from Arkansas State University
For Release: Nov. 2, 2004
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Art students place
sixth in multi-state
students in the Art Department at Arkansas State University in Jonesboro
recently competed in a graphic design portfolio competition in Texas where
they placed in the top 10 percent among competing schools.
competition, “Design in the Fast Lane,” was held in the atrium of the
Gerald D. Hines College of Architecture at the University of Houston and
was sponsored by the Dallas and Austin chapters of American Institute of
Graphic Arts (AIGA).
entries were displayed for viewing during the AIGA conference and were
judged from invited speakers. School grants were awarded to the top three
Design in the Fast Lane portfolio competition was a school exhibition and
not an individual juried show. Portfolios of student artwork from two- and
four-year schools and universities within the state of Texas, Louisiana,
Arkansas and Oklahoma were eligible for submission.
design faculty from each school selected 10 pieces for submission. Kim
Vickrey, associate professor of design, and Kendra Coggin, assistant
professor of design, selected student work representing ASU.
ASU offers the only bachelor of fine art in graphic design in Arkansas. The degree was first offered on campus in August 2004, making ASU the only school in Arkansas to have an accredited graphic design program. This was the first competition of their design program.
The purpose of AIGA is to set the national agenda for the role of design in its economic, social, political and cultural contexts. AIGA is the oldest and largest membership association for professionals engaged in the discipline, practice and culture of designing.
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