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Buro.'s guide to the best art and design schools in the world, and their most progressive courses to study

Buro.'s guide to the best art and design schools in the world, and their most progressive courses to study

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Text: Ethan Lee

Editor: Aravin Sandran


Goldsmiths, University of London

Where: London, United Kingdom
What to study: BA (HONS) Digital Anthropology
Why: The first of its kind in the country, this three-year bachelor programme will explore some of the most important socio-cultural issues of our times such as fake news and data breaches through the lens of technology and the digital world. You'll be learning in-demand hard skills such as web programming and data visualisation that'll ensure you're employable outside of the niche art bubble.
Intake: The course is slated to run in 2020.

Yale University

Where: New Haven, Connecticut, United States
What to study: First-year major in Computing and the Arts
Why: Intersecting the disparate worlds of computer science and the arts, this course will essentially investigate the role of computers within the various disciplines of the arts from the composition of contemporary music to the types of analyses that are conducted by art historians. With computers and technology playing an increasing role in the production of the arts, students will be able to reimagine the possibilities of digital creation and create virtual tools of the future.Buro.'s guide to the best art and design schools in the world, and their most progressive courses to study (фото 1)

Central Saint Martins, University of the Arts London

Where: London, United Kingdom
What to study: MA in Biodesign
Why: Develop new ways of addressing urgent challenges such as climate change and the depletion of natural resources at Central Saint Martins' latest postgraduate progamme. The disruptive art college — which is best known for its illustrious fashion alumni —has engaged a Lecturer in Biology to faciliate the course, and even built a dedicated bio facility called the 'Grow Lab' for technical experimentation. 
Intake: September 2019

Aalto University

Where: Greater Helsinki, Finland
What to study: MA in Creative Sustainability
Why: The programme is multidisciplinary and truly global in terms of its curriculum and student intake. It has created a holistic learning platform that brings together the fields of architecture, built environment, business, and design to respond to diverse environmental, social and economic challenges such as climate change, economic inequality and rapid population growth. Graduates are primed for positions within urban planning, social innovation, and sustainability.

 

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