's Republic of China. It now offers undergraduate, postgraduate and Ph.D. programmes in fine art, design, architecture and art theory and history, and prepares the students for a creative career in the arts both in China and abroad.

The design programme of CAFA was renewed in 1995 in the name of the Department of Art Design, after a break of some forty years, and became the School of Design in October, 2002. with the goal of preparing and training the students as future professionals in design with creative thinking and practical capabilities, the School of Design offers undergraduate, graduate and Ph.D. degrees in programs ranging from visual communication design, product design, fashion design, photography, digital media to design theory and history. The School of Design plays an important role in promoting design in China and is intensively involved in design activities, most noticeable of which are its designs for the 2008 Beijing Olympics.
Abbreviation or Acronym:
CAFA
Year Founded:
1918
Language of Operations:
Chinese
Chengdu University of Technology
Educational

Contact Info

Industrial Design Department
1#, Erxian Qiao East Three Road, Chenghua District
Chengdu
,
Sichuan
610059
 
China
T:
862884079488

Official Contact

Prof. Ren Hua Zheng
T:
862813568892137

ico-D Liaison

Ms. Qing Li
T:
862818982070768

Member Profile

The predecessor of Chengdu University of Technology (CDUT), Chengdu Institute of Geology, was founded in 1956 with the approval of the State Council of China. In 1993, Chengdu Institute of Geology was renamed as Chengdu Institute of Technology. In 2001, the Ministry of Education of China approved the formation of Chengdu University of Technology, with Chengdu Institute of Technology amalgamating with two provincial colleges. In November 2010, the Ministry of Land and Resources of China and Sichuan Provincial People’s Government signed an agreement for the construction of Chengdu University of Technology. Chengdu University of Technology is based chiefly on the subjects of science and engineering, with geology, energy resources, resources and environment, management, basic engineering, electronic information as its advantages and characteristics. At present, there are 3 subjects accorded national key subject status, 1 subject accorded national key subject status (fostering), and 15 subjects accorded key subjects status of Sichuan Province. The university offers 77 undergraduate majors, 117 master’s programs, including 23 professional master programs, and 36 doctoral programs and runs 2 post-doctoral research stations. The majors and programs cover 10 disciplinary categories, excluding medical science and military science. The Industrial Design Department of Chengdu University of Technology was founded in 1997. Aiming at cultivating imaginative and decisive designers, the department emphasizes inspiring and initiating students to understand art and design creatively with the aid of varieties of themes for training. And students are also encouraged to participate in multiple competitions in order to improve their professional skills effectively.
Year Founded:
1956
Language of Operations:
Chinese
Other Language:
English
China Academy of Art Shanghai Institute of Design
Educational

Contact Info

No.109 Chunxiao Road, Zhangjiang High-tech Park, Pudong New Area, Shanghai, China
Shanghai
,
Shanghai
201203
 
China
T:
862150277973

Official Contact

Mr. Xu Han
T:
862168769993

ico-D Liaison

Miss Qiongpei Kong
T:
862150277973

Member Profile

Founded in 1996, Shanghai Institute of Design is located in the centre of PuDong Zhangjiang High Technology Park and has become a critical part in “Serve the Yangtze Delta Strategy” carried out by China Academy of Art. Over the past two decades, Shanghai Institute of Design has been firmly sticking to the school-running policy----carrying forward the humanity spirit of CAA, relying on the regional characteristics of shanghai, taking advantage of the role of international metropolitans, highlighting specialty of urban design, making a difference in credit system, cultivating creative spirit in students. Focusing on the goal of internationalizing our institute and encouraging students to develop their creative thinking, we have yielded some outstanding achievements in terms of of scientific research, teaching management, personnel cultivating and academic exchange under the instruction of CAA’s motto,“self-perfection,recerence, integration and promotion”. A large number of young people have grown up to be creative after their study in our school. Now we are having four main teaching sections—Urban Space Design Department, Fashion Products Design Department, Digital Media Design Department and Department of Foundation and more than 1600 students in total, including undergraduates and postgraduates.
Year Founded:
1996
Language of Operations:
Chinese
Other Language:
English
Guangzhou Academy of Fine Arts
Educational

Contact Info

School of Visual Arts Design
188 Changgang Dong, Haizhu District
Guangzhou
,
Guangdong
510006
 
China
T:
8639322985

Official Contact

Mr. Xue Cao
T:
8613503066918

ico-D Liaison

Mr. Qiange Wan
T:
8618676630791

Member Profile

Guangzhou Academy of Fine Arts(GAFA), the only one of its kind in South China, is the predecessor of Central South College of Fine Arts. The Academy consists of School of Traditional Chinese Painting, School of Fine Arts, School of Architecture and Allied Arts, School of Industrial Design, School of Visual Communication and Media Design, School of Art Education, School of Arts and Humanities, College of Continuing Education, and Section of Political Science. The bachelor degree education includes 11 disciplines and 38 directions, such as painting, sculpture, fine arts, art design, industrial design, architecture, photography, animation, fashion design & engineering, museology, and the like. The School of Visual Arts Design now has four secondary disciplines: visual communication, digital media, animation, and advertising, which correspond to three first-level disciplines: design, drama, film, and journalism. The college vigorously advocates the reform of teaching mode in the form of “2+2” which means the first and second grades are taught by the research department and the later second years are in studio. Currently, there are 4 research departments, including visual communication design, animation, digital media art, and advertising; the studio system is implemented in the senior stage, and there are currently 11 professional orientation studios: visual culture design, advertising design, brand design, information design, new media art design, digital image art design, cross-media art design, film and television animation design, experimental animation design, entertainment derivative design, digital game design, etc. In terms of school conditions, the college has teaching facilities such as graphic design laboratory, Apple computer laboratory, 3D animation laboratory, post-production laboratory, digital creative design laboratory, digital imaging laboratory, etc., which provides a good platform and experimental techniques for the cultivation of professional talents.
Year Founded:
1958
Language of Operations:
Chinese
Other Language:
English
Sichuan Fine Arts Institute
Educational

Contact Info

Design Academy
University Town, Shapingba
Chongqing
,
Chongqing
401331
 
China
T:
862365920065

Professor

Shengfeng Duan
T:
862365920065

ico-D Liaison

Mrs. Xiaofan Yu
T:
8613996059737

Additional Contact

Miss Xingye Qian
T:
8615823941527

Member Profile

The history of Design Academy at Fine Arts Institute (SFAI) has been traced back to 1939 when it was first founded. In 1982, it was among the first master's degree authorization centers in China.Especially in 2000, Design Academy’s design discipline was approved to become the key subject on the provincial level.In the year of 2015, the number of candidates who took entrance examinations for Design Academy reached at 100,000, the largest number of attendance who entered themselves for the arts colleges and universities in the world.Finally, there were more than 1,600 students admitted to the college, and the number of design major students counted on 70% of total. And 12 out of 21 incoming freshmen who got the scholarships from the college came from the Design Academy, making up a 57% proportion.Today, Design Academy boasts more than 1,500 students (including 1200 postgraduates and 350 graduates) and 80 plus teaching staff.Not only attracting many young and middle-aged State Outstanding Contribution Experts and international and domestic well-known experts and scholars (like the China National Exhibition of Fine Arts golden medal winners), it also has set up national specialties, national research and innovation platform for subjects and national experimental zone for personnel training model innovation Design Academy always adheres to the design construction with green and sustainable features, so as to adapt itself to have an irreplaceable advantage in the field of subject specialty group in southwest China. In recent years, with idea of "innovation, coordination, green, openness and sharing"and based on western China, Design Academy headlined the China's sustainable development, envisioning itself to the Greater Western cultural inheritance, the urban and rural development as a whole and heavy equipment manufacturing in the Great Rear Area; focusing on construction of three major disciplinary directions (green and sustainable design, digital art and S&T integration and design history and theory ) and seven majors(such as environmental design, industrial design, visual communication design, digital media art, attires and costumes design, arts and crafts, art design and so on); and concentrating on the sustainable design research and innovation system construction under the chinese original context .
Year Founded:
1940
Language of Operations:
Chinese
Wuhan Institute of Design and Sciences
Educational

Contact Info

NO.1 Yangqiaohu Road Canglongdao Development Zone Jiangxia District
WUHAN
,
HUBEI
430205
 
China
T:
862781730616

ico-D Liaison

Mrs. LAN GUO
T:
8618271811816

Member Profile

Institute of Design and Sciences is located on the East Lake of Wuhan - at the Canglong Island, more precisely in the “Heart of the Dragon.”  The school covers an area of 753 MU, on which there are 250,000 square meters of actual building complexes. Many school installations have been constructed there, such as: an ensemble of learning laboratories, a library, an art gallery, the ceramic museum, a sports center, a stadium, dormitories, a large university restaurant, a supermarket, a medical service unit, security and administration facilities. There have also been dormitories installed fully equipped with air condition and hot water. The school benefits from an array of experimental teaching centers, such as: the food technology center, the fermentation engineering center, software engineering center, e-commerce, and the 3-D animation center. There are other practical centers as well, such as: a studio, a small theatre, a virtual studio, and the campus television station. Other training centers included are: the video photography, animation, clothing design, visual communication design, industrial design, interior design, landscaping, ornamental architecture, a music recording studio and post-editing center.  The library has a collection of 697.000 books.   Our chairman is Mr. CHENG Fan, executive director—who returned to China to develop the Chinese teaching, and the international movie star Mr. Jackie Chan as the director of the Jackie Chan Movie and Media College, also we have FENG Xiaogang, ZHANG Guoli, BAO Manzhu, XIONG Shanbai as well as other experts as our professors in charge of various majors. The main courses are taught by these professors or associate professors. The school has 474 full-time teachers, of which 188 known have high level credentials, 333 professors have attained Masters degrees; have all come together to form an excellent team of teachers, with vigor and vitality. The education and management of the students are administered by the Huazhong Agricultural University, that implemente
Year Founded:
2006
Language of Operations:
CHINESE
Other Language:
ENGLISH

Colombia

Red Académica de Diseño
Educational

Contact Info

Carrera 3A # 54A-71
Bogotá
,
Bogotá D.C
110231
 
Colombia
T:
573002207673

President

Mr. Andrés Valencia
T:
3152997632

Administrative Director

Mr. Andrés Páez
T:
573212503432

Member Profile

In 2004, the directors of a group of design programmes in Colombia were meeting frequently to discuss academic approaches to design. The need for an organised body representing and promoting Design in Colombia as an academic discipline became evident. This small group of members announced their intent to create a Colombian design network. At the the first official meeting, on 18 July, 29 directors from recognised design programmes signed the constitution of the 'Asociación Colombiana Red Académica de Diseño / RAD' (Colombian Academic Design Network). RAD members agreed to its mission, network activities, rights and obligations at the first meeting. Since then, the Colombian academic network has been working with the main mission statement to 'represent and promote Design as an academic discipline, both in local and international realms,' The members unites as a network to construct academic quality through meetings and joint action.
Abbreviation or Acronym:
RAD
Year Founded:
2004
Language of Operations:
Spanish
Other Language:
English
Universidad Autónoma de Occidente
Educational

Contact Info

Advertising and Design
Street 25#115-85 Km 2 Vía Cali - Jamundi
Cali
,
Valle del Cauca
760046
 
Colombia
T:
3188000018000913435

Official Contact

Ms. Victoria Concha
T:
3188000
11492

ico-D Liaison

Dr. Mario Fernando Uribe Orozco
T:
318800011521

Communications Office

Ms. Vanessa Montes
T:
573175328463

Member Profile

The Autonoma de Occidente University was founded on February 20, 1970 in the city of Santiago de Cali (Colombia) as an institution of superior education with emphasis in accounting and engineering areas. 16 years later the university expanded the academic offer of undergraduates programs in different areas of communication and environmental sciences. The faculty of Social Communication -in which Design of the Graphic Communication program belongs- celebrates 30 years of anniversary. This undergraduate program has a duration of 10 semesters (176 Credits Academic) and is under the direction of Ph.D Mario Fernando Uribe; The program has four approaches: Expression, Animation, Motion Graphics and Digital Media. During the academic training, the students have five theoretical and practical workshops focused in the assertive communication on design. From the practical dimensión, we work with editorial design, information design, typographic design, corporate identity and graphic environment. We constantly invites experts such as Jorge Frascara, Norberto Chavez, Anna Calvera, Zalma Jalluf, Carlos Palleiro, Rubén Fontana, Antonio Pérez, Félix Beltrán, David Consuegra, Manuel Parga, Peter Mussfeldt, Norberto Chaves, Iván Cortés, Matías Vigliano, Yves Zimmermmann, Pablo Kunst, Stephen Kaplan, América Sánchez, Alejandro Magallanes, Giovanni Vannucchi and Enric Satué who have provided conferences and workshops to the student community. Additionally is an accredited program by the National Accreditation Council since 2010 and is the only one that has this certification in the south-western of the country, also belongs to the RAD (Red Académica de Diseño) and IIID (International Institute for Information Design).
Year Founded:
1970
Language of Operations:
Spanish
Universidad de Caldas
Educational

Contact Info

Departamento de Diseño Visual
Calle 65 No 26-10
piso 4
Manizales
,
Ca
Colombia
T:
68781572

Architect - Multimedia Design

Dr. Felipe Cesar Londono Lopez
T:
68781500
12137

ico-D Liaison

Ms. Jenny Florez Quintero
T:
68781572

Member Profile

One of the objectives of the is to promote the necessary education for Colombians, provide training that fulfills professional goals, and do research and social projects that the country requires for its development and social progress. The Department of Visual Design offers three programs a Bachelor degree in visual design, a Master’s and a Ph.D. The Department has promoted the multidisciplinary interactions and networks that explore connections between design, art, science, and technology. The Faculty is active in creative practice and design research using both traditional and emergent methods for knowledge generation. http://www.disenovisual.com/ Ph.D. in Design and Creation The doctoral program is the only of its kind in the country and the northern South American region. This program was created with the support of the Colombian Department of Science and Technology (COLCIENCIAS) and the Ministry of Education. The program seeks to develop transdisciplinary collaborations connecting arts and humanities to engineering, computer science, business and social sciences. http://www.doctoradoendiseno.com/en Master's in Design and Interactive Creation The Master's program offers possibilities to professionals in the design, art, and audiovisual communication, and people from other disciplines that require methodologies and tools for design and creation. For the development of activities related to design research, the program closely works with labs and networks from other institutions. http://www.maestriaendiseno.com/
Abbreviation or Acronym:
DISVI
Language of Operations:
Spanish

Cyprus

Cyprus International University, Faculty of Fine Arts, Design and Architecture
Educational

Contact Info

Graphic Design Department
Haspolat
Nicosia
,
North Cyprus
99000
 
Cyprus
T:
903926711111
2115

Official Contact

Dr. Elif Songür Dağ
T:
9039267111112115

Member Profile

Department of Graphic Design is part of Faculty of Fine Arts, Design and Architecture in Cyprus International University which offer students a rich academic program to fully absorb an informed design process that provides lifelong support as they go on to engage in real-world design opportunities. Students gain a thorough understanding of the principles of design, theories of communication and strategies for problem solving. Our program is closely aligned with professional standards of quality. With an importance on conceptual problem-solving and technical skill, students are encouraged to create effective artistic expression in various print and digital media. Experimental treatments of typography and illustration are expected from participants in this program. Graphic design theory, history and professional practices are discussed regularly with faculty. Assignments are designed to prepare students for the varied challenges and opportunities of professionals in visual communications. The Department aims to train its students to bring form and information together and to make a difference in individual, social, cultural and communicative issues. It provides a learning environment provoking processes of creative, imaginative and intellectual thinking. The mission of our department is to promote the use of new technology and to take into account the natural environment and of ethical values. Graphic design courses aim to provide students with a passion to design, and they focus on visual communication tools and communication design issues in general. The courses help students perfect their skills in information and problem solving and coping with guidance, gaining identity and passing on knowledge. During their education, Graphic Design students learn various methods and techniques in order to bring words, symbols and images together to represent the visual expressions of thoughts and posts, and form new formats. Graphic Design Department of Cyprus International University trains designers that are in harmony with the dynamic nature of our age. They are aesthetically and technically equipped with the ability to produce creative thinking and be confident, prepared in accordance with the contemporary requirements in areas such as product logos, envelopes, business cards, files, packaging designs, box designs, posters, interior designs, open air adverts, flyers, catalogues, corporate identities, brand positioning, web design, photos, print pictures and illustrations.
Abbreviation or Acronym:
CIU
Year Founded:
1997
Language of Operations:
English
Other Language:
Turkish
Eastern Mediterranean University
Educational

Contact Info

Visual Arts & Visual Communication Design
Salamis Yolu
Famagusta
,
North Cyprus
Cyprus
T:
392 6301 111

Head of Department

Dr. Senih Cavusoglu
T:
392 6302006

Head of Department

Dr. Senih Cavusoglu
T:
392 6302006

Member Profile

The Department of Visual Arts and Visual Communication Design is proud to have some of the very talented and active faculty members, who have won numerous local and international awards and are well-respected in the field. Apart from their artistic sides, faculty members are also active researchers in their field of interest, who continuously participate conferences and publish in reputable journals. Being part of a productive department, students are regularly representing our department in respected competitions, where they have become winners of three top prizes in the last two years. The Department also includes the 'VACD Design Centre', which was formed to provide students with the opportunity to work on real-life projects. Each year, the Department is also the host of two international events, 'Grafica versus Grafica' and 'Transmedia', that gives the students the chance to meet and listen to the reputable personas in the field. Departmental Facilities The Department mainly uses the basic design workshops and computer labs structured for multimedia and graphic design, and are supported by animation/video design labs and photography studios. The program offers opportunities to the other departments of the faculty and the university, while using the faculty's television studios, audio studios, editing suites and video equipment. The program also helps students interact with other disciplines, mostly radio, film, TV, advertising, PR and journalism to familiarise them with the multidisciplinary structure of communications.
Abbreviation or Acronym:
EMU
Year Founded:
1979
Language of Operations:
English
Other Language:
Turkish
Near East University
Educational

Contact Info

Faculty of Fine Arts and Design
Dikmen Street
Nicosia
,
TRNC Mersin 10
Cyprus
T:
3922236464

Deputy Dean

Prof. Dr. Erdal Aygenç

ico-D Liaison

Elif Atamaz
T:
5338765859

Member Profile

Faculty of Fine Arts and Design was founded on May, 2006 but showed an outstanding development in this short time.It succeeded in many national and international activities in the fields of art, design, education and culture. Education has its own rules, methods and discipline. In addition to the courses, students are encoureged to participate in various design and art activities. Art and design must be part of their lifestyle. Main purpose of the faculty is to prepare graduate designers who will take part in the design world by investigating, producing and following up technology. For Graphic Department, the program, throughout a 4-year based educational process, aims to train candidates on graphic design discipline as well as developing their sense of creativity, cultural awareness, aesthetic awareness, and sense of understanding of expectations of society in design issues. It is also aimed that students are to be brought in insights about the features of contemporary art so that they can raise awareness in integrating and interpreting the cultural values of their own society through applying the contemporary values of art to achieve new dimensions in synthesizing the phenomenon of art. Students are trained in the department to be graphic-design artists who can bring their achievements in graphic design issues into life by considering the natural and artificial aspects of objects, as well as bringing in new dimensions and shapes to those objects. Students are expected to force the boundaries of creativity and logic in their studies so that they can highlight how distinguished the norms of their achievements are. Graduates of Graphic Design Department can find employment opportunities in various sectors such as advertising companies, in advertising units of state and private institutions, and can also be employed by media companies as art supervisors or graphic designers. Moreover, graduates can also take part in companies or in private studios working on illustration, animation, advertisement photography, web design, video-film, cinema, press, and news agencies. They can establish their own business or conduct their business as freelancers, too. Those who obtain a certificate of pedagogy can be employed as art teachers or art supervisors in state or private schools. The employment opportunities for graphic designers cover a wide area in business sectors. The Fine Arts Department offering an integrated educational program, aims to train artists whose skills, abilities and theoretical knowledge are highly developed and up-to-date, and who specialize on styles of explicandum such as painting, sculpturing, working on ceramics, stones, glass and figuline, designing ornaments, authentic imprinting, installation and illustration.
Year Founded:
1988
Language of Operations:
Turkish
Other Language:
English

El Salvador

Escuela de Comunicación Mónica Herrera
Educational

Contact Info

Facultad de Comunicacion Social
Av. Manuel Gallardo # 3-3
Santa Tecla
,
La Libertad
El Salvador
T:
2523 6500

Design Career Director

Ms. Marisela Avalos
T:
25236500
203

Member Profile

Mónica Herrera School of Communications and Design was founded in Santa Tecla, El Salvador in 1995. The School offers two Bachelor degrees: Strategic Desing and Integrated Marketing Communcations. Our academic programmes connect theory with practice, creativity, reflection, and research to form innovative designers and communicators who are able to transform their environment by creating strategic solutions to the many challenges they encounter. Our Bachelor’s Degree in Strategic Design wants to shape the problem solvers of tomorrow. We aim at educating designers who will be able to combine design, business, and the social sciences to develop products, strategies, processes, services, and experiences that respond to the current dilemmas that our society, country, and planet face. We hope our students will be able to collaborate with multidisciplinary teams to create solutions that improve the quality of life of those their designs address and reach.
Abbreviation or Acronym:
MONHERR
Year Founded:
1995
Language of Operations:
Spanish
Other Language:
English

Finland

University of Lapland
Educational

Contact Info

Faculty of Art and Design/graphic design
Yliopistonkatu
Pbox 122
Rovaniemi
FIN - 96101
 
Finland
T:
40 584 3672

Official Contact

Prof. Riitta Brusila
T:
163412350

Member Profile

The graphic design and media curriculum at University of Lapland is based on teaching aesthetic and communicative skills in communication and design. There are Bachelor of Arts, Master of Arts and Doctor of Arts programmes. Major studies started in 2002 and minor studies in 1996. In their Bachelor's and Master's theses, students practise research skills together with their design skills.
Abbreviation or Acronym:
ULFIN
Year Founded:
1990

Hong Kong SAR

Hong Kong Design Institute
Educational

Contact Info

3 King Ling Road
Tseung Kwan O
New Territories
 
Hong Kong SAR
T:
39282000

Principal

Dr. Lay Lian Ong
T:
85239282012

Deputy Academic Director (Design)

Mr. Michael Chan
T:
85239282010

Member Profile

Hong Kong Design Institute (HKDI) is a member of the VTC Group. HKDI was established in 2007 with the mission to be a leading provider of design education and lifelong learning. It brings together the strengths of design departments of the Hong Kong Institute of Vocational Education (IVE) to encourage synergy and interdisciplinary thinking in its broad range of design programmes. HKDI maintains a strong network with the industry and provides its students with essential practical experience enriched with cultural sensitivities and sustainability. The state-of-the-art campus in Tseung Kwan O opened in 2010 and provides a creative, inspiring and vibrant learning environment for students.
Abbreviation or Acronym:
HKDI
Year Founded:
2007
Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Educational

Contact Info

School of Design
AG101, Core A,
Hung Hom
Kowloon
Hong Kong SAR
T:
852 2766 5445

Dean, School of Design. Chair Professor of Industrial Design. Alex Wong Siu Wah Gigi Wong Fook Chi Professor in Product Design Engineering

Prof. Kun-Pyo Lee
T:
27665445

Member Profile

Being the sole provider of design education at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels in Hong Kong, the School of Design of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University has been an important hub of design education and research since 1964. The School, ranked as one of the top design schools in Asia and in the world by BusinessWeek, is poised to play a key role in nurturing new generations of designers and driving the design industry in the region. PolyU Design’s specialisms include advertising, environment and interior design, industrial and product design, visual communication, and digital media. Programmes offered at higher diploma, bachelor, master, and PhD levels include: Doctor of Philosophy Master of Philosophy Master of Science in Multimedia and Entertainment Technology Master of Design (Design Practices) Master of Design (Design Strategies) Master of Design (Interaction Design) Master of Design (Design Education) Bachelor of Arts (Hons) Art and Design in Education Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in Design (Advertising/Environment and Interior/Industrial and Product/Visual Communication) Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in Digital Media Higher Diploma in Multimedia Design and Technology Higher Diploma in Product Innovation Technologies
Abbreviation or Acronym:
HKPU
Year Founded:
1964

India

Anant National University
Educational

Contact Info

External Engagement
Bopal- Ghuma- Sanand Road
Ahmedabad
,
Gujarat
382115
 
India
T:
919909047443

Official Contact

Mr. Amit Sheth
T:
919909047443

Member Profile

Anant National University, located in the sprawling Sanskardham campus in Ahmedabad, is the first Design University of India. It is committed to nurturing Solutionaries, people who are revolutionary in their thinking, but solution-oriented in their approach. Mission is to prepare and empower Solutionaries who design, build and implement equitable and sustainable solutions for India and the world. Vision is to become one of the top universities in India by 2025, leading in the fields of design, built habitat and sustainability, reputed for its Indian roots and global standing.
Year Founded:
2016
Language of Operations:
English
Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati
Educational

Contact Info

Department of Design
Guwahati
,
Assam
781039
 
India
T:
913612582500

Official Contact

Dr. Udaya Kumar Dharmalingam
T:
913612582501

ico-D Liaison

Dr. Udaya Kumar Dharmalingam
T:
913612582463

Member Profile

The Department of Design (DoD), one of the thirteen departments at the Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati (IIT-G), was set up in 1998, as one of India’s premier design schools, to enkindle some very ingenious minds en route fluid, versatile trajectories in design and allied domains. DoD is situated in North Guwahati, Assam, on the north bank of the river Brahmaputra amidst breathtaking natural beauty and serenity. The institute campus sprawls over 285 hectares of gently undulating terrain with several lush green hillocks, few lakes amidst panoramic view of the mighty river on one side and a ring of blue hills on the other. The Institute is conveniently accessible from Guwahati city. Opulent creativity and academic premiership are hallmarks of the DoD, cultivated in the stark foundations of its B.Des. (Bachelor of Design) and M.Des (Master of Design) degrees and it’s doctoral (Ph.D in Design) and post doctoral programs. Ours is a vibrant, diverse community of students, faculty, staff and administration at DoD, as designers, technologists, artists, and scholars, in a proficient, interdisciplinary, synergistic environment. Cogent proficiency, informed engagement, transferrable skills and transformative intellect are purposefully developed to the study, invention, facilitation and impaction of human centered design on individuals, groups, and organizations. An extensive, sound curricular and extra curricular educational underpinning provides sensitive problem solving, scholarly thinking, critical analysis and exploratory competencies nurtured in traditions and values, transforming passion into perfection. DoD is proud of its core establishment of academic freedom, curricular innovation, collaborative tolerance, pioneering methods, and technological experimentation. Clear directives shape the ultimate careers of our successful graduates to lead the rapidly changing scenarios of today and tomorrow, contesting complex problems and promoting impactful solutions to compelling challenges. DoD as a progressive academic community of imminent leaders, agile and adept to change, offers meritorious specialized courses of study, committing the breadth and balance of fundamentals and theory of design to contemporary issues and practices; forging invaluable discovery of theoretical insights to generate practical applications and educational experiences via project based learning, traditional design skills as well as emerging, established technologies; and prioritizing humanity and regional cultural sensibility to improve human conditions and integrity of place across global diversity taking full advantage of our local cultural location and connectivity to world centers.
Year Founded:
1994
Language of Operations:
English
Other Language:
Hindi
Industrial Design Center
Educational

Contact Info

Indian Institute of Technology Bombay
Mumbai
,
Ma
400 076
 
India
T:
225767801

Official Contact

Prof. G V Sreekumar

Member Profile

Industrial Design Centre (IDC) at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT Bombay) offers an excellent environment for academics, research and applications in the field of design.

IDC has academic programs in the areas of Industrial Design, Visual Communication, Interaction Design, Animation and Mobility & Vehicle Design. The education Program at IDC is a unique mix of pedagogic experimentation with pragmatic design approach and blends hard-core problem solving with design research. New thoughts, philosophies and research into several aspects of design are experimented and integrated to have continuous revitalization of the academic program at IDC

Several areas have been identified for research. Faculty members along with students and other research and design staff work together on these issues. The centre interacts with industries and institutions for promotion and awareness of design. These are in the form of organizing seminars, conducting short term courses, and workshops. In the area of design practice, IDC offers professional design consultancy and advisory services to industries and other organizations.
Abbreviation or Acronym:
IDC
Year Founded:
1969
Language of Operations:
English

Indonesia

Bina Nusantara University
Educational

Contact Info

School of Design
Jl. K.H. Syahdan No. 9 Kemanggisan Palmerah
Jakarta Barat
,
DKI Jakarta
11480
 
Indonesia
T:
62215345830
2109

Official Contact

Mr. Danendro Adi
T:
622153458302109

ico-D Liaison

Miss Hanny Wijaya
T:
622153458302175

Member Profile

The journey of Bina Nusantara University began on October 21, 1974. It originated from a short-term course named Modern Computer Course, which then expanded because of its strong foundation and comprehensive vision. In 1981, the course had developed into Computer Technical Academy with Informatics Management as the first major and changed into AMIK Jakarta that later became AMIK Bina Nusantara. AMIK Bina Nusantara recorded a remarkable achievement in its relatively young age when it was chosen as the best Computer Academy by The Ministry of Education and Culture on 1986. The need for professional workers in the Information Technology area drove AMIK further into development, and on the same year officially listed as Institute of Information Management and Computer Science Bina Nusantara. In 1993 the Institute opened the first Masters Program in Information System Management in Indonesia. After going through years of perseverance and hard work, Universitas Bina Nusantara (Bina Nusantara University or Binus University) was officially established on August 8, 1996, and today consist of the following School and Faculty: School of Computer Science, School of Information System, School of Business Management, School of Design, Faculty of Engineering, Faculty of Humanities, Faculty of Economics and Communication, Graduate Program, and International Program. Visual Communication Design Program, previously known as Graphic Design, was established on October 1998, under the faculty of Engineering. In September 2011 School of Design has officially established. It offers undergraduate study programs for whoever interested in design and to challenging competition as professional designers in global creative industry. The study programs in School of Design are Visual Communication Design with concentration field in New Media Design, Animation, Creative Advertising, and Interior Design with two concentration fields; Commercial and Hospitality Design, and Furniture and Interior Accessories. In Visual Communication Design program, the students learn how to integrate technical skills and theoretical knowledge in art and design to meet industry standards and provide them with the principal know-how of creative visual communication; it's historical and cultural significance, and its core technology that establish a solid ground for well-informed practice or further study. In order to providing international experience, Binus University facilitates students with various activities such as student exchange or study abroad program with numerous university partners and internship program in global companies. School of Design also regularly stages an annual exhibition event called Fresh n Brite. Displaying the best artwork from the final years students, this event becomes a medium between graduates and industries. For the achievements, in 2014 the institution was awarded as The Best Indonesia Visual Communication Design school in its national accreditation category, as well as students achievements who have won in both national and international competitions such as ASEAN Skill Competition in 2010, 2012, and 2014, Indonesia Graphic Design Awards 2010, Screening at Europe on Screen Festival 2010, and many more on the last fifteen years.
Abbreviation or Acronym:
BINUS University
Year Founded:
1974
Language of Operations:
Indonesian Bahasa
Other Language:
English
Jakarta Institute Of The Arts / Institut Kesenian Jakarta
Educational

Contact Info

Faculty of Arts And Design / Fakultas Seni Rupa
Kompleks Taman Ismail Marzuki, Jl.Cikini Raya No.73
Jakarta Pusat
,
DKI Jakarta
10330
 
Indonesia
T:
62213901965

Official Contact

Mr. Yudi Amboro
T:
62213901965

ico-D Liaison

Mr. Yudi Amboro
T:
62213901965

Member Profile

The Jakarta Institute of The Arts (IKJ) - Faculty of Arts and Design is one of three faculty under Jakarta Institute of The Arts, a private higher education Institution of Arts facilitated and subsidized by Jakarta Special Region City Government. As one of the oldest faculty when Jakarta Institute of The Arts founded in 1970, Faculty of Arts and Design nowadays consist of five program: Visual Communication Design Program with three majoring: Graphic Design, Illustration and Multimedia; Interior Design Program; Product Design Program majoring in Fashion Design; Fine Arts Program and Craft Program. Listed as one of the 50 most prominent under graduate programs of year 2008 by the Indonesia Directorate General of Higher Education, Faculty of Arts and Design currently reside in three connected building from A to C and one art gallery, serving 400 students ranging from year one to the final year studies and graduating about 100 bachelor holder each year. In term of cooperation Faculty of Arts and Design support and implementing IKJ policy with International agencies and other Art education institution in past and present such as: The Royal Netherland-Erasmus Huis, Centre Culturel Français (CCF), Academy of Fine Arts in Prague Czech Republic, Goethe Institute Germany, California Institute of The Arts (CalArts) USA, Islamic Republic of Iran, JENESYS Program Japan, Korea Cultural Centre, etc.
Year Founded:
1970
Language of Operations:
Indonesia
Tarumanagara University, Faculty of Visual Arts and Design
Educational

Contact Info

Visual Communication Design/ Interior Design
Jln. Letjen S. Parman nr 1
West Jakarta
,
DKI Jakarta
11440
 
Indonesia
T:
62215663125

Dean

Mr. Kurnia Setiawan

Vice Dean

Mrs. Noeratri Andanwerti

Member Profile

Tarumanagara University (founded in 1959) is one among the big private universities in Jakarta. Indonesia. Besides Faculty of Visual Arts and Design, managara University has also seven other faculties, namely (1)Technical Enginering, (2) Economics and Business Management, (3) Medical, (4) Law, (5) Communication, (6) Information Technology, and (7) Psychology. The Faculty of Visual Arts and Design,Tarumanagara University, consists of two departments, namely (1) Visual Communication Design, and (2) Interior Design. Within the Visual Communication Department these are three majors with courses of specialization in (a) Graphic Design, (b) Multimedia Design, and (3) Advertising/ Marketing Communication Design. Whereas, the Interior Design department provides elective special courses in (1) Exhibition Design and Visual Merchandizing (2) Interior Decorative Design, (3) Furniture design and (4) Lighting design, in addition to general private and public spaces, office, and commercial interior designing. In addition to the clasical class on theory and practical courses, we have already had several modern facilities , such as: audiovisuals and multimedia, computer graphics and CAD, photography, visual arts, illumination & acoustics, interior materials, and creative thinking workshop studios.
Abbreviation or Acronym:
Untar
Year Founded:
1994
Language of Operations:
Bahasa Indonesia
Other Language:
English
Universitas Multimedia Nusantara
Educational

Contact Info

Visual Communication Design
Faculty of Art & Design, 8th Floor Rectorat (A) Building
UMN Campus, Jl. Scientia Boulevard, Gading Serpong
Tangerang
,
Banten
15811
 
Indonesia
T:
622154220808
3003

Official Contact

Mr. Yusup Martyastiadi
T:
622154220808

ico-D Liaison

Mr. Gideon Kamang Frederick
T:
628176710007

Head of Visual Communication Design

Mr. Mohammad Rizaldi
T:
622154220808
3003

Member Profile

UMN was established on 25 November 2005 based on the National Education Ministerial Decree No. 169/D/O/2005. Its operation is officially managed by Multimedia Nusantara Foundation. This foundation was established by Kompas Gramedia, a reputable business group engaged in mass media, publishing, printing, bookstores, hotels and education services. UMN is an institution of higher education with information and communication technology as its basis in the learning process in each subject it delivers. The professional lecturers in education and the directed and integrated programs will bring UMN to be an outstanding university at both national and international levels. UMN is targeted to be the inspiration for the birth of a new educational paradigm for Indonesian young people so as to produce highly-competent and technopreneurship-based graduates. Vision Multimedia Nusantara becomes an outstanding university in ICT at both national and international levels, which produces graduates that are internationally-minded and highly competent in their field equipped with an entrepreneurial spirit and noble character. Mission To participate in educating the nation and to promote the welfare of the nation through providing higher education by implementing Tridarma Perguruan Tinggi (University’s three main purposes) (Education, Research, and Society Services), in order to improve quality of human resources of Indonesia. Visual Communication Design is one of study program concentrated on visual in New Media in the Faculty of Art & Design. As one of many University with Visual Communication Design Study Program in Indonesia, our main positioning is Digital Advertising, Publishing, Information, and Interaction Design. Until the mid of 2015, Visual Communications Design Study Program divided into four (4) concentration/ majors. They are Graphic Design, Animation, Digital Cinematography, and Interactive Media Design. However, in the late of 2015, Film & Television Study Program was establised and it has 2 majors, which are Film and Animation. Consequently, in 2016, Visual Communication Design Study Program has only 2 majors, which are Graphic Design and Interactive Media Design.
Abbreviation or Acronym:
UMN
Language of Operations:
Bahasa Indonesia
Other Language:
English

Israel

Shenkar College of Engineering, Design and Art
Educational

Contact Info

Industrial Design
12 Anna Frank Street
Ramat Gan
Israel
T:
97236110000

Official Contact

Mr. Yoav Ziv

ico-D Liaison

Ms. Esther Wynhorst

Member Profile

The Industrial Design Department (ID Department) at Shenkar College of Engineering, Design and Art is a four year undergraduate design studies department that awards graduates with a BDes. (Bachelor of Design) degree and is one of Israel’s leading departments in Industrial Design. The ID Department is one of six design departments and five Engineering departments at Shenkar College of Engineering, Design and Art. As such the ID department incorporates joint courses and collaborations with the Fashion Design, Textile Design, Shenkar MediaLab as well as Plastics Engineering and other Engineering and Design Departments within Shenkar college. The ID Department is located on the fourth floor of the Mitchell Building on 8 Yeda Am St. as part of Shenkar College's main campus, in Ramat Gan, adjacent to Israel's cultural center, Tel-Aviv. Industrial Design is interdisciplinary by its very definition and as such it is in a constant state of change, feeding into other disciplines and simultaneously being influenced by other disciplines. The Industrial Design Department at Shenkar strives to strike a fine balance between honing the skills of students and pushing the boundaries of the ever-evolving field of industrial design. Course Curriculum: The studies in the Industrial Design Department are spread out over four years. The first two years are dedicated to acquiring the basic tools and thought processes of Industrial design. The final two years are targeted at refining students skills through collaborations with industry leaders, experimentation within design methods and practices, culminating in final projects. Notable Courses: Automotive Design, Toy Design, Furniture Design, Consumer Product and Socially Responsible Design.
Language of Operations:
Hebrew
Other Language:
English

Japan

Musashino Art University
Educational

Contact Info

Science of Design
1-736 Ogawa-cho
Kodaira-shi
,
Tokyo
187-8505
 
Japan
T:
423426037

Professor of Science of Design

Prof. Akiyo Kobayashi

Member Profile

Musashino Art University is acknowledged as one of Japan's leading art and design universities. The school was founded as Teikoku Art School in 1929. The name changed to Musashino Art School in 1948. In 1962 it was renamed and reformed to Musashino Art University. There is a growing call for artists and designers with rich creative prowess who have the capacity to meet the challenges of economic globalization and rapid industrial advances, and thus require vast interdisciplinary knowledge ranging from global affairs such as environmental issues to art management along with the capacity to communicate in foreign languages. We aim to meet the increasing demands on advanced art and design education,which necessitates actively responding to the global changes we are now witnessing.
Abbreviation or Acronym:
MAU
Year Founded:
1929
Language of Operations:
Japanese
Other Language:
English

Jordan

Applied Science Private University
Educational

Contact Info

Faculty of Art and Design
Shafa Badran
Arabs street
Amman
11931
 
Jordan
T:
6 560 9999

Dean - Assistant Professor

Dr. Essam Abu-Awad
T:
797623700

ico-D Liaison

Dr. Essam Abu Awad
T:
779412717

Member Profile

The Faculty of Arts and Design Started in its scientific career as a department of Fine Arts with two majors, graphic design and interior design, in the academic year 1992/1993 as one of the College of Sciences departments, and later affiliated to the Faculty of Arts, before becoming the first private college of Art and Design in Jordan, under the issue of the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research, No. 285, date 22/8/ 2007. The college offers academic programs for bachelor's degree in the disciplines of graphic design, interior design, and there are plans for the development of new discipline such as Digital and Multimedia Design. The Faculty of Arts and Design work to serve the community and raise it in the cultural field of art and design, and this calls for the contribution in the promotion of ideas and the development of thought promotion, taste and human values, ??and provide the country with expert designers supplied with a mean of knowledge assets. The College considered as a source of human development through the development of innovative mentality, in order to achieve the link between university education and community social needs. Based on the philosophy of the university and its general objectives and mission, the college work permanently to control the quality of the educational process and improve outcomes in response to the needs of the community, and the labor market, and support the development process and investment by providing outstanding educational opportunities, in accordance with the international standards, and provide students with theoretical and applied knowledge in the field of specialization. The College work through the permanent presence of international institutions to develop and enrich the academic programs offered by the college, in addition to introduce the students for the achievements of Jordan, and highlight the Jordan position and role in the Arab and international arena.
Abbreviation or Acronym:
ASU
Year Founded:
1993

Kuwait

American University of Kuwait
Educational

Contact Info

Department of Art and Graphic Design
P.O. Box 3323 Safat 13034
Kuwait
Kuwait
T:
22248399
3601

Chair, Department of Art and Graphic Design

Prof. William Andersen
T:
96522248399
3646

Professor, Graphic Design

Prof. Maryam Hosseinnia
T:
2248399

Member Profile

The Graphic Design program offers students the opportunity to pursue a degree emphasizing a balance of theory and practice in the art and science of visual communication. The program emphasizes critical thinking, analysis and problem solving through the teaching of design history, methodology and technologies. Students cultivate cultural and aesthetic sensibilities for a diverse, global, professional market.
Abbreviation or Acronym:
AUK
Language of Operations:
English
Other Language:
Arabic

Lebanon

Académie Libanaise des Beaux-Arts- Université de Balamand
Educational

Contact Info

Ecole des Arts Décoratifs - Section Arts Graphiques et Publicité
Emile Eddé Street - Sin El Fil
Beirut
55 251 - Sin El Fil
 
Lebanon
T:
1 489 206/7/8

Dean

Prof. André Bekhazi

ico-D Liaison

Mrs. Karma Tohme
T:
3087295

Member Profile

The Académie Libanaise des Beaux-Arts (ALBA) is the first national institution for higher education in Lebanon. Since its creation in 1944, ALBA stands out as a leader in the field of Fine Arts and Design in the Middle-East. In 1988, it joins the University of Balamand. ALBA has been a pioneer in implementing innovative study programs maintaining its curricula at the leading edge of progress; these include: Architecture, Fine Arts, Interior Architecture, Global Design, Graphic Design, Cinema and Television, Urban Planning, and Landscape Architecture. This variety of programs offers students a unique educational experience through a multidisciplinary teaching approach thus stimulating their creativity. Teaching at ALBA is undertaken by prominent local and international professionals and academics from various renowned institutions to which ALBA is connected to through several cooperation agreements which serve to promote students' mobility. Moreover, the participation in international workshops, be them in Lebanon or abroad, gives the students the opportunity to challenge their ideas and discover new ways of sound analytical and critical thinking methods. In 2004, ALBA adopts the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS) in order to mainstream its programs with existing international educational platforms. Teaching in ALBA is mainly project-driven thus encouraging students to combine both theory and practice in a critical approach. This method is nurtured by several research programs implemented in various departments. Classes at ALBA are human-sized which allows students to receive a tailored and personalized follow-up. ALBA is strongly committed to excellence, innovation, and public support through mutual dialogue and participation with the Community of Lebanon represented through academic and public institutions, as well as the civil society. ALBA's long-established professional network provides students with high-end employment opportunities tailored to local, regional, and international labor markets. Through their internationally renowned projects and the prizes awarded to them, ALBA's graduates and Alumni alike bear witness to its well-acclaimed success.
Abbreviation or Acronym:
ALBA
Language of Operations:
French
Other Language:
English
American University of Beirut
Educational

Contact Info

Architecture and Design
11-0236 Bliss Street
Beirut
1107 2020
 
Lebanon
T:
9611350000

Professor - Graphic Design Co-ordinator

Ms. Lina Ghaibeh

Administrative Assistant

Mrs. Sirene Salam
T:
9611350000

Member Profile

The Department of Architecture and Design at the American University of Beirut has two undergraduate programs in Architecture and Graphic Design and two graduate programs in Urban Planning and Policy and Urban Design. The Architecture program was established in 1966 and offers the professional degree of Bachelor of Architecture. The Graphic Design program was established in 1992 and offers the professional degree of Bachelor of Fine Arts in Graphic Design. The Graphic Design Program is comprised of a total of 139 credit hours normally taken over four years. The graduate programs in Urban Planning and Policy and Urban Design were established in 1998 and offer a Master of Urban Planning and Policy and a Master of Urban Design. The programs through their curricular structure, course offering and content offer students in the Department of Architecture and Design the solid training that prepares them for the challenges of the professional practice and offers them a competitive edge through the exposure to high quality academic discourse and diverse design methods within a rich studio environment and with up-to-date technology. Design teaching applies professional and technical skills within a process that is culturally and theoretically grounded. The design discipline is understood as a cultural practice that engages social, economic and political issues and as a critical tool of inquiry that integrates process with product and methodology with representation in a multidisciplinary manner. Inquiry through design comes with an acute awareness of our existence in the region with its multitude of languages and cultures. The curriculum is structured to ensure that students progress from basic skills and knowledge to advanced critical applications and independent thinking. It leads them from foundation courses to advanced thematic and interdisciplinary courses to an independent design thesis project. The distribution of the courses is designed to ensure both a solid training in the field and an appropriate exposure to related fields as well as fields of their own interest.
Year Founded:
1992
Language of Operations:
English
American University of Science and Technology
Educational

Contact Info

Arts+Design Department
Alfred Naccash Avenue
Ashrafieh
,
Beirut
16-6452
 
Lebanon
T:
1 218716
666

Chairperson of the Arts and Design department

Hala Bohasli Habbal
T:
1218716
666

Member Profile

The American University of Science & Technology (AUST) is a private non-sectarian institution of higher learning licensed by Presidential Decree number 677. The University strives to provide top-level education at moderate costs to avail needy students with opportunities to receive American-style education. The institution espouses the ideas and thinking of its founders who believe that each individual should be given a chance to realize his/her potentials through a university-level training that is not prohibitively expensive or exclusive. AUST's commitment to international human understanding has led it to establish i) an extensive network of affiliations; and ii) exchange and cooperation agreements with international universities in USA, Europe, Canada and the Middle East. Consequently, offering the Lebanese and foreign students with unique cross-cultural study opportunities; and the faculty with substantial research possibilities.
Abbreviation or Acronym:
AUST
Year Founded:
2000
Language of Operations:
English
Other Language:
French
Lebanese American University
Educational

Contact Info

Graphic Design Department
P.O. Box 13-5053
Beirut
Lebanon
T:
1786456

Chairperson

Prof. Randa Abdel Baki
T:
9611786456
1706

Coordinator of Fine Arts Program

Prof. Lee Frederix
T:
9611786456
1051

Department of Art & Design Associate Chair

Prof. Melissa Plourde Khoury
T:
9619547254
2339

Member Profile

Graphic Design Department at the American University was established in 1996. It is a three-year programme that includes a foundation year, where students are introduced to the design discipline as a whole; a junior year, where they engage in building their skills and knowledge in typography, packaging, publication, illustration, corporate identity, and digital screen-based design; and a senior year, where assignments take on specific areas of design selected by the students. Cutting across various topics, thoughts and ideologies translate into visual communication solutions in their final projects. The graphic design programme has currently 350 students enrolled, under the supervision and guidance of 20 faculty members. Some of our students and faculty work has been featured lately in several international design magazines and publications, such as novum, Output, Communication Arts and Design Graphics.
Abbreviation or Acronym:
LAU

Malaysia

INTI International College Subang
Educational

Contact Info

INTI Center of Art and Design (ICAD)
3, Jalan SS15/8
Subang Jaya
,
Selangor
47500
 
Malaysia

Official Contact

Ms. Tong Yin Ang
T:
60356232856

ico-D Liaison

Mr. Chee Keong Lee
T:
60356232895

Member Profile

INTI has established the INTI Center of Art and Design (ICAD) (2013) at INTI Subang campus that offers the full array of art and design programs along with the specialized facilities. Other than the physical facilities, ICAD has emphasized on regular curriculum revamping, where feedback from different stakeholders been collected to create the most robust and industry relevant curriculum. Staff professional development is an on-going faculty initiatives to develop staff knowledge, skills and abilities in inspiring students through teaching. Through this initiatives, staff and students are exposed to practical and interdisciplinary experience maintaining a competitive edge.
Year Founded:
1986
Language of Operations:
English
Other Language:
NIL

Mexico

Anáhuac University
Educational

Contact Info

Investigaciones y Estudios Superiores S.C
Av. Universidad Anáhuac 46
Lomas Anáhuac
Huixquilucan
52786
 
Mexico
T:
55 5627 0210

Promotion Coordinator

Ms. Mónica Puigferrat Novella
T:
56270210
8448

Member Profile

Anahuac University was founded in 1964 in response to the challenges facing a rapidly modernizing Mexico and the world around it. The University supports and promotes the development of our society by providing the opportunity for a complete education to each entering class.
Abbreviation or Acronym:
ANUN
Year Founded:
1964
Language of Operations:
Spanish
Universidad de Monterrey
Educational

Contact Info

Departamento de Diseño
Av.I. Morones Prieto 4500 Pte.
San Pedro Garza
,
NL
66238
 
Mexico
T:
812151000
1203

President

Mr. Mario Páez González
T:
82151000

Associate Dean for International Affairs

Dr. Marco Garrido
T:
82151276

Dean of the Centro Roberto Garza Sada, School of Art, Architecture and Design

Dr. Carlos García González

Member Profile

stands out as model of liberal arts education. We believe that education does not only consist of the acquisition of knowledge, but should also seek the comprehensive and holistic development of the human being. Our fundamental challenge its to go beyond the graduation of professionals who excel in their chosen fields of specialisation; we seek to shape the whole person, providing him or her a liberal arts education and social sensitivity. This is supported by a comfortable and functional technological infrastructure and several national and international institutions accredit our quality. We can confidently assure that UDEM forms excellent professionals, extraordinary people.
Abbreviation or Acronym:
UDEM
Language of Operations:
Spanish
Other Language:
English
Universidad Iberoamericana Ciudad de Mexico
Educational

Contact Info

Design
Prolongacion Paseo de la Reforma 880. Edif.P primer piso
Lomas de Santa Fe, D.F.
,
Ciudad de Mexico
01210
 
Mexico
T:
59504251

Director - Department of Design

Ms. Maria Eugenia Rojas
T:
59504236

Member Profile

The firsts studies of Design in Mexico started at the University Iberoamericana 50 years ago. The Design Department is related to several productive sectors: visual applied communications, creative interactive media, multimedia, strategic thinking, art and culture, product innovation strategies, fashion and textiles and product design. The university offers four bachelor degree programs: Industrial Design, Textile Design, Graphic Design, Interactive Design, and a Master Degree in Design Strategy and Innovation.

They strongly believe that design is an important factor of social development and should become an integral part of the multicultural and multiethnic Mexico of today. Their students confront the actual problems of our country in an appropriate manner, by using alternative methodologies and trying to have an overall view of the social impact of their professional activity.

Abbreviation or Acronym:
IBERO
Year Founded:
1955
Language of Operations:
Spanish

Peru

Instituto San Ignacio de Loyola
Educational

Contact Info

Graphic Design
Av. La Fontana 795
La Molina
Lima 12
 
Peru
T:
1706000

Dean

Mr. Carlos Palomino

Academic Director of Graphic Design

Mr. Gabriel Rodríguez Rengifo

Member Profile

The world of communication design is becoming broader and, hence, creating greater opportunities in the labor market. In any of the many fields in communication design, ranging from design to management of a company's image, the communicator must be able to learn to adapt to the continuous changes in society and technology, with full knowledge of the most important trends, lifestyles and fashions. At ISIL you are given the opportunity to be integrated into this growing universe of possibilities with a career within Art and Design and Integrated Communication. --- El mundo de las comunicaciones cada vez es más amplio y, por lo mismo, da mayores oportunidades en el mercado laboral. En cualquiera de sus múltiples campos, que van desde el diseño hasta el manejo de la imagen de cualquier empresa, el comunicador debe ser capaz de saber adaptarse a las continuas transformaciones de la sociedad y la tecnología, con pleno conocimiento de las tendencias más importantes, estilos de vida y modas. En ISIL te damos la oportunidad de estar integrado a este creciente universo de posibilidades con sus carreras de Arte y Diseño Gráfico y de Comunicación Integral.
Abbreviation or Acronym:
ISIL
Year Founded:
1983
Universidad de Ciencias y Artes de América Latina
Educational

Contact Info

Design Faculty
AV. La Molina 3755
Sol de la Molina
Lima
,
La Molina
12
 
Peru
T:
622 2222
5418

Vice Chancellor of Innovation and Director of the Design Faculty

Mr. Oscar Mas
T:
6222222
5418

Design Faculty Coordinator

Mr. Eduardo Velarde
T:
6222222
5442

Member Profile

UCAL born with the idea of ​​being the best college for young people with talent, develop their creativity professionally. Now grow up with the power of innovation to transform the world from the ideas and creative abilities. In UCAL everything moves with the energy to imagine a better, more just and more educated. The means to achieve this ideal is the education we provide for a professional future and constantly changing market. To UCAL change is global, digital and cultural, and it is this world that the sciences and the creative arts are linked to innovate. A frame innovative knowledge and skills that provide different ways to train professionals 100% original
Abbreviation or Acronym:
UCAL
Year Founded:
2010
Language of Operations:
Spanish
Other Language:
English

Russian Federation

Stroganov Moscow State University Design and Applied Arts
Educational

Contact Info

Communicative design
Volokolamskoe 9
Moscow
125 080
 
Russian Federation
T:
0951586927

Professor

Prof. Lavrentiev Alexander

Head of International Relations Dept

Ms. Olga Sukhomlinova

Member Profile

  
Abbreviation or Acronym:
STROG1
Year Founded:
1825
Language of Operations:
Russian
Other Language:
English
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