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Shape memorable exhibition design experiences!

Learn how to design an exhibition from concept to installation in this certificate program. Gain the understanding of how to create and document the design of an exhibition from concept to installation. Special focus is on creating interpretive environmental experiences that include storytelling, sustainability and environmental design. The exhibition designer often works in a collaborative team process, integrating the disciplines of industrial design, architecture, graphic design, audiovisual, digital media, architecture, lighting design, as well as content specialization. At the end of the semester, students will complete and present an exhibition design proposal with models, photographs and drawings of original work toward their portfolio. 

This certificate program is appropriate for artists, designers, visual merchandizing designers, and anyone interested in developing or enhancing their skillset in exhibition design—applicable to various scales and venues, including museums, art exhibitions, retail spaces, trade shows, kiosks, visitor centers, and showrooms.

Students may have the opportunity to have their work displayed on our School’s web gallery or blog DesignTerra, at the teachers’ discretion.

Certificate Requirements

This certificate program requires the successful completion of 96 hours of study or 4 core required courses. It can be taken as a summer intensive certificate program within 4 weeks in June or August, or within the Fall or Spring semester. 

SUMMER 1: 

XSI-327-01      Exhibition Design Intensive (includes XCSI-600, XCSI-601, and XCSI-602) 
XSI-333-01      Rhino Intensive (equivalent to XIND-112 Rhino: CAD for Product and Spatial Design) 

SUMMER 2: 

XSI-327-02      Exhibition Design Intensive (includes XCSI-600, XCSI-601, and XCSI-602) 
XSI-333-03      Rhino Intensive (equivalent to XIND-112 Rhino: CAD for Product and Spatial Design) 

OR 

SPRING/FALL: 

XCSI-600       Tools and Methods of Visual Representation 
XCSI-601      Temporary & Permanent Architectural Elements for Exhibition Design 
XCSI-602      Universal & Culturally Sensitive Design 
XIND-112      Rhino: CAD for Product and Spatial Design 

Core Courses 


Summer - Online 


EXHIBITION DESIGN INTENSIVE -
XSI-327

Learn to design and document an exhibition from concept to installation. Special focus is on creating interpretive environmental experiences that include storytelling, sustainability and environmental design. Complete and present an exhibition design proposal with models, photographs and drawings of original work toward a portfolio. This course encompasses the first three of four courses in the Exhibition Design certificate program, and is appropriate for artists, designers, visual merchandizing designers, and anyone interested in developing or enhancing their skillset in exhibition design—applicable to various scales and venues, including museums, art exhibitions, retail spaces, trade shows, kiosks, visitor centers, and showrooms. The fourth certificate course is XIND-112 Rhino: CAD for Spatial and Product Design or XSI-333 Rhino Intensive – please see course information below.

INSTRUCTOR: ALLEN WILPON 
SUMMER SESSION 1: XSI-327-01 | M–TH | JUNE 1-25 | 9 AM-1 PM 
SUMMER SESSION 2: XSI-327-02 | M–TH | AUGUST 3-27 | 9 AM-1 PM 

16 SESSIONS | 6.4 CEUs | $2,395 
ONLINE 

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RHINO INTENSIVE
XSI-333

Learn to create your own 3D models in this hands-on course. Understand 3D space and viewport directions. Learn effective modeling techniques and strategies, multiple surface tools, drafting, rendering and 3D modeling while completing projects toward a portfolio. This course is applicable across all design industries and disciplines. 

INSTRUCTOR: WILLIAM HASKAS 
XSI-333-01 | M, TH | JUNE 15-25 | 1:30–5:15 PM
XSI-333-02 | M–TH | JULY 20-30, 2020 | 6–9:45 PM 
XSI-333-03 | M--TH | AUGUST 10-20 | 6–9:45 PM 

8 SESSIONS  | 3 CEUs | $945 
ONLINE

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FALL 2020 - Online /SPRING 2021 - LOCATION TBD 

TOOLS AND METHODS OF VISUAL REPRESENTATION 

XCSI-600 

Learn to design an exhibition while staying on-brand, whether for art installations or commercial design.  Starting with an overview of historical branded exhibition design and concept studies, study research techniques, particularly to understand your client and topic; story telling for exhibition design; technical drawing basics; the flow of space; and editing methods. Begin the initial steps of working on your exhibition design project by focusing on concept development and designing a brief. 

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TEMPORARY AND PERMANENT ARCHITECTURAL ELEMENTS FOR EXHIBITION DESIGN 

XCSI-601 

Explore the various technical and aesthetic approaches for permanent, temporary, and/or travelling exhibition design. The primary focus will be an introduction to materials, finishes, structures, systems and lighting as it relates to Exhibition Design. Learn signage, graphics, and media for exhibition design; as well as the logistics, including loading in and out. Students will continue to work on their projects started in the Tools and Methods of Visual Representation course and move into a design development phase. It is highly recommended to take the XCSI-600 course before taking this one. 

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UNIVERSAL & CULTURALLY SENSITIVE DESIGN 

XCSI-602 

Learn exhibition/installation design that is accessible and designed to meet the needs of all visitors, including to meet the ADA (American Disability Access) standards and globally accepted visual and verbal content. This is a fundamental requirement for Good Design. Culturally neutral and relevant design will be presented through a series of case studies. Students will learn about and apply exhibition designs that are resilient and flexible to accommodate newness over time. By the end of this course, students will have completed and presented their final Exhibition design projects toward their portfolios. It is highly recommended to take the XCSI-600 and XCSI 601 courses before taking this one. 

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RHINO: CAD FOR PRODUCT AND SPATIAL DESIGN 
XIND-112 

Learn to create your own 3D models in this hands-on course. Understand 3D space and viewport directions. Learn effective modeling techniques and strategies, multiple surface tools, drafting, rendering and 3D modeling while completing projects toward a portfolio. This course is applicable across all design industries and disciplines. 

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RELATED CERTIFICATE PROGRAM OFFERING AVAILABLE INDEPENDENTLY:

VISUAL MERCHANDISING DESIGN CERTIFICATE


Registration

Registration is open for Summer 2020; and opens on July 17, 2020 for the Fall semester.

Early registration is encouraged. After the deadlines, students may still be admitted only if  virtual space remains in the selected course or program.


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