Beyond the Classroom
Applied Research Grants
Buffalo State's Office of Undergraduate Research provides opportunities for our design students to apply for undergraduate summer research fellowships, research grants, and travel grants to present results of their research. Students participating in research projects also present at the annual Buffalo State Student Research and Creativity Celebration.
Because Buffalo State is located in New York State's second-largest city, students have access to all the city offers. Many choose to perform internships or use the city's many agencies and arts facilities for learning outside of the classroom.
Exchange and Study-Abroad Programs
Design students have the opportunity to study in Italy through Buffalo State's Siena Program. Numerous study-abroad and exchange programs are offered through Buffalo State, SUNY, National Student Exchange, and other institutions. Contact the International Education Office for more information.
Students can become involved in various student organizations on campus. In the Design department students can join the student government sponsored Visual Arts Board; Students Involved in the Art of Metalsmithing (S.I.A.M.) club; the Coalition of Ceramic Designers (C2D) club; and the DotCom club. Other opportunities include student fieldtrips, on and off campus exhibitions, and an annual student sale.