Constance Ehmann, Program Coordinator
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The graphic and media design (AS) program provides graduates with foundational knowledge in graphic design for screen-based and print media. The program focuses on developing the contemporary problem-solving and design skills needed 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.
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 be prepared for entry-level positions at design firms and in-house design and/or production departments within larger companies.
The Alfred State graphic and media design (GMD) program is different from other such programs because it is constructed to meet the current needs for design in a time-based, screen-filled world. From cellphones to video billboards, new venues are demanding movement and interaction. This program is built to take advantage of new and ever-changing technologies and remain at the leading edge of design.
Because designers are being asked to design for print and screen, this requires new thinking, new versatility, and a new type of creative problem-solver. A new versatile designer is what Alfred State's graphic and media design program is designed to produce.
A laptop computer is required for students entering the graphic and media design program. Laptop specifications are available at http://www.alfredstate.edu/Graphic-MediaDesign
Graphic and media design AS graduates may enter directly into either the graphic and media design BS, the interdisciplinary studies BTech, or the technology management BBA degree program.
Graduates will be well prepared to continue into baccalaureate programs in graphic design, media production, and education.
Employment and continuing education rate at 100 percent -- 50 percent are employed; 50 percent continued their education.
Required: Algebra, Geometry
Recommended: Algebra 2
TYPICAL FOUR-SEMESTER PROGRAM
|DGMA||1403||Digital Foundations I||3|
|DGMA||1423||Intro to Visual Communication||3|
|DGMA||2503||Digital Foundations II||3|
|FNAT||2333||Survey of Design||3|
|SOCI||xxx3||Social Science Elective||3|
|XXXX||xxx3||Natural Science Elective||3|
|XXXX||xxx3||Gen Ed/LAS Elective||3|
|FNAT||3513||Art History II||3|
|COMP||3603||Writing for Emergent Media||3|
Minimum of “C” is required for all core courses.
Students are required to complete a digital portfolio assignment and annual review to meet graduation requirements.