Philadelphia University

Introduction

About PhilaU

Our number one priority is providing students with an academic experience that leads to internships, jobs and meaningful career paths. As a result, our job placement rate is 95 percent and our students are employed at some of the top companies in the world. We do this through focusing on innovation, innovative thinking and our award-winning Nexus Learning approach — active, collaborative learning that is connected to the real world and infused with the liberal arts. Explore what makes a PhilaU education so valuable.

Located on a 100-acre, park-like campus, Philadelphia University is just minutes from Center City Philadelphia.

Browse our website and find out more about our unique interdisciplinary academic approach and our more than 40 professional undergraduate and graduate degree programs. We encourage you to learn more about the University today, or explore our history.

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Mission Statement

Philadelphia University is a student-centered institution that prepares graduates for successful careers in an evolving global marketplace.

By blending the liberal arts and sciences, professional studies, interdisciplinary learning, and collaborations in and out of the classroom, students learn to thrive in diverse and challenging environments.

Our students are encouraged to form supportive relationships with each other as well as faculty, staff, and alumni in an academically rigorous setting that is focused on intellectual and personal growth.

Philadelphia University is an experiential learning community where integrity, creativity, curiosity, ethics, responsibility, and the free exchange of ideas are valued.

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MS Fashion Design Management

Campus Part time August 2017 USA Southwest Center City

The groundbreaking international M.S. in Fashion Design Management program, developed in partnership with Politecnico di Milano, is uniquely focused on developing design and fashion leaders of tomorrow. By moving beyond the hand-crafted approach to fashion, you will have the opportunity to focus on design as a strategic function, integrated along the cycle of research and design, product development, branding and distribution. [+]

M.S. in Fashion Design Management About the Program The groundbreaking international M.S. in Fashion Design Management program, developed in partnership with Politecnico di Milano, is uniquely focused on developing design and fashion leaders of tomorrow. By moving beyond the hand-crafted approach to fashion, you will have the opportunity to focus on design as a strategic function, integrated along the cycle of research and design, product development, branding and distribution. The 18-month program will prepare you to enter managerial roles within the apparel industry. Immersive industry experiences on an international level will teach to work within a corporate brand structure, incorporating technology and social media metrics into globalization and the brand building process. International Collaboration For two of the three total semesters, you will work with students from Politecnico as a team in-residence, first in Philadelphia, then in Milan, a city entrenched in the European luxury market. This unique structure will grow your professional network, and teach you to merge commercial demand with creativity while developing global concepts. [-]

MS Industrial Design

Campus Full time Part time August 2017 USA Southwest Center City

Ranked 7th in the US and 4th in the East by DesignIntelligence, the MS in Industrial Design is a professional program based on interdisciplinary project work. In this program, you will learn to design effectively at the collaborative and chaotic “front end” of the product-development process. [+]

M.S. in Industrial Design About the Program Ranked 7th in the US and 4th in the East by DesignIntelligence, the MS in Industrial Design is a professional program based on interdisciplinary project work. In this program, you will learn to design effectively at the collaborative and chaotic “front end” of the product-development process. You will work with product users, researchers, businesspeople, engineers and manufacturers to create products and systems that are better at serving their users, societies and the world at large. We like busy people, because busy people are ambitious, curious people. Many of our courses are taught in the afternoon and evening, to allow flexible scheduling for students who have outside obligations. Our Four Areas of Focus: Informing design through creative research into user needs. Working closely with business, engineering and other disciplines to design platforms and systems- not just isolated objects. Designing intelligent products for the "internet of things," integrating hardware, software and electronic interactivity. Understanding and designing for global societies. Our students are smart, curious and diverse, with undergraduate backgrounds as disparate as economics, philosophy, technology education, mechanical engineering and architecture, as well as some with undergraduate ID degrees. International students are warmly welcomed. The M.S. in Industrial Design will prepare you for entrepreneurial work in the field, or for a position in a corporate design department or design consulting firm. If you’re currently working in design, this program can help you move from tactics to strategy, going from working on problems you’re given, to finding untapped new opportunities and new clients. [-]

MS Surface Imaging

Campus August 2017 USA Southwest Center City

The Surface Imaging program at PhilaU offers a unique graduate design education by viewing anything and everything as the canvas through the utilization of a variety of printing technologies. [+]

M.S. in Surface Imaging About the program The Surface Imaging program at PhilaU offers a unique graduate design education by viewing anything and everything as the canvas through the utilization of a variety of printing technologies. By applying painting, drawing, photography and printmaking to advanced design studios and printing practices, you will produce complex and unique surface image projects. You will be able to bring your creativity to life through fabrication printing, including additive material deposition and subtraction printing technologies (enhanced 3D surface and laser printing)—allowing you to produce anything you can imagine. Product development and management skills are enhanced with thorough knowledge and experience in advanced printing technology, applied engineering and an understanding of innovative business systems. You will gain professional experience while in the program, through research based real-world projects with industry partners that stress critical thinking and problem solving skills through teamwork and collaboration. You will learn from expert faculty in state-of-the-art facilities, like the Center for Excellence of Surface Imaging, which has been supported by international imaging industries, including printer manufactures, ink formulators and software developers. As part of your coursework, you will have extensive experience working on interdisciplinary projects using advanced technology and design solutions. Upon graduation, you will be prepared to be a leader in the growing imaging industry which includes graphic, architectural, interior, textile, fashion apparel and home industries, as well as all facets in the global imaging industry. [-]

MS Textile Design

Campus August 2017 USA Southwest Center City

The M.S. in Textile Design at Philadelphia University offers an integrated, collaborative and proven curriculum that blends aesthetic, creative skills with emerging technologies. In studios and classrooms, students turn innovative ideas into original products. [+]

M.S. in Textile Design About the Program The M.S. in Textile Design at Philadelphia University offers an integrated, collaborative and proven curriculum that blends aesthetic, creative skills with emerging technologies. In studios and classrooms, students turn innovative ideas into original products. State-of-the-art facilities, including The Center for Excellence of Digital Printing, electronic jacquard and dobby looms, computerized knitting machines, and extensive computer-aided design laboratories enable students to put professional skills into practice. The Design studio courses make up the majority of the coursework in the M.S. program and design research is stressed from the beginning. Graduate students select either knit, print or weave as their area of concentration and the courses are taught by active members of the textile design field: artists, design directors, authors and researchers. Visiting artists and guest lecturers expand the educational experience, bringing real-world applications to the classroom experience. Partnerships with industry, nexus learning sponsored projects, national and international design competitions and exhibitions at international trade shows provide practical experience as students prepare for graduation. The PhilaU Textile Design program is enhanced by study abroad opportunities and a strong internship program. This PhilaU program gives graduates a commanding competitive edge in the global textile marketplace with our graduates attaining positions in all areas of the industry from national and international firms to boutique specialty retailers. [-]

MS Textile Engineering

Campus Full time Part time September 2017 USA Southwest Center City + 1 more

The M.S. in Textile Engineering program is intended to develop graduate students’ knowledge in the advanced fields of textile science and engineering. [+]

M.S. in Textile Engineering About the Program The M.S. in Textile Engineering program is intended to develop graduate students’ knowledge in the advanced fields of textile science and engineering. The program offers a wide range of textile engineering courses that prepare students to make significant contributions in advanced manufacturing technology and textile materials technology. The carefully integrated educational offerings at the University enable the student to be exposed to a wide range of professional education possibilities. A capstone thesis experience is required at the completion of program. For information regarding admission requirements and financial assistance please email Prof. Brian George, Director of Graduate Textile Engineering Programs at Georgeb@philau.edu or the graduate admissions office at GradAdm@PhilaU.edu [-]

MS User Experience & Interaction Design

Campus Full time August 2017 USA Southwest Center City

The Master of Science in User Experience and Interaction Design is an 18-month to two-year on-campus program made up of 31-37 credits, depending on an applicant’s qualifications upon entering the program. This program is designed to prepare working professionals and recent college graduates to expand their careers into the rapidly moving fields of User Experience Design (UX) and Interaction Design (IxD). [+]

M.S. in User Experience and Interaction Design About the Program The Master of Science in User Experience and Interaction Design is an 18-month to two-year on-campus program made up of 31-37 credits, depending on an applicant’s qualifications upon entering the program. This program is designed to prepare working professionals and recent college graduates to expand their careers into the rapidly moving fields of User Experience Design (UX) and Interaction Design (IxD). Philadelphia University User Experience and Interaction Design students: Develop skills in planning, organizing and executing an interactive visual design. Practice critical thinking skills and problem-solving for complex interactive design projects on both a formal and conceptual level. Gain a competence in digital technologies, analytics, information design, strategy and methods of usability. Learn to collaborative on interdisciplinary work, fundamental to the success of in digital design. Learn best practices in visual communication and information literacy. Expand development, production and post-production knowledge. What is User Experience (UX) and Interaction Design (IxD)? The role of UX and IxD expands as digital technology allows for more and more innovative applications. We must create aesthetic, engaging and dynamic experiences for users to interact with in order to take full advantage of current and future technologies, and immerse users in media. For these reasons, a Master of Science in User Experience and Interaction Design degree prepares graduates with the necessary skills to evolve the standards of communication and interaction. To compete in today's growing market, professionals must have the tools necessary to approach each task effectively, including practical interactive knowledge, technological skills, development, production and post-production knowledge, visual communication skills and information literacy. Graduates from the Master of Science in User Experience and Interaction program are equipped with the knowledge and expertise to fulfill many possible careers, such as: Interaction Design User Experience Design User Research Usability Analysis Information Architecture Digital Project Management Creative Direction Mobile Application Design User Interface Design Front End Web Development Interactive Design Web and Multimedia Design Program Success Recent graduates have found themselves in creative positions at a diverse range of companies from small to medium businesses and larger companies such as Comcast Interactive Media, QVC, Disney ABC Television Group, SAP, and NBCUniversal. Many graduates also find themselves seeking a fast-paced career in an agency environment. Rosetta, Digitas Health, Night Kitchen Media, Red Tettemer, AYC Media and Razorfish are just a few of the notable agencies where PhilaU graduates have expanded their professional careers. [-]

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