Moore Announces New iPad Initiative for New BFA Students

For Immediate Release
February 6, 2012

(Philadelphia, PA) – Moore College of Art & Design announces an exciting new iPad initiative that will transform the learning experience for new BFA students entering in the fall of 2012. Each new student will be given a free Apple® iPad®. Pre-populated apps selected to support the visual art and design education at Moore will come loaded and ready for students to use in their classes. 

“Faculty at Moore are committed to educating students for contemporary careers in art and design,” says Academic Dean Dona Lantz. “The iPad will be a pivotal learning tool in the new Foundation curriculum where the integration of digital media and tools will be taught and used in tandem with traditional drawing and design media.” 

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“We are proud to be one of the first art and design colleges to partner with Apple to provide iPad devices to all new BFA students,” says Moore President Happy Craven Fernandez. “This is an exciting opportunity to increase interactivity within the classroom and Moore community.”

As part of the new Foundation curriculum at Moore students will use the iPad as a sketchbook and portfolio, as well as a camera for both still and moving images. Apps on the iPad will allow students to develop ideas, concepts and produce finished work in the design, drawing and color classes.  

While the primary purpose of this initiative is to support new students who will be taking the new Foundation curriculum, the College will also make available these customized apps and other content to all returning students who already have an iPad device.  

Next fall, all returning students who have an iPad and want to upgrade their mobile device will also be given the opportunity to get the customized package of Apps for their iPad.

As this initiative is rolled out, further details will be made available at

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Moore College of Art & Design educates students for inspiring careers in art and design. Founded in 1848, Moore is the nation's first and only women's art college. Moore's career-focused environment and professionally active faculty form a dynamic community in the heart of Philadelphia's cultural district. The College offers nine Bachelor of Fine Arts degrees for women. A coeducational Graduate Studies program was launched in summer, 2009. In addition, Moore provides many valuable opportunities in the arts through The Galleries at Moore, a Continuing Education Certificate program for adults, the 91-year-old acclaimed Youth Art Program for girls and boys grades 1-12, The Art Shop and the Sculpture Park. For more information about Moore, visit

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Published on February 6th, 2012