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Graphic Design, B.F.A.

Deliver strong visual messages using emerging technologies. Work with our state-of-the-art facilities that foster creative exploration, critical thinking, and professional development.

What You’ll Learn

In the Graphic Design, B.F.A. program, you’ll produce work that demonstrates artistic expression, technical proficiency, and well-informed conceptual ideas.

You’ll take courses in areas from advertising and editorial to information graphics, logos and branding, motion graphics, packaging, typography, and web and interactive design and emerge with a portfolio of work that will demonstrate your professional readiness to future employers.

You’ll gain proficiency with the latest applications and technology—including Adobe Creative Cloud, 3-D printers, and laser cutters—and how to use them in the creation, reproduction, and distribution of visual messages.

Through internships with local agencies and design firms, as well as projects (both individual and collaborative), you’ll prepare to tackle the real-world challenges of being a career-ready graphic designer.

For those interested in even greater career preparation, the School of Architecture and Design offers an accelerated path to the M.F.A. in Digital Art & Design, Graphic Design concentration for undergraduate students who wish to begin their graduate work during the final two years of study for the B.F.A.

Employers

  • Magic Visual Productions
  • NBA
  • Nickelodeon
  • Panasonic
  • Penguin Randomhouse
  • WarnerMedia

Career Options

  • Art director
  • Graphic designer
  • Brand developer
  • Motion graphics designer
  • Package designer
  • Production artist
  • Interactive/web designer
Naja Bomani (B.F.A. '17)

NBC Universal

In the summer before her senior year, Naja interned in the advertising standards department at NBCUniversal, learning how design relates to advertising and marketing in a real-world environment.

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Ridwan Adhami (B.F.A. ’03)

Creative Director

As creative director for the nonprofit organization Islamic Relief USA, Adhami has traveled to 19 countries documenting humanitarian crises and development programs that impact Muslim communities.

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Louis D’Amato (B.F.A. ’19)

New York Mets

While at New York Tech, D’Amato landed a coveted internship at Mikkeller NYC, the brewery on location at Mets Stadium.

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Exceptional experiences.
Outstanding outcomes.

$50,370

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$69,430

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Top-Tier Ranking

USNWR Best Colleges/Regional

New York Tech is ranked among the top 50 regional universities in the North.

How You’ll Succeed

Upon graduation, you’ll be prepared for entry-level positions in the graphic design industry with a focus in the print and web markets, including drawing, typography, illustration, editorial design, and package and book design.

International F-1 students who successfully complete this degree are eligible for an additional 24-month STEM OPT extension to work in the U.S. in an area directly related to their area of study immediately upon completing the customary 12-month post-completion Optional Practical Training (OPT).

USNWR Best Colleges/Regional

Top-Tier Ranking

New York Tech is ranked among the top 50 regional universities in the North.

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