Students who major in undergraduate graphic design begin their coursework in a basic design class learning fundamentals and principles of design. This class, combined with basic photography and multimedia and introductory news writing classes, form the nucleus of an undergraduate portfolio submitted to the department faculty to allow advanced design study. Intermediate and advanced classes focus on multimedia platform, 3-D, animation and motion design. Find out more about our graphic design degree here.
Multimedia is a word that gets tossed around alot these days. Does it simply refer to modern digital technology? Our multimedia photography and design department sees multimedia as much more. It's about storytelling. Our students learn how to skillfully use multimedia tools—still and video cameras, computer software, audio recorders and mobile devices—to create compelling stories with strong visual impact. Every bit of work, whether a photo gallery, a design portfolio or an infographic, tells a story.
Both photojournalism and advertising/illustration photography majors emphasize multimedia storytelling and production using still imaging, video and sound to produce print and web products. Using computers and a vast array of software, you will learn state-of-art imaging methods as you construct multimedia communications. You can find more details on our photography program here.