Contact: Anthony R. Golden, Chair
Department of Multimedia Photography and Design
318 Newhouse 3, 315-443-2304
Faculty Anthony R. Golden, Ken Harper, Thomas Kennedy, Lawrence Mason Jr., Bruce Strong, David C. Sutherland, Sherri Taylor
Students interested in visual communications are drawn to the graphic design program because of its emphasis on both design, image, interactivity, motion graphics, and communications. Students can develop design skills for both print and multimedia environments, as they also develop communications writing skills, photography skills, and knowlege of communications law, ethics, and business.
Admission to the program is based on acceptance of a portfolio of photography, graphics work, and communications writing after completing GRA 217
and PHO 301
Students majoring in graphic design must complete 38 credits within the Newhouse School of Public Communications. The major requirements follow.
Required courses (32 Newhouse credits)
Practical Grammar for Public Communications (1 credit)
Diversity and Media Issues (1 credit, plus 3 credits of Arts and Sciences)*
Communications Law for Journalists or
Communications Law for Television, Radio, Film
Introduction to Graphic Design
Type and Image for Multimedia (2 credits)
Motion Graphics and User Experience
Graphic Design Problems
Introduction to Photography for Multimedia
Photography for Graphic Design (1 credit)
Race, Gender, and the Media can be used to satisfy the diversity requirement instead of COM 344
and an approved course in the College of Arts and Sciences.
**Or other Newhouse writing class by petition
Capstone Requirement (3 credits)
Collaborative Intensive Experience
Introduction to Entrepreneurship and Emerging Enterprises
(Whitman School of Management)
Ethics and Media Professions (College of Arts and Sciences)
Newhouse elective (3 credits)
Graphic design majors are required to take one Newhouse elective.
Total: 38 Newhouse credits required.