Becoming a designer is not only a matter of mastering technology, but it also requires the kind of personal artistry and intellectual development that a liberal arts education provides.
The Graphic Design program educates students in three areas of design: theoretical, technical, and creative. Students receive instruction via demonstrations, lectures, one-on one consultations with professors, and presentations by leading professionals in New York, and internships at venues in the city are highly encouraged. By their senior year, students develop their professional portfolios in a specific field of media design and are prepared to attain entry into graduate programs or the career field of their choice.
Meet Our Graphic Design Students
Innovation and change occur at a fast pace in our contemporary culture. This presents a wide spectrum of opportunities and choices for young designers. The faculty of the Design Concentration believe that an understanding of foundation design principles and theories are necessary for success in all fields of media design and production. The concentration offers an array of skill sets applicable to print design, including branding, corporate design, and advertising.
Professional Portfolio Review
Graduating Seniors in the Graphic Design Program create professional portfolios that address their chosen fields in media genres including print design, web design, illustration, 3-D animation, photography, and more. Students also develop personal identity branding and a website.
This prepares students to gain entry-level positions in the professional design field or acceptance to graduate school programs. Design professionals practicing in New York City are invited to critique each student individually.