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Students in Sandtown
Photojournalism students ready to walk around Sandtown with Joe Giordano

PHOTO 342: Documentary and Photojournalism students took to the streets of Sandtown in Baltimore for an exciting field trip to kick start a photo essay assignment. Led by City Paper editor and photojournalist Joe Giordano, the class interacted with residents and experienced the lively and artistic neighborhood first hand.

Graffiti in Sandtown
Many buildings are adorned with colorful murals

Taking Pictures in Sandtown
Inspiration can be found in any direction

Hitting the Streets

Brainstorming Lego Challenge
Students brainstorm and discuss how their ideas are representative of Career Architecture

First year AVCD students participated in a class brainstorming session to prepare for the Lego Challenge happening on Friday, October 30th from 1–4 in the Owings Mills Gym. The annual Lego Challenge is a team project where students create a Lego sculpture that represents the aspects of Stevenson's Career Architecture process, including Personal Direction, Discipline Expertise and Professional Know-How.

The class brainstormed in groups and pitched ideas for what to build to best represent not only Career Architecture, but also the Visual Communication Design major as a whole. Once they settled on a solid idea, they moved on to discuss ways to further enhance their presentation, including props, costumes and additional imagery. The class even took the time to organize roles and timing to be best prepared for the event.

Come out and see everything they came up with at the Lego Challenge on Friday!   

Career Architecture Ideas
Students mind-mapped the aspects of Career Architecture to trigger some ideas

School of Design at Fan Fare
The School of Design had fun at Fan Fare during Homecoming 2015.

Faculty, staff, students, alumni and families enjoyed Fan Fare in the School of Business parking lot before the Homecoming football game. Fans packed the area to socialize and enjoy food, games and giveaways to show their Stevenson pride.

The School of Design tent was busy all morning dishing out nachos, raising money for Socktober, and of course handing out the highly desired "School of Design Rocks" foam fingers to excited fans!

Foam Fingers
Our foam fingers were popular among fans and were snatched up quickly.

SOD Alumni at Fan Fare
We love seeing the familiar faces of alumni!

Soctober at Fan Fare
Every dollar given towards Socktober bought a pair of socks for the men at the Helping Up Mission in Baltimore.

Serving nachos at Fan Fare
Nachos, salsa and cheese—a tailgating favorite!

See more pictures of the event taken by Professor Chris Reed on flickr.

Fall 2015 Town Hall
Students and faculty engaged in AVCD's Fall 2015 Town Hall on Friday, October 23rd

The AVCD department hosted their Fall 2015 Town Hall in the School of Design on Friday. Faculty and students from freshmen to seniors came out for group advising sessions, portfolio review tips, answers to their questions, raffles, and of course plenty of pizza!

Group Advising at Town Hall
Faculty led group advising sessions to prepare for upcoming class registration

Discussions at Town Hall
Students had the chance to give suggestions for study abroad opportunities, visiting artists, and more

Peer Advisors at Town Hall
Senior VCD students and AIGA Officers answered their peers' questions

Corcl, the fun way to get around

Seniors in VCD 410: Portfolio and Professional Development took a break from editing their own portfolios to work with a real world client, Corcl. Inspired by Vietnamese basket boats, these circular paddle boats are beginning to make a splash in the market. With an upcoming structural redesign in progress, the creators of the boat are looking for a lively new design to decorate the inside of the vessels. Students worked with the client to begin brainstorming ideas for pattern designs that reflect the fun nature of the boats.

Corcl Brainstorming
Students experiment with the Corcl boats and brainstorm new pattern designs

The Corcl team will return to the class in a few weeks where the students will pitch their final ideas with the hopes of having their design chosen to decorate the boats.

Click here to learn more about Corcl.

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