Laureate’s Centers of Excellence in Art, Architecture and Design extends from Milan, Italy, to Santa Fe University of Art and Design in New Mexico, to NewSchool of Architecture and Design in San Diego, to the Pearl Academy of Fashion in India, to Universidade Anhembi Morumbi in Brazil, and to Universidad del Valle de México. Laureate currently offers programs in art, architecture and design through more than 30 institutions in 17 countries.
Santa Fe University of Art and Design, located in Santa Fe, New Mexico, for example, offers undergraduate degrees in a wide range of creative art and design programs, including fine arts, graphic design, theatre, photography, creative writing, contemporary music, digital arts and film. The location of the university in Santa Fe is an outstanding destination for art and design with more than 250 art galleries, 12 world-class museums and an acclaimed opera company. It is ranked as the third-largest art market in the United States and is home to accomplished musicians, filmmakers, and writers.
Two Centers of Excellence in Art, Architecture and Design are located in Milan, Italy: Domus Academy and NABA. Domus Academy was the first post-graduate design school in Italy. Today it offers post-graduate courses in fashion design and management, interior design, architectural design, product and car design, and business. Domus Academy is also a leading center of design research in industrial creativity and aesthetic and consumer trends. In 2009, Domus Academy was ranked by Business Week magazine as one of top design schools in the world.
Nuova Accademia di Belle Arti Milano (NABA), founded in 1980 in Milan, offers a diverse portfolio of undergraduate and post-graduate programs in fields such as fashion and textile design, graphic design, visual arts, theatre design, interior design, landscape design, photography and multimedia communications. NABA is recognized by the Italian Ministry of Education, Technology and Research. All degrees are Bologna-compliant, enabling students to have their degrees recognized internationally.
NewSchool of Architecture and Design, located in San Diego, California, is a leader in architecture education. Anhembi Morumbi, in Sao Paolo, Brazil, offers programs in fashion design, animation design, and interior design as well as architecture. In Mexico, Universidad del Valle de Mexico offers degrees in architecture and design, including graphic and industrial design degrees.
As a design and innovation leader, the Media Design School in Auckland, New Zealand encourages creativity, investigation and a commitment to excellence. Intense project-based learning imitates industry studio environments. Students are encouraged to gain essential real-world experience and develop critical project management skills. Media Design School alumni can be found working in leading design, film, game development and animation studios throughout the world.
The Pearl Academy of Fashion (PAF) is one of India's leading fashion, art and design institutes, with a 19 year history in these domains. PAF delivers undergraduate, graduate and professional programs through its 4 campuses in Delhi, NOIDA, Jaipur and Chennai. PAF has strong global linkages and aims to become a key center of excellence for Art and Design in Asia.
The Laureate Centers of Excellence in Art, Architecture and Design provide an international landscape for the exchange of curriculum, faculty, and students, as well as opportunities for dual-degree programs.