This program seeks to prepare students for the dynamic field of digital design by providing a basic career-oriented education. Through intensive training in visual foundations and state-of-the-art technology, students gain aesthetic awareness, problem-solving skills and the technical proficiency necessary to pursue an entry-level position in the visual communication industry in positions such as graphic design, web design, computer animation, 3D graphic visualization, motion graphics design and interactive multimedia design.
The Digital Design program articulates with Lehman College (B.A. Specialization in Studio Art: Computer Imaging); Mercy College (B.F.A. in Computer Arts and Design); New York City College of Technology (BTech in Communication Design) and SUNY Empire State (The Arts and Cultural Studies). Students are encouraged to read these articulation agreements on the Transfer Planning web site.
Upon successful completion of the Digital Arts program requirements, students will be able to:
- Demonstrate an understanding of the principles of design and their application in addressing ideas, both symbolically and expressively.
- Develop hands-on studio, production and presentation skills and competency in the use of traditional art tools and techniques.
- Demonstrate an understanding of the principles of typography.
- Demonstrate the ability to evaluate and place works of art and design in a historical context.
- Demonstrate an understanding of the influence of history and culture on the creative process.
- Demonstrate an understanding of the process involved in the planning, execution and design of visual communications
- Demonstrate the ability to articulate a design concept using relevant terminology.
- Demonstrate competence in the use of software packages utilized in digital design.
Program Director: Professor Lisa Amowitz