De Program is an intense three week graphic design program emphasizing individual and small group interaction with some of the best European designers and design offices. Based in the Netherlands, and led by Doug Kisor, Chair of Graphic Design at the College for Creative Studies, De Program offers participants a new vantage point from which to see and understand design. Change what you see, change what you feel, and most importantly, change what you think. When you participate in De Program you choose to place yourself in a new frame; you change your familiar.
Participants have the unique opportunity to work on studio projects along side of internationally recognized Dutch designers; last year’s group worked with Bob Van Dijk and the partners of Koehorst in ’t Veld.
As with past De Programs the projects will be defined by the tutors and involve research, information gathering, idea generation and form making informed by the realities of working in another place and culture. Content, intent and fresh thinking will define the end solution/s. This year there will be two projects. The first project will be directed by Bob Van Dijk, designer, Den Haag. The second project beginning on Wednesday July 3rd will be conducted by the team of Studio LUST based in Den Haag.
Studio tours and individual work sessions are also part of the program. Individuals and offices from past years include: Barlock, Studio Dumbar, 75B, Ping Pong, Lava, Koehorst in ’t Veld, Lesley Moore, SYB, Lava, Underware, Thonik, Luna Maurer, Mevis / Van Deursen, Karel Martens, Experimental Jetset, Richard Niessen, Esther de Vries, Peter Bil'ak as well as many others.
Wednesday April 24, 2014
Include application form, a digital portfolio, (ten to twenty projects) with a list and description of projects, a $300.00 application fee (application fee will be returned upon non-acceptance), and a statement of intent.
Registration & full payment due: May 14. Application fee for accepted candidates cannot be refunded if you decline to participate after May 17. If you decline prior to May 17th your application fee will be refunded.
Overall program cost $4,100.00. Your $300.00 application fee will be deducted from the $4,100.00 total. The program is three graduate or undergraduate credits.
Fee covers tuition, accommodations, all European ground transportation, breakfast, museum or event fees, some meals, studio facilities and honorarium for the faculty and guest lectures. Students are responsible for their flight to Europe and some food expenses.