Curriculum partnerships

ACAD develops partnerships with organizations on projects that meet the curriculum learning outcomes and provide real-life experience for students.

ACAD develops partnerships with organizations willing to engage in a more fulsome process with our faculty, where all parties benefit from the valuable experience of working together.

We're interested in partnerships that are redefined as design projects within the School of Visual Communications to meet learning outcomes for curriculum, in which students have access to a complete brief, the client, and where remuneration is in keeping with industry standards. Monies gathered in this type of situation, for example, would be placed in a fund to benefit all ACAD School of Communication Design students, by funding visiting artists and speakers.

There are also external partnership opportunities through ACAD's Public Design program, led by a faculty member and part of specific course work, where design students work with registered not-for-profit organizations for a set fee on specific design projects.

If your organization is interested in pursuing any of these types of partnerships or would like to discuss further, please contact Steven Hodges, Internal Engagement Specialist by email or phone at 403.284.7656.

Village Brewery

Alberta College of Art + Design and Village Brewery partnered together to provide communication design students a chance to test out their skills in a real-world environment and to inspire more community partnerships such as this.