Indiana University is changing the name of its School of Art and Design. The new name inserts architecture, making it the School of Art, Architecture + Design. The school says that the change is part of its bicentennial plan which calls for a culture of building and making at the university.
One of the biggest new components for the Art, Architecture + Design program is the master’s degree in architecture, which launches in the fall of 2018 and will have its primary focus here in Columbus. The school estimates that the need for architects in Indiana will grow by more than 20 percent through 2022.
Peg Faimon, dean of the School of Art, Architecture + Design says that the change will enable the school to “maximize the university’s potential for developing its inventions and innovations for the economic benefit of all Hoosiers.”
The university also changed the name of its former School of Informatics and Computing to the School of Informatics, Computing and Engineering.
The changes, approved by the IU Board of Trustees in June, took effect for the start of the 2017-18 academic year.