About NewSchool of Architecture and Design
NewSchool’s core professional disciplines of architecture, construction management, digital media arts, and design are built on fundamental principles and a curriculum of contemporary hands-on philosophy. Through a balanced approach of art, science, theory, and practice, our enriching programs have shaped NewSchool into a design school that can help you unfold your artistic talent. To learn is to have passion, be curious, and investigate DESIGN IDEAS that are waiting to become reality.
A Setting for Inspiration
Located minutes away from the historic Gaslamp Quarter in the heart of cosmopolitan San Diego, California, NewSchool of Architecture and Design draws its cultural and intellectual strengths from the city’s urban history. Our setting allows you to live between an East Coast design tradition and the Pacific Rim, where some of the oldest traditions are being constantly reappraised and balanced by a contemporary outlook. You will also feel the direct impact of living next to Latin America to the south and the challenges of the urban metropolis of Los Angeles to the north. NewSchool’s cultural atmosphere and location in San Diego contribute to its success as a design school.
A Curriculum Designed for You to Succeed
NewSchool’s programs offer a rigorous interdisciplinary curriculum linked with exceptional global off-campus opportunities through the Laureate International Network. For more than 30 years, DESIGN EXCELLENCE has been associated with our institution’s approach to education. While founded as an architecture school in San Diego, NewSchool has expanded to include today’s wide range of program offerings.
The school’s curriculum reflects the faculty’s belief in imparting strong DESIGN ETHICS that enable graduates to contribute to society in an informed and meaningful way.
From their first year through their senior year, our students learn how to think creatively and professionally about their respective disciplines. All of NewSchool’s curricula are tailored to the specific needs of each of its programs, making each student’s time here a personalized educational experience. Our graduates will not only be prepared to become whole-system thinkers but also, and perhaps most importantly, be able to address how to solve problems that do not yet exist.
At NewSchool, we believe that integrating complementary fields of DESIGN KNOWLEDGE is a staple for excellence, one that meets the educational mission set by the institution at its inception.
Generations of alumni, faculty, and students have defined NewSchool as the place to learn about design issues and entered their professions with confidence, authority, and passion. We would be honored to count you among our next graduates and invite you to visit and experience the school’s energy. We are proud of what we have accomplished at NewSchool of Architecture & Design in San Diego, California, and we look forward to helping you explore your creative talent with some of the most promising new leaders in the fields of design.
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