In addition to obtaining credits toward graduation, participation in the studio course provides students with valuable experience in teamwork, professional business practices and client and vendor interaction. In this unique setting, students learn to apply their design skills to a variety of job assignments and they gain insight into their ability to work with others during the creative process. Practical application of design training is combined with opportunities to develop communication skills, create awareness of the designer’s responsibility to the community and to participate in collaborations within the University and beyond.
Student enrollment in the studio course is based upon approval in a highly selective process which requires submission of an application, a portfolio review, VCD faculty approval and outside professional recommendations. Staffing is limited with instruction at both the undergraduate and graduate level. The course earns elective credit hours and can be taken to satisfy the VCD internship requirement.
Created in 1973, Glyphix was one of the first such programs in the U.S. and the prototype for many student work-study design groups now existing on university campuses. The studio operates weekdays throughout the academic year (September through early May). The downtown Kent facility includes digital workstations, collaborative team spaces and several conference rooms. Glyphix works in tandem with other CCI creative entities including The Tannery Communications and ScanPath. Visit the Glyphix web site to view some of the work designed by Glyphix students, a list of recent clients and awards.
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