June 2014 – Mount Ida College fashion design alumna Kelly Gustafson ’14 is one of several Boston area designers featured in the Boston Herald as an up-and-coming designer to watch.

Gustafson was spotlighted for her menswear collection by fashion writer Erica Corsano, who also served as a judge at the 2014 Mount Ida Fashion Show Exposed in Boston. Corsano noted that Gustafson’s take on menswear, inspired by the likes of “Rick Owens and Japanese brands,” made a memorable impression at its premiere during the fashion show.


“It’s rare to find young menswear designers who turn heads with their work,” writes Corsano.

Read more on Gustafson’s collection featured in the Boston Herald’s article entitled “Keep an eye on these young designers” here.

To learn more about the fashion design program at Mount Ida, visit our fashion degree homepage.

June 2014 – Mount Ida College has been ranked by Animation Career Review as one of the top schools for game design and development for its game art, animation and digital visualization degree programs.

Animation Career Review ranked Mount Ida #68 in the Top 75 Schools for Game Design/Development in the U.S.

In 2014, the School of Design at Mount Ida announced two new majors in the fields of design and development including a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Digital Visualization and a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Animation.

“Our new majors in the School of Design in the areas of game design and development—animation and digital visualization—really reflect what is happening in the marketplace right now and for the future,” noted Jason Donati, Dean of the School of Design.


A degree in digital visualization enables students to focus on the power of communication through animation and visual media and has three concentrations: architectural, medical and legal. The program is designed to prepare students for job placement in the growing visualization industry.

The career-focused animation program will give students the opportunity to develop storytelling and character design while offering hands-on training on cutting-edge software, coupled with classroom instruction from industry leading professionals.

For more information on Mount Ida’s School of Design academic programs, please visit our degree homepage.

May 2014 – The class of 2014 in the Mount Ida College dental hygiene program can lay claim to an impressive accomplishment — a 100 percent pass rate on the North East Regional Boards.

Dental Hygiene programs at Mount Ida are accredited, career-focused degrees providing students with a strong foundation in biomedical science combined with practical training in dental hygiene.With courses taught from experienced dentists and dental hygiene faculty, students are eligible for certification as a dental hygienist after their third year and may continue their education to complete a bachelor’s of science in dental hygiene.

Students provide clinical patient care through our state-of-the-art Dental Education Center & Community Dental Clinic as a component of their curriculum requirements. In addition to classroom instruction, students also gain career-ready clinical experience through externships with dental schools, hospitals and community health care centers. Jacyn Stultz, department chair of dental hygiene at Mount Ida, has enjoyed seeing this group of students develop into the future dental hygienists that she’ll watch graduate with pride.


“I am proud of the program’s record of success,” said Stultz, noting that most students continue their education through the dental hygiene bachelor degree program at Mount Ida post successful completion of examinations, as well as one student from this year’s class enrolling in Mount Ida’s accelerated Masters of Management program.

Mount Ida also offers a dental hygiene degree completion program designed for students who’ve already completed CODA-accredited dental hygiene training.

For more information on Mount Ida’s dental hygiene programs, please visit our undergraduate academic homepage.