2015-2016 Undergraduate Course Catalog 
    Jan 23, 2020  
2015-2016 Undergraduate Course Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Communications Design, BFA

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Roderick Martinez, Department of Design
The Warehouse, 315-443-2455, rmmartin@syr.edu


Robert Cooney, Michele Damato, Jeff Glendenning, Roderick Martinez, William Padgett


This B.F.A. degree program introduces a field offering almost unlimited options and professional opportunities. Its unique structure enables students to pursue either a broad range of interests or to specialize in one or two particular areas of communications design. Corporate graphics and identity systems, advertising, packaging, environmental graphics, exhibition design, direct mail and direct response marketing, magazine or book design, television and film graphics, and electronic and interactive media are some of the most common areas of study. The program is designed to accommodate almost any relevant interest.

The courses emphasize, above all else, the conceptual and strategic aspects of marketing and communications design as well as the development of basic skills, the use of technology, and the historical and theoretical foundations of the field.

Program Requirements

Art History Requirements: 13 credits

Academic Electives 24 credits

Studio Electives 18 credits

Free Electives 9 credits

Study Abroad

Students may apply to spend a semester abroad in the spring of their junior year at SU’s Design in London program.  Please refer to the SUAbroad website for eligibility and application criteria.

Total Credits Required: 121

Degree Awarded: BFA in Communications Design

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