To replicate the industry atmosphere, Curry College has renovated space in the Kennedy Academic Building to mirror a “ThinkTank” design studio. In this space, students can brainstorm, conceptualize, and develop dynamic systems that facilitate meaningful, consumer-based interactions. Students now have access to a digital photography studio, industry-standard Wacom tablets, and large format printers.
“We’ve designed the curriculum and the new classroom space to mirror what our students will experience in the industry,” says Alison Poor-Donahue, MFA, associate professor of graphic design. “As an educator, I want to create a seamless transition from the learning experiences in the classroom directly into the industry. We’ve raised the bar on the degree of technical rigor and creativity we demand of students while focusing on their success by supporting and developing individual creativity, intellectual knowledge, and professional abilities.”
Each student has access to a 16” Wacom Cintiq Pro tablet, an industry-standard drawing tool used by today’s leading studios and agencies. The Wacom tablet offers the latest Wacom Pro Pen and screen technology built for professional artists and designers, and gives students the opportunity to create job-winning portfolios.