Educational Resources

education 1. the act or process of imparting or acquiring general knowledge, developing the powers of reasoning and judgment, and generally of preparing oneself or others intellectually for mature life. 2. the act or process of imparting or acquiring particualr knowledge or skills, as for a profession. 3. a degree, level, or kind of schooling: a university education. 4. the result produced by instruction, training, or study: to show one's education. 5. the science or art of teaching; pedagogics - Syn. 1. instruction, schooling, learning. Education, training imply a discipline and development by means of study and learning. Education is the development of the abilities of the mind (learning to know). Training is practical education (learning to do) or practice, usually under supervision, in some art, trade, or profession (Webster's, p 621)

learning, intellectual acquirement or acquisition or attainment, stocking or storing the mind, mental cultivation, mental culture, improving or broadening the mind; mastery of skills; self-education, self-instruction; knowledge, erudition; teaching, instruction, schooling, enlightenment, illumination; tutelage, tutorage, tutorship; tutoring, coaching, private teaching; spoon-feeding; direction, guidance; pedagogy, pedagogics, didactics; catechization; programmed instruction (Chapman, pp. 426-427)

American Institute of Graphic Arts (AIGA)
AIGA provides leadership in the exchange of ideas and information, the encouragement of critical analysis and research, and the advancement of education and ethical practice.

Art Center College of Design
Link to one of the best design schools in the world...oh yeah, I graduated from this fine school.

Arts Education On-Line
A professional development resource for educators.
List of mailing lists, Usenet groups, Gopher sites, FTP sites, and Telnet sites on a variety of art related topics.

California College of Arts and Crafts, Art, Architecture, Design (CCAC)
CCAC's current president Dr. Lorne Buchman has said, "CCAC is an extraordinary place for learning. It is demanding in its training and dedicated to placing art and design in the rich context of the historical, critical and theoretical issues that define culture today. We know that to educate the artist, we must educate the whole human being."

Several CoSA students attend this school.

Department of Industrial Design at the California College of Arts and Crafts

At FIDM, majors are geared to actual job categories in the fashion and interior design industries. No other college offers curricula as responsive to fast-paced changes in the real world (well, that's what they say).

Graphic Design Schools on the Web
This page lists graphic design educational programs with World-Wide Web accessible information. Many outstanding graphic design programs are not listed here because they do not have, as yet, a significant web presence.

Otis College of Art and Design
Offers a comprehensive, four-year Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in communication arts, environmental arts, fine arts, fashion design, digital media design, and toy design. Otis also offers a Master of Fine Arts degree in Fine Arts.

San Francisco Art Institute
Individuals associated with the San Francisco Art Institute have long been locally, nationally, and internationally recognized by the art world for experimentation, new ideas, and artistic directions.

The School of the Art Institute of Chicago
The School of the Art Institute of Chicago's primary purpose is to foster the conceptual and technical education of the artist in a highly professional and studio-oriented environment. Believing that the artist's success is dependent on both creative vision and technical expertise, the School encourages excellence, critical inquiry, and experimentation.

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