Facility / Graduates
Life for ICPNM participants provides no shortage of diversions, on campus and off. At RISD, for example, where many ICPNM classes are held, in addition to first-rate resources and facilities, there are more than 50 student-run organizations. Participants frequent exhibitions at eleven departmental and college galleries and at the world-class RISD Museum, and have access to athletic facilities at RISD and at nearby Brown University.
Popular events featuring student work include the Film/Animation/Video festival andCollection, the Apparel Design department's annual fashion show. Providence itself is a vibrant city, with renowned restaurants, an exciting gallery and theater scene and ready access to Rhode Island's beaches.
CPNM participants come from around the world and from a variety of educational and professional backgrounds. From the United States, Europe, Asia, Central and South America, participants arrive with an impressive range of expertise and skills. They hold degrees in subjects as diverse as economics, philosophy, architecture, politics and fine arts (to name a few), and have gone on to start their own businesses, to work for digital media departments and companies, and to bring their newly developed digital media skills to bear upon areas such as healthcare, computer science, interior architecture and education.
Indeed, besides working in the general business areas of executive management, research and development, and strategy and marketing, ICPNM graduates now hold positions in the following areas of new media:
- data visualization
- digital font design
- game design
- information architecture
- information technology
- interactive design
- online banking
- virtual reality
- visual design
imedia facilities include classroom space for ICPNM participants, extensive lab space, and a well-stocked library, all in the heart of downtown Providence.
Many ICPNM activities make use of facilities at the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD), provided graciously by RISD through a cooperative agreement.
The RISD Museum
The RISD Museum, one of the finest of its size in the United States, houses more than 100,000 works in its collections of fine and decorative arts, ranging from antiquity to the present. Each year the Museum presents both historical and contemporary exhibitions. Regular collections range from enticing placements of art and objects from ancient Egypt and China to superb presentations of historical and contemporary glass.
The Woods-Gerry Gallery regularly shows the work of RISD faculty, students and alumni. It is located at 62 Prospect Street, Providence, up the hill from the main RISD campus.