Our short-term faculty-led programs are integrated into a semester-length course at CCAD, taught on campus during the spring semester. Travel to the particular region or countries occurs before, after or during a break in the semester. These programs, led by CCAD faculty, typically range from one to three weeks.
Here are some of our recent programs:
International Branding and Product Development
Students at CCAD are spending the spring 2016 semester investigating international brands and products marketed to a European audience. They're also working on two intensive, portfolio-level design projects with Frog Design in Munich and Leo Burnett in Berlin. And they'll travel to Germany on a 10-day trip to explore Europe's rich design and cultural museums, as well as innovative product environments and showrooms.
The Mythic Irish Landscape
Students spent the spring 2015 semester at CCAD investigating the Irish landscape through its history and its expression in the visual arts before traveling to Ireland for a two-week trip. They explored the west coast of Ireland, visiting prehistoric tombs and forts, medieval castles and monasteries and beautiful geographic sites like the Cliffs of Moher.
Students spent the spring 2015 semester at CCAD learning about the letterform as an element of design and its potential as a means of communication beyond text. Then, they traveled to New York City for a 10-day seminar, visiting firms, studios and agencies that specialize in typography.