Communication Design (AAS / Btech)

Communication Design (AAS) provides students with a solid foundation in the theory and current practices of the Communication Design profession and a grounding in general education. Students explore visual expression through a range of courses in figure drawing, design and color, typography, photography and web design. The program prepares students to continue on to upper-level course work and specialization in the design field. Graduates have a broad knowledge of the design profession, a solid foundation in liberal arts and sciences and a well-rounded portfolio. They are prepared to assist art directors and designers in entry-level positions in Communication Design.

Graduates of the Communication Design bachelor of technology (BTech) degree program are prepared to obtain employment as designers, junior art directors, and art directors in advertising, graphic designers, art directors, web designers, broadcast designers, animators and game graphics designers. They demonstrate conceptual and creative design skills with a professional portfolio. They are also qualified to apply for masters programs in related communication design fields. In recent years, graduates of the program have been employed by such organizations as JC Penney, ABC-TV, SONY, Saatchi & Saatchi Advertising, Marriott, Book-of-the Month Club, DC Comics, Metropolitan Transit Authority, Simon & Schuster, McGraw-Hill, Draft-FCB Advertising, Fairchild Publications, Citicorp, Grey Advertising and many others.


Communication Design Management Degrees (AAS / BTECH)

We are writing to inform you that the Department of Communication Design has made the decision to formally retire the Communication Design Management Degrees (CDMG). It had become increasingly clear that maintaining the degrees, both associate and bachelors, are not in the best interest of CDMG students as so many of the classes have not been able to run due to decreasing enrollment. The degrees will remain in the college’s official catalog through next year. However, we will not be accepting new students into the program as of Spring 2018.  Our department’s advisers will be available to you during the Fall 2017 registration period of April 21st to 28th to work with you on planning a schedule that meets your academic objectives. Please go to the main office in Namm 1113 for the advisor schedule during Fall registration. Our department’s assistant will point you to the appropriate advisor available the day you come for Fall 2017 advisement.