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  • Locations: Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Program Terms: Fall
  • Restrictions: Otis applicants only
  • Dates / Deadlines
Fact Sheet:
Program Type: Faculty Led, Field Study Open To: MFA Graphic Design
Minimum Class Standing: MFA Graduate Student Credit Type: Studio
Course Name/ CRN: DIRECTED STUDIES/ GRDS799/ CRN 28116 # of Units Offered: 3
Non-Refundable Fee $150.00: *Is charged only when one "Commits" to a travel program
Program Description:
MFA Graphic Design
Directed Studies GRDS799
— 3 credits
CRN: 28116
Travel excursion to Denmark and The Netherlands
Directed Study— (off-site)

Students travel with their classmates and faculty during an off-site study trip. Each individual is responsible to get themselves to the destinations on the program’s agenda.
During the two-week travel period opportunities are provided to attend conferences, symposia, participate in workshops, do studio visits, and explore as many cultural highlights per city as time allows.
The 2018 fall trip will take the group to Copenhagen, Amsterdam, and The Hague

 Demonstrate the ability to frame questions, devise appropriate methodologies for answering them, and evidence an ongoing perspective of critical inquiry.
·Demonstrate an awareness of the importance of design pedagogy to the practice of contemporary graphic design.
·Produce learning outcomes related to the program.

October 8 – 19 (arrive early to acclimate and depart no earlier than October 20am)
Travel Account
Course Credit, 3 cr. Directed Study
In-Country Transportation
Airport Transfers
Preliminary Itinerary:
*= required participation
October 4, arrive October 5
Fly to Copenhagen
Suggestions: get acclimated, rent bikes, see the city
Design Museum, The Louisiana Museum
October 8 – October 11
Otis in Copenhagen
                  Workshop, studio visits
                  Part one conclusion/celebration dinner on the 11th
Travel to Amsterdam (must fly)
October 12              Suggestions: settle into Amsterdam, rent bikes and see the city
October 13t             Saturday trip to Rotterdam
                                                      Museums and two studio visits
                                                      Boijmans museum
                                                      Group Dinner
October 14              Free
October 15              Studio Visits
October 16              Studio Visits
October 18 + 19
Workshop in The Hague
Closing dinner and party

Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Fall 2018 09/21/2018 ** Rolling Admission 10/08/2018 10/19/2018

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.