Looking for great design ideas for your home? Check “INT/EXT, an Interior & Architectural Student Exhibition” at the Delaware College of Art and Design, which begins Nov. 6. Each year, DCAD hosts a visiting exhibition in the Toni & Stuart B. Young Gallery that focuses on one its six majors.
Showcasing some of the best interior and architectural student work in the Northeast, “INT/EXT” highlights the work of students at Maryland Institute College of Art, Moore College of Art & Design and Pratt Institute and their distinctive approaches to preparing students for the design profession.
The programs take on unique and innovative approaches toward the training of designers, with the common aim of preparing creative, analytical thinkers and technically proficient designers. From video presentations and 3-dimensional models to hand-made drawings and computer renderings, work in the exhibition focuses on the creative process, including the study of site development, program development and form-making.
To prepare students for the rigors of the interior design trade, Moore College of Art & Design’s Interior Design BFA program enhances its intensive design studios with an internship program, using an established networking infrastructure to acclimate students to a wide range of realities faced by designers.
Students receive a well-rounded approach to interior design, including a semester-long internship in a licensed professional practice. Maryland Institute College of Art’s Architectural Design BFA program builds a foundation for architectural design students through a tradition of multidisciplinary design. With roots as an environmental design program, students analyze design problems from a variety of points of view outside of architecture that can come to bear on the physical environment. Pratt Institute’s Interior Design BFA program is the first for training interior designers in the country. Pratt takes full advantage of its location in New York City, the capital of interior design, for its architecturally oriented program.
Students look at all aspects of space—scale, proportion, configuration and light source—as well as textures, materials, and color—in relation to their effect on the human spirit. All three schools embrace collaboration in the design process and train students in a wide range of digital and hand-made techniques for the design and presentation processes: CAD, 3-D modeling, digital rendering and digital fabrication. From printed drawings with text and architectural models to video and 3-D presentations, DCAD is excited to showcase the work of these innovative and unique schools and their distinctive approaches to preparing students for their individual design futures. The opening reception coincides with Wilmington’s monthly Art Loop. “INT/EXT” will run through Jan. 9. For more information, call 622-8000 or visit www.dcad.edu.