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Rhode Island School of Design

Two College Street • Providence, RI 02903-2784

faculty:
Department of Industrial Design • 2006/2007
phone: 401 454-6160 • fax: 401 454-6157 department head
Mitchell Ackerman
Professor
bs, Skidmore College
about the department: The Industrial bachelor of industrial design bfa curriculum: mid, Rhode Island School of Design
Design (id) curriculum educates program (bid): The fifth year leads 1st year
students to identify and resolve to the professional degree (bid); Foundation Studies full-time faculty
design problems – innovatively students may apply to the program Leslie Fontana
Associate Professor
and with sensitivity to the social, during their fourth year as id majors. 2nd year bfa, Carnegie Mellon University
physical and ecological environment. The additional year comprises Metal I bs, University of the Arts
Students learn the traditional values advanced studio work, a formal Wood I
of industrial design and, while degree project and study of legal Design Principles Soojung Ham
and business practices to prepare Assistant Professor
building an awareness of materials, Presentation I
bfa, Ewha Womans University
gain an in-depth understanding students for professional work. Wood II or Metal II bfa, Rhode Island School of Design
of visual and three-dimensional History of Industrial Design
vocabulary. master of industrial design Liberal Arts Elizabeth Mosher
program (mid): This two-year grad- Assistant Professor
uate program is oriented toward ba, University of Chicago
bachelor of fine arts program (bfa): 3rd year
mfa, University of Illinois
Students learn to analyze and solve developing an understanding of Advanced Design Studio
diverse design problems from tech- design application and theory. Manufacturing Techniques Khipra Nichols
nical, aesthetic, social and ecologi- Students are given the resources Presentation II or CAD Associate Professor
cal viewpoints. Work progresses to identify, expand and test Non-Major Electives bfa, bid, Rhode Island School of
Design
from initial developmental draw- personal and professional devel- Liberal Arts
ings, through three-dimensional opment through an intensive Robert O’Neal
drawings, mock-ups and models, to exploration of design ideas. The 4th year Professor
working drawings and prototype study of history and theory is Advanced Design Studio bs, Philadelphia College of Art
construction with manufacturing fundamental to the program and is Non-Major Electives ma, Cornell University
considerations. The curriculum is used to complement, support and Liberal Arts Lorna Ross
structured so the skills of drawing, inform the thesis project. Associate Professor
presentation and model-making bid curriculum: ba, National College of Art &
are taught as an integral part of the technology + facilities: Fully 1st-4th years Design, Dublin
design studios. Innovation is equipped wood, metal and model see bfa curriculum above ma, Royal College of Art, London
stressed, along with the ability to shops (including vacuform and Adam Smith
refine formal design issues. Di- casting equipment for plastics) 5th year Associate Professor
versification within the curriculum provide in-depth construction ex- Industrial Design Studio bfa, Rhode Island School of Design
prepares students to enter the field perience, allowing students to see ID Graduate Seminar
Seth Stem
of design at either an industrial or their designs develop from concept Degree Project
Professor
entrepreneurial level. to finished product. Photography Legal and Business Practice bs, Pennsylvania State University
studios and gallery space are also Major Elective mfa, Virginia Commonwealth
available. At the beginning of the Non-Major Elective University
sophomore year, every ID major is
part-time faculty
required to buy the type of laptop
Charles Appleton
computer specified by the depart-
ment. Software used by majors Matthew Bird
includes Illustrator, Photoshop, bfa, Rhode Island School of Design
InDesign, SolidWorks, Rhino and
Katherine Blacklock
Flash.
mfa, Rhode Island School of Design

Matthew Cottam
bid, Rhode Island School of Design

William Crozier
bid, Rhode Island School of Design

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Rhode Island School of Design
Two College Street • Providence, RI 02903-2784

Don DeLuca
Department of Industrial Design • 2006/2007 bfa, Rhode Island School of Design
phone: 401 454-6160 • fax: 401 454-6157
Alan French
bfa, Rhode Island School of Design
mfa curriculum: visiting designers/critics: Linda Jenna Goldberg
1st year Garland, Paul Hawken, Marco Stein- bfa, University of the Arts
Graduate Studio berg, Simon Vélez, James Wines mfa, Rhode Island School of Design
Graduate Seminar

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Mark Johnston

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Textiles Seminar selected alumni: Michael Cousins

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Drawing or Color Elective(s) ’60, Gregory Fossella ’58, Marshall Design
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Wintersession Ned Levine ’76, Jane Pallera ’91, Matthew Kressy

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bfa, Rhode Island School of Design
Jacqueline Sava ’96, Fred Spector

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2nd year mid ’88, Linda Zelenko ’83, Lisa Michael Lamar
Graduate Seminar Ziff mid ’91 mfa, Rhode Island School of Design
Graduate Studio
Textiles Seminar internships: There are numerous Steve Lane
bfa, Rhode Island School of Design
Drawing or Color Elective(s) opportunities for students to work
Thesis Project with industry through Wintersession
H
Michael Lye
id building, 166 South Main Street
Thesis Writing internships and corporate-spon- bfa, Rhode Island School of Design
Wintersession sored studio projects during the
junior and senior years. Seongah Park
bfa, mfa, Seoul National Univer-
sity
number of currently enrolled career possibilities: entrepreneur, mid, Rhode Island School of Design
undergraduates: 186 in-house corporate designer, light-
ing designer, furniture designer, James Pelto
number of currently enrolled toy designer, shoe designer, auto- bfa, Philadelphia College of Art
graduate students: 17 mobile designer, appliance designer, Peter Prip
web designer, software developer,
teacher, design writer Rosanne Ramos
barch, University of Houston
mid, Rhode Island School of Design
Dean Robinson
bs, Florida Atlantic University
bfa, Rhode Island School of Design

Mimi Robinson
bfa, Rhode Island School of Design

Steven Santaniello
mfa, Rhode Island School of Design

Michael Scimeca
mid, Rhode Island School of Design

John Seeley
bfa, Rhode Island School of Design
mfa, Cranbook Academy

Peter Ward
bfa, Rhode Island School of Design

Sarah Ann Wildgoose


bid, University of Cincinnati

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