Stationed in the Yangtze Delta Area – the birthplace of silk and now the hub of modern fashion and textile production in China, students will explore museums to study Chinese traditional costumes and their influence on global fashion development and visit factories to investigate the latest apparel and textile facilities where many internationally recognized fashion brands are made.
The Design faculty strongly encourages students to study abroad. Through this experience students can gain valuable knowledge about design in other cultures and can develop a much richer understanding of design. Interaction with design students and faculty world-wide provides a distinctive approach and diverse perspective to design problems and their creative solutions. Different geographical and cultural regions offer unique environmental and cultural elements that can greatly enrich the design process, for students and future design professionals.
Filmmaking, storytelling and time-based design are quickly becoming essential tools for today’s designers. There is no place better to study these traditions than Ireland; a country rich with cultural, political and social histories, and world-class creative practices. And best of all, each student will make their own short film, individually or collaboratively. What could be a better souvenir?
European countries are bursting at the seams with history and design. Join Prof. Tim McNeil on a journey through England and the Netherlands for an unparalleled insight into two countries famous for their design tradition as well as their design innovation.