Applications are currently being accepted for the new four-year Bachelor of Science graphic and media design program.
This program will focus on developing the contemporary problem-solving and design skills needed to enter the workforce and to apply the elements and principles of design, drawing, and visual communication. An awareness of design history is combined with the latest topics in graphic and media design to provide an informed student aimed at innovation in the field.
The graphic and media curriculum was developed in response to a high volume of requests from prospective students, as well as to fill the current demand for designers who can work in a multitude of different media and platforms.
According to the US Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment in the arts and design occupations is projected to grow by 7 percent from 2012 to 2022, resulting in more than 17,000 new jobs. Nearly half of this growth is expected to occur among graphic designers.
Dr. Skip Sullivan, president of Alfred State, said, “This new program will allow us to graduate skilled, versatile graphic designers who will be on the cutting edge of new trends in the field of design. I thank the faculty who worked to make this program possible.”
Dr. Kristin Poppo, vice president for Academic Affairs, said, “Alfred State is pleased to expand its Digital Media and Animation Department with this new degree in graphic media and design. Our programs provide incredibly creative students with excellent career options in growing fields.”
Graduates will possess the skills necessary to be well-rounded in both design and production across a wide variety of print and digital media. They will also be well-prepared for entry-level positions at design firms and in-house design and/or production departments within larger companies.