Applications open for UAL’s pop-up design studio in New York

The two-week workshop is led by professor and designer, Fred Deakin, and will give students and graduates an insight into how to run a design studio.


University of Arts London (UAL) is bringing its free intensive course for students and graduates to New York, after launching in London last year.

Modual – led by Professor of Interactive Arts and formerly founder and director of consultancy Airside, Fred Deakin – is described by the university as a “pop-up design studio”.

Taking place at consultancy UsTwo’s studio on Broadway, the two-week course will include regular mentor sessions from industry experts.

“I worked with UsTwo when I was running Airside and am a big fan,” says Deakin.
“As well as being founded by UAL alumni it is undoubtedly the UK’s most creative digital agency and its expertise will be a perfect core teaching ingredient for the workshop.”

Social design projects

Participants will then go on to create their own pop-up studios, focusing on developing social projects designed to “change the world for the better”, according to UAL.

At the end of the second week the participants will present their projects to a live audience of New York’s creative industries, investors and UAL’s alumni.

“UAL is obviously a very urban and diverse community and having developed Modual here, New York seemed like a perfect place to take this project next,” Deakin says.

Entrants must be a U.S. citizen, and a student or graduate aged 19 or over at the time of the workshop, which has twenty places available and will run from 6 to 16 September. The deadline is 15 August. For full details see here.

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