College goes for Europe

Winchester School of Art is spearheading a Europe-wide design management programme targeting four design schools. It has applied to the European Commission for 6600 to kick off the first year which is expected to start in September 1997.

Winchester School of Art is spearheading a Europe-wide design management programme targeting four design schools.

It has applied to the European Commission for 6600 to kick off the first year which is expected to start in September 1997.

The programme will be taught at design schools in Helsinki, Dublin, Reutlingen in Germany and Barcelona, which are currently linked with Winchester. This will be a “totally new course, or an adaptation of one of the existing courses”, says design head Professor Peter Pilgrim.

“The aim is for design students to learn more about the management of the design process and how people in other European countries do it,” he explains. Students and staff from Winchester will have input into the courses.

Winchester already runs a graphics, interiors and product design course in partnership with Escola Superior de Disseny Elisava in Barcelona.

The school has just merged with the University of Southampton. It retains its name, identity and location, while becoming part of the university’s faculty of arts.

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