Design Tablet Program Receives
Most Innovative/New Program Award
The Most Innovative Best Practice/New Program award has been presented to the Art Institute of California, Orange County, a college of Argosy University. The school will be recognized at APSCU’s annual convention in Orlando.
With the development of the bachelor of science in Designing for Tablets: Digital Publishing, the Art Institute of California, Orange County, along with other Art Institutes schools that offer this new program, has proved its forward thinking, strategic focus and ability to remain relevant with a large and rapidly evolving industry.
The program aims to keep pace with the new wave of digital content by teaching students how to create and modify different platforms of new media. Combining instruction from graphic design, coding, and user-experience modules, the degree program teaches a combination of highly sought-after skills. The program ensures students are fluent in and capable of taking full advantage of the industry-current technology by using such tools as tablets, Macs, PCs, and Adobe design and creative software. In the spirit of the new program, the school created an app to inform interested students about what the new course of study would entail.
The Most Innovative Best Practice/New Program Award recognizes a member institution or campus that has implemented innovative methods benefitting the school, students, and/or the community at large.
"The Art Institute of California, Orange County, is a perfect example of how private sector schools have the flexibility to provide training in state-of-the-art programs so our students are qualified to enter the 21st century workforce,” said Steve Gunderson, president and chief executive officer of APSCU. “APSCU proudly honors them with the 2013 Most Innovative Best Practice/New Program Award.”
PSCUs open doors to many of the 9.1 million unemployed and 90 million undereducated Americans by providing a skills-based education. To remain competitive over the next decade, we must identify between 8 and 23 million new workers with postsecondary skills. PSCUs are a necessary part of that solution, having produced over 800,000 degrees last year alone.