AIGA encourages the formation of student groups at colleges and universities and is committed to developing these groups as a way of encouraging students to take the first step in demonstrating a commitment to their professional interest and assisting them in understanding the profession. We feel strongly that student groups should, as much as possible, be involved in programming their own events. This activity provides an opportunity for training future chapter officers and instills a sense of responsibility towards the needs of the group.
There are numerous AIGA student groups in the greater Los Angeles area, each consisting of ten or more student members. A faculty advisor on campus is designated as coordinator for the group. He/she should be recognized as an asset of the chapter, assisting in involving the students in AIGA Los Angeles and in programming for their own interests, in distributing materials and in keeping student records (particularly email addresses) current. Each student group produces their own programs, from juried exhibitions to social events to lectures, adding to the rich schedule of design-related activities throughout Los Angeles.
To find out if your school has an AIGA student group, check this complete list of student groups in the U.S.
AIGA Los Angeles Student Groups on Facebook
AIGA Los Angeles maintains a Facebook group aimed at student members and educators, enabling them to share ideas and inspiration, promote local student events, and participate in a wide range of discussions. Have a new website or other project you want to share? Join our Student Facebook group and let the world know!
The Buzz: Monthly Newsletter
Be sure to also check-out The Buzz, a monthly email newsletter published by AIGA for student members to help in their education and eventual transition to the workplace as a professional designer. It includes a rich archive of articles from some of the best designers in our field. The Buzz is also great for faculty or recent graduates of undergraduate and graduate design programs.