CIA and Pratt Collaborate on Food & Design Course
from the CIA and Pratt Institute are
teaming up this fall to put the “art” in culinary arts. They are taking a class
together that calls upon the special talents of these students from both
collaboration—Food and Design: Hudson River—is a semester-long, three-credit class. The Hudson
River was selected as the theme for this exploration of food and design as it
has been vital to the region’s food, art, and commerce for centuries. During
the semester, students will visit art museums and food producers as well as
agricultural, artistic, and historic sites.
delighted to collaborate with Pratt Institute to create an experiential
learning experience inspired
by the history, culture, geography, ecology, and beauty of the Hudson River,” says Dr.
Denise Bauer, dean of the CIA’s School of Liberal Arts and Food Studies.
“Coming from specialized colleges, CIA and Pratt students share the same kind
of focus and passion for their chosen fields; bringing them together to create
a collaborative food design project promises a unique outcome.”
semester, students will visit each other’s college in addition to meeting
weekly on their own campus and connecting via video conference. The course wraps
up with a culminating event in which teams of students from both colleges work
together to create a project for public exhibit inspired by the culture of the
At the CIA,
the course is a bachelor’s-level elective open to juniors and seniors majoring
in Applied Food Studies or Food Business Management.