Erica Pernice is a multimedia artist, designer and organic farmer with excellent problem-solving skills and an unshakable drive to create. Her favorite medium is food for its material fluidity and ability to comfort, connect and educate. She is dedicated to creating systems and communities that are equitable, inclusive, accessible and joyful.
Fall 2023 Courses
ADVANCED DESIGN: STUDIO
The 6-credit Advanced Design studios offer second semester juniors and seniors the opportunity to investigate product, socially responsible, and sustainable design; innovation through science and technology and other topics in contemporary practice. These studios are designed to strengthen the student's ability to conduct research, ideation, material exploration, presentation, and concept validation. Studios meet two days per week. Junior and Senior Industrial Design Students are required to take a total of three (3) advanced studios.
Majors are pre-registered for this course by the department. Preference is given to Junior, Senior or Graduate Industrial Design Students.
Major Requirement | BFA Industrial Design, MID (2.5yr): Industrial Design
Spring 2024 Courses
Philosophically, the ID Department believes that students become better designers when they have an intimate knowledge of a range of natural and synthetic materials. In this course, students will learn about the properties of natural wood and engineered wood-based materials, investigate the related technical processes, and evaluate how this information is both connected to and influenced by the design process. Students will work with materials directly and master skills needed to manipulate these materials. They will develop projects that allow them to engage in the design and development process, promote creativity, problem solving, and the correct use of materials. Facility procedures, safety, and care and use of tools and equipment will be stressed.
Enrollment is limited to Sophomore Industrial Design Students.
Major Requirement | BFA Industrial Design