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Kendall College of Art and Design, of Ferris State University is a college of the visual arts in downtown Grand Rapids, Michigan, United States. It offers a Bachelor's degree in several fields, and a Master's degree in Fine Art. Image File history File links KCAD.jpg This is a logo of a college, university, or other institution of higher learning, and is protected by copyright and/or trademark. ... The Mona Lisa is one of the most recognizable artistic paintings in the Western world. ... Nickname: Location of Grand Rapids within Kent County, Michigan Coordinates: Country United States State Michigan County Kent  - Mayor George Heartwell Area    - City 45. ... A bachelors degree (Artium Baccalaureus, A.B. or B.A.) is usually an undergraduate academic degree awarded for a course or major that generally lasts for three, four, or in some cases and countries, five or six years. ... A masters degree is an academic degree usually awarded for completion of a postgraduate (or graduate) course of one to three years in duration. ...

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Academics

Kendall has major programs in Art Education, Art History, Digital Media, general Fine Arts, Furniture Design, Graphic Design, Illustration, Industrial Design, Interior Design, Metals/Jewelry Design, Painting, Photography, and Sculpture/Functional Art. Most first-year students take a selection of common "foundation" classes and introductory courses in their major, along with some general Humanities, Science, and Art History classes. Later years' studies consist primarily of studio classes in the student's major field and related electives, and additional general education classes. Art education is the area of learning that, in the United States of America, is based upon the visual, tangible arts—drawing, painting, sculpture, and design in jewelry, pottery, weaving, fabrics, etc and design applied to more practical fields such as commercial graphics and home furnishings. ... This article is about the academic discipline of art history. ... Bold textDigital media (as opposed to analog media) usually refers to electronic media that work on digital codes. ... Fine art refers to arts that are concerned with beauty or which appealed to taste (SOED 1991). ... Saul Basss poster for the film The Man with the Golden Arm - a highly regarded work of graphic design. ... Illustration by Jesse Wilcox Smith. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article may require cleanup. ... Interior design is the process of shaping the experience of interior space, through the manipulation of spatial volume as well as surface treatment. ... This article or section is in need of attention from an expert on the subject. ... For building painting, see painter and decorator. ... Photography is the process of making pictures by means of capturing light on a light-sensitive medium, such as a sensor or film. ... A sculpture is a three-dimensional object, which for the purposes of this article is man-made and selected for special recognition as art. ... The humanities are those academic disciplines which study the human condition using methods that are largely analytic, critical, or speculative, as distinguished from the mainly empirical approaches of the natural and social sciences. ... Part of a scientific laboratory at the University of Cologne. ...


Dual enrollment for advanced high school students is available. Also a variety of non-credit classes for both children and adults are offered to the community. In education, dual enrollment is where a student is enrolled in two separate, academically related institutions. ...


History

The school was founded in 1928 as David Wolcott Kendall Memorial School, through a bequest by his widow Helen M. Kendall. Mr. Kendall had been a nationally-recognized pioneer in the local furniture industry. The institution became known as Kendall School of Design in 1947, was accredited as Kendall College of Design in 1981, and became Kendall College of Art and Design in 1987 with the addition of programs in the Fine Arts. Previously a private college, it merged with Ferris State University in 2000, but retains a substantial degree of autonomy as a full college, with its own academic programs, facilities, faculty, staff, and president. Ferris State University is an institute of higher learning whose main campus is located in Big Rapids, Michigan, in Mecosta County, with a secondary campus in Grand Rapids, Michigan, and smaller programs located throughout the region. ...


Facilities

student photo of Kendall Building atrium
student photo of Kendall Building atrium

The college occupies a 7-story historic building in downtown Grand Rapids. Facilities include color and black-and-white darkrooms, photo studios, a library, two galleries, a furniture collection, wood-, metalsmithing/jewelry design studio, and metalworking shops, digital fabrication and CNC milling machines, printmaking equipment, 24-hour-access student studios, a coffee shop, a bookstore with art supplies, and classroom/labs with approximately 350 Mac and Windows computers. Image File history File links KCADatriumstairs. ... Image File history File links KCADatriumstairs. ... A darkroom is a given space, usually a separate area in a building or a vehicle, that is made dark so as to allow photographers to use light-sensitive materials to develop photographs and film. ... Julio Pérez Ferrero Library - Cúcuta, Colombia A modern-style library in Chambéry A library is a collection of information resources and services, organized for use, and maintained by a public body, institution, or private individual. ... Artists can use woodworking to create delicate sculptures. ... A smith, or metalsmith, is a person involved in the shaping of metal objects. ... This article or section is in need of attention from an expert on the subject. ... A CNC Turning Center A CNC Milling Machine The abbreviation CNC stands for computer numerical control, and refers specifically to a computer controller that reads G-code instructions and drives the machine tool, a powered mechanical device typically used to fabricate metal components by the selective removal of metal. ... Printmaking is the process of making artworks by printing, normally on paper. ... The first Macintosh computer, introduced in 1984, upgraded to a 512K Fat Mac. The Macintosh or Mac, is a line of personal computers designed, developed, manufactured, and marketed by Apple Computer. ... Microsoft Windows is the name of several families of proprietary software operating systems by Microsoft. ...


A substantial expansion of the college's facilities began around the time it joined Ferris, first taking over the adjoining building, renovating and adding studio, classroom, gallery, and office space, nearly doubling its space. Later, the college committed itself to acquire and adapt the Grand Rapids Art Museum building across the street when the museum finishes relocating in 2007, where it plans to add gallery, auditorium, and more classroom, studio, and office space.


Students

As of Fall 2005 total enrollment (undergraduate and graduate) is just over 1000 students, with a faculty:student ratio of about 1:14. Most students live in apartments downtown or in nearby neighborhoods such as Heritage Hill and Eastown. The college assists students in finding housing, and began a housing program of its own in the Fall of 2004, offering renovated, furnished apartments a block from the main building. In the atrium of the building, students often partake in table-top sports such as ping pong and foosball. 2005 is a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Regional competition level table tennis, showing table, net, and player getting ready to return the ball with a winning backhand topspin stroke. ... Foosball (from the German Fußball = soccer - In German itself its called Kicker or Tischfußball) is also known as table soccer, table football, babyfoot, jitz, or gettone. ...


External links

  • Kendall College web site
  • Kendall's "web lab"
  • Kendall's "Digital Fabrication" Lab

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Kendall College of Art and Design - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (521 words)
Kendall College of Art and Design, of Ferris State University is a college of the visual arts in downtown Grand Rapids, Michigan, United States.
The institution became known as Kendall School of Design in 1947, was accredited as Kendall College of Design in 1981, and became Kendall College of Art and Design in 1987 with the addition of programs in the Fine Arts.
Previously a private college, it merged with Ferris State University in 2000, but retains a substantial degree of autonomy as a full college, with its own academic programs, facilities, faculty, staff, and president.
Kendall College of Art and Design - definition of Kendall College of Art and Design in Encyclopedia (303 words)
Kendall College of Art and Design is a college of the visual arts in downtown Grand Rapids, Michigan offering a Bachelor's degree in several fields, and a Master's degree in Fine Art.
The institution became known as Kendall School of Design in 1947, was accredited as Kendall College of Design in 1981, and switched to its current name in 1987.
Later, the college committed itself to acquire and adapt the Grand Rapids Art Museum building across the street when the museum finishes relocating.
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