August 16, 2018
Dr. Kevin Howell from the Graphic Arts and Imaging Technologies Program visited Hochschule Der Medien (HDM) in Stuttgart, Germany. The Stuttgart campus houses approximately 5000 and grants Bachelor’s, Master’s and Doctoral Degrees in various media curriculums. They have ultra-modern facilities with multi-million dollar equipment. Their specialties include Offset lithography, Flexography, Gravure and digital printing.
Dr. Howell presented a guest lecture on current trends in American Graphic Communication Curriculum issues. Dr. Howell also toured the facilities and met with the faculty leaders in each of the production areas. The program at HDM is unique in Germany in that it is presented entirely in English. The students in the program represent a very diverse background. Coming from The UK, China, Iraq, Australia, India and Germany. Seeds were planted to develop a mutually beneficial exchange program with students and faculty from Appalachian State in the near future.