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Applied Craft and Design Program featured in Design 360° Magazine


Design 360° features student work and an interview with AC+D Chair JP Reuer.

The 40th issue of Chinese design magazine, Design 360° Magazine, features a twelve-page spread on PNCA’s joint MFA in Applied Craft and Design Program (AC+D) with Oregon College of Art and Craft. Design 360°, founded in 2005, is the only non-governmentally funded design magazine in mainland China.



Work by Selja Ojanne ’11 and David Boekelheide ’11. Photos courtesy of the artists.

The article includes an interview with AC+D program chair JP Reuer, as well as numerous examples of student work from the program including pieces by Selja Ojanne ’11, David Boekelheide ’11, Matthew Williams ’11, Rachel Cox ’11, Laura Allcorn ’11, Jacob Tietze ’12, Jody Dunphy ’12, Eric Trine ’13, and Daniel Jamieson ’13.

“Far too many MFA graduates begin their quest for a sustainable creative practice unprepared for the challenges involved in establishing their career, and end up abandoning their dreams,” explains Reuer in the article. “The core mission of this program is to provide students with a real chance of making a living and thriving as an independent artist, designer, or maker.”

He goes on to say, “We expect that graduates of the MFA in Applied Craft and Design program become not only desirable employees in the creative industries, but that they eventually launch their own making-based small businesses, becoming employers and, in fact, cultural producers through socially invested creative practice.”

From the International Council of Societies for Industrial Design:

“Design 360° is an all-round design magazine dedicated to introducing international advanced design concepts, original works, outstanding designers and prestigious design institutes. It covers architecture, animation, industrial design, interior design, graphic design, digital design, fashion design, etc., being an informative source for students in art and design academies, professional designers and amateurs alike, who take great interest in international design trends.”

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— Posted on 10/15 at 02:16 PM

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