RIT Industrial Design students can now apply to study at the Danish Institute for Study Abroad (DIS) summer program in Copenhagen, Denmark. Last summer 9 students from RIT’s Industrial Design and School for American Crafts programs attended the Furniture Design program, and returned with their own seating design built from various materials of either solid wood, laminate, or metal.

The DIS Program offers a specialized semester, full-year, and summer programs in a wide range of academic fields, including industrial and interior design as well as art history. All courses are in English, and students have the option of living with a Danish host family.

Senior Lecturer Alan Reddig, has been serving as the Industrial Design program’s faculty contact for the Danish Institute for Study Abroad (DIS) summer program in Copenhagen, Denmark, to which dozens of Industrial Design students have gone over the past several years. Almost all ID students who attend DIS enroll in the furniture design program.

The DIS Furniture Design program specifically trains students in the full design process of a piece of furniture, normally a chair. Students start with conceptual development and production of working drawings, and end with the building of a full-scale prototype, and the exhibition of final work. Students also examined history, theories, key works, and current expressions of Scandinavian furniture design.

If you are interested in learning more about the DIS program, please contact the Study Abroad Office or Senior Lecturer Alan Reddig. The window for the application process runs through late January.

Students from the 2012 summer program at DIS will hold an exhibition to display their work in the University Gallery, January 7th – January 19th with an opening reception Wednesday, January 9th 5pm – 6:30pm.

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