One of SEGD's core missions as an education organization is to support academic programs through partnership and resource support. SEGD supports academic programs that prepare students and young professionals for the practice of environmental graphic design, with emphasis on programs that promote student design leadership through experimentation, collaboration, and research.
SEGD academic program support was established in 2001 with a grant from the Ed Matthews Foundation. It is partially funded through a generous grant from Matthews Paint, as well as contributions from the SEGD Auction for Education and the SEGD Board of Directors.
Since 2002, SEGD has provided financial and advisory support to the following:
California Polytechnic State University, Fashion Institute of Technology, Kent State University, University of the Arts, Iowa State University, University of California at Davis, New England Institute of Art, Kansas University, Temple University Tyler School of Art, University of Leicester, Savannah College of Art & Design, Parsons the New School for Design, Rocky Mountain College of Art & Design, Drexel University, Cornell University, University of Cincinnati, Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Pennsylvania State University
SEGD Academic Summit
This annual summit allows faculty, students, and professionals interested in EGD academic programs to share successes and challenges while working toward best practices in EGD education.
- 2013 Summit | San Francisco
- 2012 Summit | New York
- 2011 Summit | Montreal
- 2010 Summit | Washington, D.C.
- 2009 Summit | San Diego
The summit is free to all attendees, with program content developed by an Academic Advisory Group of leading EGD academics and academic promoters.
Core EGD Competencies
Through its Academic Advisory Group, SEGD has identified the key competencies around which EGD academic programs are developed. These competencies are evaluated and updated on an ongoing basis to ensure SEGD-supported academic programs reflect the key skill sets required for professional EGD practice.
- Click here to review the Core EGD competencies.
Other Academic Resources
SEGD offers a wide range of other resources for schools establishing or implementing EGD-related curriculum:
- Educational materials including CDs, white papers, and newsletters.
- SEGD's Academic Bibliography, which lists recommended books used in established EGD curricula. (SEGD's full Bibliography is available in the Members Area.)
- SEGD's "Introduction to EGD" presentation, which can be used by academics and SEGD members as part of academic workshops and classes. Click here for a PDF version.
- Student support in the form of discounts for SEGD membership and educational programs.
>> Contact Justin Molloy for more information on SEGD's Academic Support offerings.