Graduation 2017


This year’s graduation took place at La Gaité Lyrique on May 19th. It was not only our largest graduating class, but also included the first cohort of students who had spent all four years at our Paris campus at 45 Rue Saint Roch after we relaunched in 2013. Additionally we had students graduate from each of the undergraduate and graduate programs we offer. We were thrilled to welcome fashion designer, entrepreneur and philanthropist Kay Unger as our commencement speaker. Congratulations class of 2017!


Getting ready in front of La Gaîté Lyrique, in the heart of Paris.


BFA Art, Media & Technology students. See their exhibition here.


BFA Fashion Design students. See their collections here.


Graduate students in MFA Design & Technology [see their exhibition], MFA History of Design & Curatorial Studies [see their publication launch and gallery opening] and MA Fashion Studies.


During the welcome Dean Florence Leclerc-Dickler welcomed friends and families in all the languages the students speak. We are global!


From left to right: Dean Florence Leclerc-Dickler, Kay Unger, and program directors Bridget O’Rourke, Benjamin Gaulon, Leyla Neri.


Program directors Marco Pecorari and Emmanuel Guy (right).


Touching speeches by graduating students… Margaux Salgado (BFA Art, Media & Technology).


Alexander Slizeski (BFA Fashion Design)


Samar Al-Khudhairi (MFA Design & Technology)


Katia Porro (MFA History of Design & Curatorial Studies)


Diploma time!


Congratulations Class of 2017!!!


The ceremony was followed by a reception in the Foyer Historique upstairs.


Later that evening we celebrated gallery opening at Parsons Paris and Galerie 24b down the street. Pictured here: Kay Unger and Dean Florence Leclerc-Dickler with MFA Design & Technology graduate Barnard Smit. See more inside the gallery exhibition CONTINUUM on our blog.

 

Photos by Puxan Photo