Meet the Dean
Thank you for your interest in the School of Design at Stevenson University—the place on campus for creative communications across media and materials, from fabric to film to Facebook. Students in the School of Design majoring in business communication, fashion design, fashion merchandising, film and moving image, and visual communication design are prepared to pursue careers in innovative fields. These range from advertising, art direction, graphic design, and public relations to cinematography, costume design, fashion design, fashion merchandising, or filmmaking.
While there are wide-ranging options to choose from in the School of Design, there is a distinct focus on human-centered problem solving taught in inspired project-based learning environments. With access to state-of-the-art facilities, professional equipment, and industry-standard software, students become technically savvy leaders versed in multiple communication media. The School of Design embraces the University’s Career ArchitectureSM model with courses taught by diverse faculty, many of whom are practicing professionals and accomplished scholars. Required internships, regular guest speakers, and Artist-in-Residence programs provide connections to industry leaders and career opportunities, preparing students to meet the demands of today’s creative industries, businesses, and organizations.
In small classes, expert faculty get to know students' individual goals and aspirations so they may guide them in the direction of their dreams while providing the skills and foundations necessary to keep their feet planted firmly on the ground. The rigorous curriculum in all programs allows students to put knowledge into practice, applying theoretical principles, emerging technologies, and business acumen to their professional projects and internship experiences.
I invite you to learn more about our excellent programs and passionate and successful students and faculty in the School of Design at Stevenson University.
Amanda Gingery Hostalka, MFA
Dean, School of Design
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