Randall Bartlett, IDSA, Associate Professor of Industrial Design, Auburn University
Office: Wallace Center
Office Hours: TBA
D. Ross Heck, Professor of Graphic Design, Auburn University
Web Site: www.auburn.edu/~heckdon
Office: 217 Wallace Center
Office Hours: 10:30 – 11:30 M, T, W, H, F
Director of the DIGD—Ireland Program
Industrial Design majors
:: Professor Randall Bartlett founded the Collaborative Traveling Studio Abroad program in Ireland and has served as its director for over 10 years.
The Department of Industrial Design at Auburn University developed a unique collaborative program for its students. Over a period of approximately ten weeks they criss-crossed Ireland and the UK from Deery to Dublin and beyond visiting a number of large and small communities. During that period they explore incredible, beautiful towns and met even more wonderful people. Throughout this venture the memory and experience of Ireland and the UK will surpass all the others.
The program is open to the 2nd Year Industrial Design students first and then to other industrial design students, if space is available. The maximum number of students is 16 and the minimum GPA requirement is 2.50. If the maximum number is not filled we will consider students with a GPA less than 2.50 – this will be based on the Ireland Committee approval. Graduate students are welcome if space is available. In some cases graduate students may be given priority if their assistance is needed in teaching and leading the group.
Graphic Design majors
:: Professor Ross Heck accompanied Professor Bartlett’s Collaborative Traveling Studio Abroad program in Ireland in 2010 with a ten dayembedded program trip for Graphic Design students and is planning for the years to come.
The students will be part of a ten day excursion to Dublin, Ireland. The documentation of the “Collaborative Traveling Studio Abroad 2010” in Dublin, Ireland. — documenting the Industrial Design students in their studio environments while in Dublin, Ireland. The students will have photography assignments each day that focus on the students involvement in the program, the Irish culture found in Dublin, the design, the environment, museums, tours, architecture,
fashion, ect. The students will design a publication or a six to eight panel brochure that would be used to promote the Industrial Design Ireland program and possibly serve as the application to enroll in the program.
:: The locations that the program will visit includes approximately seven art, graphic design, and industrial design schools within Ireland and the United Kingdom.
List of Schools where we study:
:: National College of Art and Design – Dublin, Ireland
:: Carlow Institute of Technology – Carlow, Ireland
:: Burren College of Art - Ballyvaughan, Ireland
:: Sligo Institute of Technology - Sligo, Ireland
:: Magee College - Derry, Northern Ireland
:: Glasgow School of Art – Glasgow, Scotland
:: Loughborough University – Leicestershire, UK
Industrial Design Office Visits:
:: Design Factor – Belfast, Northern Ireland
:: Design Council – London, UK IDEO – London, UK
:: SeymourPowell – London, UK
Tour LocationsTour Locations
:: All of Dublin
:: Dublin Castle
:: Christ Church Cathedral
:: St. Patrick’s Cathedral
:: Limerick/River Shannon
:: Bunratty Castle
:: Cliffs of Moher
:: The Burren
:: St. Patrick’s Day Parade
:: Dublin’s National Print Museum
:: National College of Art and Design, Dublin, Ireland
:: Trinity College
Payments and Fees
:: All billing for the items above will go through the university bursar’s office. The plan is to have three payments. The dates that the three proposed bills will be sent are:
Dates Payments are Due—tentative dates are listed below
:: November 5th December 4th
:: December 10th January 8th
:: January 14h February 5th
:: Actual dates to be determined by Bursar’s Office
:: Applications for the Ireland program cannot be considered for acceptance until ALL of the following information is received. Send all materials BEFORE the deadlines above.
:: The program is open to any fourth semester INDD major first and then to other industrial design students, if space is available. The maximum number of students is 16 and the minimum GPA requirement is 2.25. If the maximum number is not filled we will consider students with a GPA less than 2.50 – this will be based on the Ireland Committee approval.
:: Dublin – Kinlay House Hostel
:: In the famous Temple Bar district, Kinlay House is only minutes from the best selection of Dublin's bars, cafes, restaurants and within easy walking distance to all Dublin's top attractions, including Jameson Distillery, Dublin Castle, and Trinity College.
:: Closest hostel to the Guinness Storehouse!!!
:: We have all of the facilities you would expect from a leading hostel, including FREE WIFI & FREE internet access, FREE light breakfast, cooking facilities, TV lounge, luggage lockers and security boxes.
:: We offer a selection of private rooms - some with ensuite bathroom as well as a selection of dorms. All rooms are spacious, clean and comfy and operate on an electronic locking system for everyone's safety and security.
:: Open all year, staffed 24 hours, no lockout, you can come and go as you please.
:: Free light breakfast (tea/coffee, juice and toast.)
:: Fully-equipped self-catering kitchen and large dining room
:: All bed linen provided (bring your own towel or hire one for €1)
:: TV lounge including free DVD rental and free games hire.
:: Hostel shop: food, toiletries, bus tour tickets.
:: Bureau de change. Major credit cards accepted.
:: The accommodations in Dublin, Ireland include a continental breakfast. Students will be responsible for lunch and dinners. We will provide one group lunch or dinner while covering the business of the projects assignment.
Meals estimates: *Estimate: Lunch $12.00 Dinner $18.00-$26.00 – eating out
On average, an additional $380.00 should cover meals, laundry, and an occasional taxi or bus. Additional expenses for souvenirs, gifts and other items are not included in the above estimates.
:: Lunch while in Dublin and on field trips will be on your own. In Dublin, there are many options for an inexpensive quick lunch at local grocery stores and pubs, as well as numerous full-service restaurants.
For lunch sandwiches are available at most bars and grocery stores in town. A "toastie" in Ireland is a grilled ham and cheese sandwich, and most pubs will offer other choices as well. Any of the grocery stores in town will prepare a sandwich made to your specifications or you can buy your own fruit, cheese and bread. The range of restaurants in Dublin varies from first-class full menu restaurants to more inexpensive places where you can order a pizza or a plate of pasta.
If you would like to go to a full-service restaurant for lunch, the prices will generally be higher and you will pay for service. A cover charge is automatically added to your bill and you are also expected to tip your waiter. Sitting down in a restaurant means possibly waiting times, as food in Ireland is cooked only after you order it. In Dublin, smaller family-run restaurants are usually fairly inexpensive and provide an opportunity to make friends with the diverse people of Dublin.
:: Evening meals in Dublin (Monday-Friday) are varied fare of your choosing. Students are responsible for their lunches and dinners.
Meals While Traveling:
:: All meals while touring Ireland are on your own.
:: Throughout the program, field trips may be made to several of the following major historical and artistic centers. All of Dublin, Dublin Castle, Newgrange, Tara, Christ Church Cathedral, Glendalough, St. Patrick’s Cathedral, Limerick/River Shannon, Bunratty Castle, Cliffs of Moher, The Burren, St. Patrick’s Day Parade, Dublin’s National Print Museum, National College of Art and Design, Trinity College are some examples of sites visited in the past. Overnight trips may be made to London and Galway. Most field trips occur on the weekend and vary per session. The buses for a typical field trip leave Dublin at 7:00 am and travel to the destination. In the company of professors whose classes require visits to a certain site, students have an opportunity to visit monuments, museums or other works of art first hand. At the end of the day, buses meet the group at a pre-appointed place and are re-loaded typically between 4-5pm in order to return to Dublin in time for dinner. Lunch while on field trips is on your own. If you fail to meet the return bus at the pre-appointed time, return travel to Dublin is on your own.
Frequently Asked Questions
:: Location: Ireland, various locations throughout the country
:: Institutions: Department of Industrial and Graphic Design, Auburn University
:: Student Body in the ten week course: Approximately 15 Industrial Design students Spring Semester
:: Housing: Industrial Design students live in various hostels throughout Ireland, in multiple-bed dormitory rooms with shared modern bathrooms.
:: Activities: Orientation in Auburn throughout the Fall and Spring semesters for those interested in attending; there is another on campus orientation held for all students and faculty at the beginning of each Spring semester, topics covered are course related field trips, weekend field trips, cultural activities with the local community, visits by artists and lecturers supplement regular course instruction, approximately 7-10 days of travel to cities that have included Dublin, Carlow, Ballyvaughan, Sligo, Derry, Glasgow, and Leicestershire, UK.
:: Information Technology: personal laptops with access to Wifi
:: Academic Calendar: Fifteen week semester (Spring Semester: January -May) (Actual travel period is ten weeks that runs March-May).
:: Faculty: 3-4 professors each Spring semester from Auburn University. Courses taught in English.
:: Estimated Class Size: 12-15 students per course.
:: Program Fees: The basic price of the 2010 program is estimated at $10,510.00 for Spring. Students may pay an additional $500.00 in University fees. Program fees DO include airfare.