SASD presents a series of exhibitions throughout the academic year.
The Schelfhaudt Gallery is generally available
Mon 11:00–4:00
Tue 11:00–4:00
Wed 11:00–4:00
Thu 11:00–4:00
Fri 11:00–4:00
Sat 12:00–4:00
Please call ahead during academic breaks:
See also the Schelfhaudt Gallery's Web page »
Schelfhaudt Gallery
Arnold Bernhard Center
84 Iranistan Ave

We Design

4:30-7:30 Mon 20 Apr 2015 — Senior and Graduate students will present their graduation theses exhibition in the Schelfhaudt Gallery at a reception open to the public. Works are in the three SASD undergraduate programs: Graphic Design, BFA; Industrial Design, BS; Interior Design, BS; and in Design Management, Masters of Professional Studies will be on

Annual Design Alumni Event!

Design Alumni of SASD UB Design are invited to the 9th Annual SASD UB Design Alumni Event Hosted by Art Landi ’74, ID & UB Trustee Please join us for an afternoon celebrating the accomplishments of Michael Laude ’77 ID; Director, Bose Corporate Design Center, reddot design award winner. The reception will also include a

2015 Faculty Research Day

9:00‐4:00 Fri 27 Mar 2015 — UB will hold its annual Faculty Research Day in the Schelfhaudt Gallery in ABC (Arnold Bernhard Center). Student, graduate student, and faculty work will be on display. UB Faculty Research Day provides a place and time to showcase faculty and student research over the past academic year and share

AIGA: Brands for a Positive Change

Tue 10 Mar 2015 — Please join AIGA Brand Central and our hosts, the Design Management program at the Shintaro Akatsu School of Design (SASD) at the University of Bridgeport for an evening of inspired conversation on brands doing great things in the world. We’ve put together a panel of branding thought leaders who will

JERRY KUYPER: The Forrest Gump of Design

6:00 Wed 18 Feb 2015 — Jerry has been referred to as the Forrest Gump of design. From the very start of his career, he migrated from one significant design school or firm to the next. He will speak on the lessons he learned along the way, from his education in Cincinnati and Basel, Switzerland

Document: D‬uality — release party

UPDATED DATE! WED 4 FEB 5:30-7:00 — SASD seniors in graphic design will launch their senior magazine, Document: D‬uality with a party in 123 ABC, the Schelfhaudt Gallery. There will be ‪FREE copies of the magazine! Refreshments, selfie station!‬ ‪$5 special edition copies in a silkscreened bag‬ Design undergrads are especially welcome to take part

Restart for Spring Semester!

Tue 20 Jan 2015 — Welcome back to all SASD students! Remember that we start with our Tuesday schedules for a short first week of classes. Check your email for program meetings with faculty or organizations.

UB/SASD Open House

Sat 15 Nov — UB and SASD will hold an Open House for prospective students 10:00–1:00 on Saturday, 15 November in SASD’s design building, ABC – Arnold Bernhard Center at 84 Iranistan Avenue, Bridgeport, CT 06604. (Parking is off of University or Ingleside.) Register for this event at UB Admissions to meet faculty members, tour

Artist, writer, and printer-publisher Aaron Cohick

Wed 22 Oct 2014 6:30 — Come see Aaron Cohick speak about independent publishing in the digital age! Aaron, the printer at the press at Colorado College, is the proprietor of Colorado Spring’s

Ken Meier of Common Name

Mon 29 Sept 7:00pm — Lecture by NYC-based graphic designer Ken Meier of Common Name, Monday September 29, 7pm, in ABC 117 (Littlefield Hall). From http://common-name.com/ : “Ken Meier is a graphic designer and partner at Common Name. Prior to co-founding the studio, Ken worked with international design consultancy IDEO and New York’s Project Projects.

New York Art Book Fair Trip

Sat 27 Sept 2014 10:30am — FREE Field Trip via bus to the New York Art Book Fair, MoMA PS1, Queens. From http://nyartbookfair.com/about: “Free and open to the public, the NY Art Book Fair is the world’s premier event for artists’ books, catalogs, monographs, periodicals, and zines. This year, the fair features over 350 booksellers,

Matteo Bologna at SASD

Thu 22 May 2014 — Join Matteo Bologna and AIGA Connecticut for an entertaining talk about design, branding and typography, artfully accented with Matteo’s unique brand of humorous commentary. Thursday, May 22, 2014 Presentation from 7:00-8:30 PM Sign-in begins at 6:00 PM SASD at University of Bridgeport Schelfhaudt Gallery Arnold Bernhard Center 84 Iranistan Ave.

Shintaro Akatsu to visit SASD

Fri 23 May 2014 — Shintaro Akatsu will be on campus this week to meet with faculty and administration at SASD. Welcome, Shintaro — to the Senior Exhibition!

UB Accepted Students Day

Sat 12 Apr 2014 — UB Admissions will hold Accepted Students Day for new students to come check out student clubs and activities, try out a class in their new major, and have lunch with faculty for conversation about the UB experience. See more info and register for Accepted Students Day at UB Admissions.

Design Thinking: A Panel Conversation

6:30 Thu 13 Mar 2014 — A roundtable discussion of the design thinking process and how it is applied to problem solving and innovation. Co-sponsored by SASD/University of Bridgeport and AIGA-BrandCentralFree, refreshments will be provided Panelists Harry Haubert   Global Design Strategist, Unileverhttp://www.unileverusa.com Cheryl Swanson   Founder, Managing Partner, Toniq LLChttp://www.toniq.com Jerry Kuiper   Founder, Jerry Kuiper Partnershttp://www.jerrykuyper.com

UB SASD Open House

Sat 1 Mar 2014 — Visit UB and meet the SASD faculty at the spring Open House. Register for the Open House on the Admissions page, at: Undergraduate Spring Open House » Tours of the UB campus and of the SASD design facilities will start at the Cox Student Center (University & Myrtle) on the

PEZ Tour-a-palooza!

9:30–12:00 Wed 26 Feb 2014 — Tour the PEZ candy factory on a special trip for UB students! A bus will leave from Park Avenue at the Ped Mall and Clock for the factory in Orange, CT. To register, email Prof. Yelle at ryelle@bridgeport.edu

Document: Dreams

5:30-8:00 Wed 29 Jan 2014 Senior graphic design students at the Shintaro Akatsu School of Design will publish their senior studio collaborative project, the magazine Document: Dreams at the second annual launch party. Refreshments Free copies of Document: Dreams $5 special edition Selfie Station! 5:30–8:00 pm Wednesday 29 January 2014 Schelfhaudt Gallery, 123 ABC Arnold

ASID CT Student Career Night

Thu 27 Feb 2014 — SASD Interior Design in conjunction with the ASID CT chapter of the American Society of Interior Designers are sponsoring a career night to give students an opportunity to meet and talk to working designers in the field. The evening will feature Randy Fiser, executive president and CEO of the national

New Semester 2014

Need Supplies? On Sat 25 Jan 2014, take the free bus trip to Jerry’s Art-a-Rama! Be at the ABC parking lot before 11:00 (return by 2:00).

Design and Music Open House

The Shintaro Akatsu School of Design (SASD) and UBMusic will hold an Open House Saturday 25 January 2014 10:00 to 1:00 Arnold Bernhard Center (ABC) at 84 Iranistan Avenue (parking off of University or Ingelside). Activities will include: Admissions & Financial Aid Presentation Faculty “Meet and Greet” Chat with Current UBMusic and SASD Students Program

Document: Launch Party

Please join us to celebrate the publication of Document: Skins, the first issue of the SASD graphic design student magazine.

Summer at SASD is back!

Summer design classes at SASD are designed to help high school students enhance their creative skills and explore various art and design fields—from industrial design and architecture to graphic design and animation. The hands-on, team-based exercises are taught by the same leading art professionals who teach the undergraduate courses at SASD. Click here to learn


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