Visual Communications Technology: Graphic Design is a program designed as a specific career path for students interested in gaining employment in the graphic arts; this includes such graphic design areas as print design, package design, web design, motion graphics, environmental graphic design, game design, and new media. A combination of lectures, laboratory projects, studio classes, and hands-on experiences provides students with an excellent foundation in the design and production of graphics and introduces them to processes and practices common to the field.
This program encourages the selection of art electives to build a strong foundation for careers in the graphic arts and design.
Careers in the field:
Freelance Graphic Designer, Computer Art and Design, Animation, Web Design, Magazine Design, Record/CD Cover Design, Branding, Interactive Design, Type Design, Motion Graphics, Package Design, Film Titles, TV Graphics, Book Design, Corporate Identity, Game Design, Environmental Design, Information Design
Schools to transfer to:
SUNY: University of Buffalo, Brockport, Fredonia, Oswego, New Paltz, Purchase; School of Visual Arts, Pratt, Parsons, Rochester Institute of Technology, Savannah College of Art and Design, Virginia Commonwealth, North Carolina State University, Massachusetts College of Arts, Rhode Island School of Design, and Carnegie Mellon
Specific skills learned:
Typography, packaging, branding, computer graphics, graphics and image manipulation, vector drawing, commercial illustration, animation, and motion-graphics
Marj Crum • James Downer • Kathy Farrell
Coursework enhancement activities available:
Student Art Association • Comic Creators Club • American Institute of Graphic Arts