Collaborative Problem Solving
Group projects are designed to simulate workplace practices in order to prepare students for professional settings. For example, program participants recently worked with students in a writing class at Eugene Lang College The New School for Liberal Arts to publish the literary magazine Release. Students have also designed a series of annual publications called WORK Books, which presents the work of graduating AAS program participants.
Collaborative problem solving is a key principle of the School of Art, Media, and Technology (AMT). The school is home to the Graphic Design program as well as allied programs in Design and Technology, Communication Design, Fine Arts, Photography, and Illustration.
New York City’s commercial firms and organizations employ some of the world’s most acclaimed designers for print, Web, interaction, advertising, gaming, and broadcast. These industry leaders serve as program instructors, expert presenters, internship hosts, and guest critics of student work.
New York-based industry organizations like AIGA, IxDA (Interaction Design Association), The Type Directors Club and The Art Directors Club as well as research groups like Eyebeam Art and Technology Center offer opportunities for networking, research, and project support.