Major-Specific Admissions Requirements
Graphic Design, Interior Design, and Industrial Design
All applicants interested in SASD programs should apply directly to the University of Bridgeport through the Office of Admissions.
Undergraduate and transfer students must meet UB’s general admissions requirements. In addition, a portfolio review is encouraged, but not required, of candidates for the design programs. The portfolio plays a role in assessing the abilities of the student. The student applicant may personally submit a portfolio to the school at an interview, or send the portfolio, slides or Macintosh-compatible CD through the mail with return and contact information included. Applicants should call the Shintaro Akatsu School of Design at (203) 576-4222 or (203) 576-4034 to schedule an appointment or to make arrangements to submit the portfolio by mail. The University of Bridgeport participates in regional portfolio days sponsored by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD) and portfolio reviews may be completed at the NASAD program.
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Call the Office of Admissions at (203) 576-4552 for assistance.
Master of Professional Studies in Design Management
Students interested in applying to the Master of Professional Studies in Design Management (M.P.S.) degree should apply directly to the University of Bridgeport through the Office of Admissions. More information can be found here about the specific requirements for the M.P.S. degree program..
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Join us for the 12th Annual SASD Design Alumni Event – a full day of celebration recognizing our most accomplished alumni and congratulating our graduating seniors! Hosted by Art Landi ’74 ID & UB Trustee and honoring 2018 SASD Professional Achievement Award Winner Patrick Nolan ’90 ID, President of DesignThink.
11:00am Senior Design Exhibition in the Schelfhaudt Gallery
12:00pm Alumni Panel in Littlefield Recital Hall
12:45pm Senior Awards Ceremony in Littlefield Recital Hall
1:30pm Alumni Award Reception in the duPont Tower Room
3:00pm Arnold Bernhard Center tours are offered
4:00pm Alumni Reception concludes
There is no fee to attend but kindly RSVP to by April 25 to Lindsey Christiani, Assistant Director for Alumni & Family Engagement, at 203-576-4151 or firstname.lastname@example.org. You may also register online at give.bridgeport.edu/SASD2018
About Patrick Nolan ’90
Patrick has 30 years of global design experience in Industrial Design, is passionate about all things design where he is focused on creating meaningful experiences. “Meeting and working with new people is what I enjoy most day to day.”
Patrick has worked as a design leader at Black & Decker, Stanley Tools, and Newell Rubbermaid prior to founding DesignThink. He received a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Design from the University of Bridgeport in 1990. He is focused on design leadership, exploring new processes and building successful teams. Patrick is currently engaged at DesignThink where he and his team deliver global brand and product solutions across a prolific range of industries which include medical devices, juvenile products, construction & tools, office products, housewares, outdoor gear, and consumer electronics.
Patrick is named on over 60 utility and design patents and has been recognized on several Industrial Design Awards. He brings his years of experience working on innovative, breakthrough products to help clients identify and translate user needs into relevant and meaningful design solutions. He is focused on creating new user experiences through an integrated design process to ensure that the users’ needs, aesthetic strategies, and performance criteria are complemented in each project.
Outside of work, Patrick is a huge Corvette nut and is currently working on the restoration of a 1968 convertible that apparently has no real end date in sight but is fun to work on. “I think having a long term project with an indefinite end offers a nice counter balance to being so deadline focused in my professional world. Not sure my family shares that same philosophy with me though”.