Design and Digital Technologies

B.F.A. in Digital Art and Design


Students that pursue the 120-credit B.F.A. degree in Digital Art and Design have a variety of exciting career paths available to them. The program is intended to prepare students for successful careers in Graphic Design for Print, Web Design, Animation, and UX Interaction Design. The mission of the program is to impart fundamental knowledge of design and nurture the technical and creative skills necessary for graduates to secure opportunities as professional designers. Our plan of study provides students with comprehensive experience in industry standard design software and introduces them to the different career paths they can pursue in various fields of design. 

Our graduates become professional designers at top advertising agencies, interactive design firms and publishing companies. As students move through the program, they develop interests that determine which area of design they might pursue. The program includes opportunities for students to be placed at internships before they graduate. The internship program helps demystify the real-world experience of actually working professionally in the field. Students in the Digital Art and Design program have interned at SONY, NBC, Esquire Magazine, Entertainment Weekly, Newsday, Time Warner, Disney, Marvel and Hearst Publications. Many students are hired after graduation by the companies that sponsor these Internships. Students also create both traditional printed and interactive portfolios of their design work, as well a self-branding portfolio Website to help them secure employment opportunities.

Classes are small and students work in a fully networked, state of the art suite of computer labs that are equipped with over sixty Apple Macintosh workstations, large format digital printers, digital video equipment and related peripheral technology. Our faculty is comprised of practicing professional designers and authorsin Graphic Design, Publication Design, Web Design, Digital Video, 3d Modeling & Animation and Interaction Design.

Students interested in transferring into the Digital Art and Design program should submit a digital portfolio of fine art and/or graphic design work. An interview is normally scheduled with faculty in the program to evaluate the design skills of the applicant and assist with a transfer credit evaluation.

Freshman Year (28 Credits) 
Fall Semester (13 Credits) 
CGPH 5 - Computer Layout 1  3 Credits
CGPH 7 - Digital Illustration 1 3 Credits
VISL 1 - Basic Graphic Design  3 Credits
CORE CLASS - POST 101 - Freshman Seminar 1 Credit 


Spring Semester (15 Credits) 
 Art 6 - 3D Visualization  3 Credits
CGPH 16 - Digital Imagine 1 3 Credits 
CGPH 9 - Digital Typography  3 Credits 
Art 1 - Introduction to the Visual Arts  3 Credits 
CORE CLASS  3 Credits 

Sophomore Year (31 Credits) 
Fall Semester (15 Credits) 
CGPH 11 - Interaction Design 1 3 Credits
CGPH 12 - Desktop Video 1 3 Credits
CGPH 18 Digital Imagine 2 3 Credits
CORE CLASS  3 Credits
CORE CLASS  3 Credit 


Spring Semester (16 Credits) 
CGPH 6 - Computer Layout 2  3 Credits
CGPH 8 - Digital Illustration 2 3 Credits 
CORE SCIENCES  4 Credits 
CORE CLASS  3 Credits 
CORE CLASS  3 Credits 

Junior Year (31 Credits) 
Fall Semester (15 Credits) 
CGPH 22 - Website Design  3 Credits
CGPH 20 - Modeling & Animation 1 3 Credits
FREE ELECTIVE 3 Credits
 ART 85 (CGPH85) History of Graphic Design (WAC)  3 Credits
CORE CLASS  3 Credit 


Spring Semester (16 Credits) 
CGPH 14 - Interactive Design 2 3 Credits
CGPH 21 - 3D Modeling & Animation 2 3 Credits 
VISL 3 - Advertising Design (WAC)  3 Credits 
CGPH 15 - Desktop Video 2 3 Credits 
CORE CLASS  3 Credits 


Senior Year (31 Credits) 
Fall Semester (15 Credits) 
CGPH 10 - Digital Graphics Production Lab  3 Credits
VISL 4 - Digital Industries: Student Agency  3 Credits
VISL 2 - Publication Design 3 Credits
CORE CLASS  3 Credits 
CORE CLASS  3 Credits 
   
Spring Semester (16 Credits) 
CGPH 97 - Design Internships (or Elective)  3 Credits
CGPH 24 - Website Development 3 Credits 
PROJ 3 - Senior Design Project 3 Credits 
VISL 98 Portfolio Preparation  4 Credits 
CORE CLASS  3 Credits 




CONTACT

College of Arts, Communications & Design
Dr. Jennifer Holmes, Dean
Kahn 100, Kahn Hall
Post-CACD@LIU.edu