National Rankings Place UC Design Programs at No. 1, 2 and 10
The nation’s design employers have ranked three UC programs – industrial
design, interior design and architecture – in the nation’s top tier.
Date: 11/15/2012 12:00:00 AM
By: M.B. Reilly
Phone: (513) 556-1824
Photos By: Ashley Kempher and Lisa Ventre
Three programs housed in the University of Cincinnati’s College of Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning (DAAP) have – once again – pulled rank in the annual DesignIntelligence
survey of employers.
|UC industrial design students at work in studio.|
In the 2013 survey rankings, the nation’s design employers placed UC programs at
- No 1 in the nation: UC’s undergraduate industrial design program. (Tied with Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, Calif.) This is the second year in a row that UC’s industrial design program has been ranked best in the nation.
- No. 2 in the nation: UC’s undergraduate interior design program. (In a second subsurvey of interior design deans and department heads, UC’s interior design program was ranked No. 1 as the “most admired undergraduate interior design program.”
- No. 10 in the nation: UC’s graduate architecture program. Surveys and interviews that were part of the 2013 DesignIntelligence report cied UC architecture as strong in “cutting-edge design.”
This is the 14th year that DesignIntelligence has polled employers who have direct experience in hiring recent design graduates and asked a simple question: In your firm’s hiring experience in the past five years, which schools are best preparing students for success in the profession?
|UC's College of Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning, designed by internationally renowned architect Peter Eisenman.|
UC has been consistently ranked among the nation’s top tier design programs in every year of the survey.