Media Design

Bachelor of Science

About This Program


Graphic design plays a major role in many aspects of everyday life. Pursue an exciting career by turning creative ideas into dynamic visual imagery. Learn to merge ideas using typography, color and industry standard software as technology merges with new and exciting forms of communication. The Media Design major provides students with the flexibility to tailor their degree to their career interests. Students have the option of choosing from among three concentration areas: Multimedia, Digital Publishing, and Photography. All Media Design students will complete the Media Design core, which offers introductory courses in drawing, digital publishing, digital image manipulation and photography. This will allow students to survey the various media available to them and select a specialty area of study. All Media Design students will also complete a senior project; produce a portfolio to be reviewed by professional staff; and network within the field, while gaining real world experience, with an internship. The General Education requirements provide a foundation in English, fine arts and the social sciences.

CAP (Community and Academic Partnerships)/Co-op Program

In order to provide relevant work experience, students in the Media Design degree program have the option of completing six credit hours via a co‑op assignment. The co-op option for Media Design is the equivalent of two semester courses, for a total of six credit hours. Students can complete their Media Design degree with 120 credit hours, whether they choose the co-op option or not. Because each co-op experience is individually designed, students must inform the Director of the CAP/Co-op program and the Media Design Program Chair one semester before they would like to begin a co-op assignment.

This information applies to students who enter this degree program during the 2015-2016 Academic Year. If you entered this degree program before the Fall 2015 semester, please refer to the academic catalog for the year you began your degree program.