JUNE 7 - JUNE 28
APPLICATION DEADLINE MARCH 2
ReProgram is an intense three-week international graphic design program that connects students with some of the best designers and design thinkers in the Netherlands. The program, based in Den Haag, will change your approach to design thinking and practice by introducing and challenging you to new design methodologies. Projects place less focus on the finished artifact and more on the critical evolution of what informs the design.
The program has been developed by the Communication Design Department at College for Creative Studies in Detroit and is lead by Susan LaPorte and Matthew Raupp, Communication Design Professors. It is divided into two broad sessions each directed by tutors who bring their unique design process to the sessions. Participants will have the opportunity to work on studio projects alongside internationally recognized Dutch designer Bob van Dijk (www.bobvandijk.com) and RNDR (rndr.studio).
Studio tours and individual work sessions are also part of the program. A few individuals and offices from past years include Studio Moniker, Studio Dumbar, Team Thursday, 75 B, Lava, Koehorst in’t veld, Lesley Moore, Trapped in Suburbia, Underware, Thonik, Mevis /van Deursen, Karel Martens, Experimental Jetset, Richard Niessen, Esther de Vries, Peter Bilák, RNDR, Superposition, Werkplaats Typografie, CatalogTree, Speculoos, Clever Franke, Guido BeBoer, BASE Design as well as many others.
While the sessions have a focus on making, building, coding, animating, writing, photographing, videoing and other forms of articulating an idea, this is not a portfolio program.
Beyond the studio sessions participants will visit design studios, museums, private collections, design schools, and guest critics in a variety of Dutch cities, such as Amsterdam, Arnhem, Breda, Eindhoven, Rotterdam and Utrecht. Side trips have included visits to cities such as Brussels, Antwerp, Berlin, Paris, Prague and Copenhagen. The program is 3 graduate or undergraduate studio credit hours.
The Netherlands is a relatively small country with an amazing design culture. For over a century design has been a part of a person's everyday in a way seen in only a few other cultures. From polders and dikes to row houses and canals, the vibrant dutch culture continues to respond to change and reinvention. During the first part of the 20th century, the Netherlands was one of the countries at the center of the early modern movement. Key early pioneers such as Piet Zwart and Paul Schuitema through their work and role as educators created a link between early modern and today's contemporary practitioners. Gert Dumbar, founder of Studio Dumbar had Piet Zwart as one of his teachers. The design partners Linda van Deursen and Armand Mevis interned at studio Dumbar and went on to become influential designers and educators influencing a new generation of designers.
Accommodations are arranged through an agency that rents apartments. The accommodations are 2 to 4 persons per apartment with laundry, kitchen, and common spaces. All sites are easy walking distance within a safe pedestrian-centric city center.
The summer program is open to BFA, MFA candidates, design educators and practicing designers in the professional areas of graphic design, interaction design, and communication design. The program has been a unique opportunity aiding MFA students in the development of their thesis. For professionals and educators, the program offers a fresh perspective on their current approaches to design.
DATES FOR THE PROGRAM?
The program begins on Sunday, June 07th and ends on Sunday, June 28th. We recommend you arrive in the Netherlands one day earlier to help with jet lag. You will need to book your own room for the earlier stay. Apartment check–in is Sunday, June 07 and check–out is Sunday June 28.
The program uses facilities at Gallery West and RNDR's studio as its main stage. Depending on the projects and research other facilities in the neighborhood may be integrated into the program. Den Haag, at its core, is a small walkable city.
ARE THERE SCHOLARSHIPS?
The College for Creative Studies only offers scholarships to students enrolled at CCS. However many past applicants have found study abroad funding from their own institution. Please check with your study abroad office regarding opportunities that may be available.
All programs and lectures are in English.
The program is an official academic program of the College for Creative Studies Communication Design Department. The College for Creative Studies is a fully accredited art and design college offering BFA and MFA degrees. Candidates who successfully complete the program are eligible for three undergraduate or graduate studio credit hours. If accepted by your institution, the credits can be transferred and applied toward your BA, BFA, MA or MFA degree.
TRAVEL TO THE NETHERLANDS?
Candidates will arrange their own flight to the Netherlands. The main airport in Amsterdam is approximately 30 minutes by train to Den Haag. The trains leave directly from the airport terminal and run frequently.
All travelers to the Netherlands who do not hold an EU passport will require a passport upon entry to the Netherlands. A visa is not necessary for U.S., Canadian or EU applicants but the rules vary for other countries. If you are in doubt regarding your status check with a Netherlands Consulate.
THE DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS IS MARCH 2, 2019
1. Download REPROGRAM APPLICATION
2. Complete the PDF application form and return via email to KRISTIN KOCH
3. Your application must include a URL link to your work, a brief letter of intent (why this is important to you) and make sure your references and their contact information are included.
4. Pay a good faith deposit of $300.00. The deposit can be paid via credit card by visiting our PAYMENT STORE.
NOTE: upon acceptance, the $300.00 deposit will be applied to the program cost. If you are not included in the program the deposit will be returned.
Participants will be notified by March 23nd. After acceptance, you will be given a payment schedule with full payment due by May 4th.
Cost of the program is $4,300.00
This includes three undergraduate or graduate credit hours in studio. Accommodations, studio fees, museum fees, some meals, and all transportation in Europe.
Kristin Koch (313 664 1645)
or Susan LaPorte
College for Creative Studies
Communication Design Department
201 E. Kirby St.
Detroit, MI 48202