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Graphic & Media Design

male standing in green room with lights and cameras
famale student in front of a computer
male professor sitting on floor with computer and students
male student standing in front of a screen on the wall
empty room with a drawing on the wall of someone on a segway, wires hanging down on the walls
female student in front of computer, hand on the mouse
3 students videotaping a female, audio equipment in the room
female instructor at front of classroom with students standing, pieces of art sitting on the table
"It is clear that this program is designed to create precisely the type of graduate we seek to employ at Fisher-Price."
Robert “Bud” Kolich, Director of the VizLab at Fisher-Price
Program Advantages: 

The Graphic & Media Design program at Alfred State is different from other graphic design programs. It's specifically designed to meet current and future needs of an increasingly screen-filled and design-driven world. Studio courses employ active learning and real-world problem solving, which provide students with an experience that mirrors the professional studio environment.

The growing in-house design services industry is creating positions nationwide. Design studios, as well as in-house design services, demand highly versatile creative problem solvers. A new versatile designer is what the Graphic & Media Design program is designed to create.

The required system specifications for DMA students are:

15-inch: 2.5GHz with Retina display


  • 2.5GHz quad-core Intel Core i7
  • Turbo Boost up to 3.7GHz
  • 16GB 1600MHz memory
  • 512GB PCIe-based flash storage 1
  • Intel Iris Pro Graphics
  • AMD Radeon R9 M370X with 2GB GDDR5 memory
  • Built-in battery (9 hours) 2
  • Force Touch trackpad


  • 15” Touch Bar and Touch ID
  • 2.7GHz Processor
  • 512GB Storage
Professional Outlook: 

2014 Graphic Designer Median Pay $45,900/year, $22.07/hour*
2014 Multimedia Artist Median Pay $63,630/year, $30.59/hour*

*Occupational Outlook Handbook: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Tammy Brackett
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Digital Media & Animation