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Design Abroad

Students who study abroad set themselves apart with an understanding of design as an international industry and how to employ intercultural sensitivity to their communication solutions. Students can participate in study abroad programs in the school of visual communication design and in the college of communication and information.

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Summer Programs

Summer workshops are a long standing tradition in VCD that challenge students to create unique design solutions to environmental graphic design problems in a short-term, immersive setting.

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Type High Press

Students employ present-day design skills with antiquated, hand-operated printing presses and movable type in the type high press lab.

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We are an award-winning student-staffed design studio within the School of Visual Communication Design, located in Downtown Kent. Glyphix provides a professional atmosphere, where exceptional student designers develop creative solutions for real-world design projects.

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Inspire, Kent State University's Design Academy

Inspire is a week-long college prep for high school students and incoming freshmen at Kent State University interested in design. Each day of Inspire is a new experience, allowing students to explore, grow and expand their abilities.

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