SASD is now part of Paier College

As of Thursday, 1 July 2021, SASD and its programs are part of Paier College, as Paier completed their acquisition of the west end of the UB campus (Arnold Bernhard Center (ABC), Cooper Hall, and other properties). The move of Paier to Bridgeport sees a new era in design i Fiarfield County. With the addition of Paier's existing programs in…
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SASD Juniors in 48-Hr Repack Win Again!

Apr 2021 — The team of four SASD Industrial Design Juniors Ethan Shaheen, Julia Williams, Emory Ortiz, Zach Berger, and Alex Breiner placed in the top 10 (so far) in the annual 48-Hour Repack Challenge. Their entry, Eco-Belt, will advance to the final round on Thursday 29 April. Eco-Belt also won the HiCone Sponsor Award “Most Innovative”. Eco-Belt Students countrywide…
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TDC65 Annual Communication Design Exhibition

Oct 2020 – SASD welcomes the annual exhibition of the TDC / Type Directors Club to the Schelfhaudt Gallery for the Fall and Winter. TDC65 is the 65th competition exhibition of works collected from designers the world over, and juried by eminent graphic designers and communicators for excellence in typography and typographic communication. The exhibit comprises the best of typographic…
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2020 Visions: Annual Senior Thesis Exhibition

Fri 1 May 2020 — the Senior Studios in Graphic Design, Industrial Design, & Interior Design in the Shintaro Akatsu School of Design are happy to announce their graduation thesis exhibition will take place not in the Schelfaudt Gallery in the Arnold Bernhard Center on campus, but instead entirely online for the very first time. Students are preparing their final…
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The Bridgeport Portrait Project

2:00–4:00 Sat 25 Jan 2020 — Opening reception for the The Bridgeport Portrait Project in the Schelfhaudt Gallery, Arnold Bernhard Center, University of Bridgeport. The Bridgeport Portrait Project Exhibition : Tues 21 Jan – Sat 28 Mar 2020 The Bridgeport Portrait Project is a cultural heritage documentary style project with a little bit current events and a little bit history.…
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ID Seniors Visit ASSA ABLOY

Fri 6 Dec 2019 — The Shintaro Akatsu School of Design (SASD) had two sponsored projects running this fall 2019. Industrial Design senior students worked with ASSA ALBOY, aka Sargent Lock, in New Haven, CT to develop concepts for behavioral locks and hardware systems. Both ASSA ALBOY and Unilever USA (Trumbull, CT) have recently hired SASD students for internships.
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ID & GD Juniors Go Sustainable

Fall 2019 — The Graphic and Industrial design juniors worked with Unilever USA, Trumbull, CT to develop sustainable package design concepts for personal care products. Collaborative cross-discipline projects are a feature of SASD's curriculums that foster teamwork and cooperative design thinking processes. Both ASSA ALBOY and Unilever USA have recently hired SASD students for internships.
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Gail Anderson in ABC for AIGA

6:30pm–8:30 Thu 7 Nov 2019 — AIGA Connecticut brings award-waning graphic designer and educator Gail Anderson to the Shintaro Akatsu School of Design for an evening with a design legend. As the AIGA describes her and her work — How do bottle cap designs inspire contemporary type treatments? Can posters increase attendance at Broadway shows? How many books can one…
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O, Bridgeport Arts Festival

Wed–Fri 16–18 Oct 12:00noon – 12:00noon &mdsh; The university of Bridgeport hosts the inaugural O, Bridgeport Arts Festival on campus in the Cox Student Center and the Ped Mall, with walking tours through historic Bridgeport neighborhoods. The Festival features several activities each day and evening — More Info »
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