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Graphic Design and Digital Media, M.A.

Application Deadline

Rolling admission

Next start date

May 22, 2017

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The evolution of media has created a vast array of creative opportunities – from solving problems to communicating with consumers. The master's program at Oswego combines the foundational knowledge of form, function and aesthetic while exploring the diverse functions of visual communications.

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What you will study: 

The program consists of courses in studio, thesis, history, and theory and practice. Candidates choose to focus in a specific medium such as the web, interactive, or print, or to focus on a specific production type such as promotional, informational, or illustrative. The curriculum is structured into two tracks, offering students with an undergraduate degree in a related area of study the opportunity to develop a specialization, and offering students from outside of the discipline the opportunity for general study within design to complement an undergraduate degree.

  • ART 508 - Graduate Graphic Design—Print Media, credit: 3
  • ART 509 - Graduate Multimedia, credit: 3
  • ART 514 - Graduate Graphic Design—Individual Problems, credit: 3
  • ART 517 - Graduate Web Design, credit: 3

Read full curriculum in the 2016-2017 Graduate Catalog.

Oswego's program allowed me expand my portfolio by addressing design briefs and presenting full case studies. I especially appreciated the flexibility to explore the craft I wanted to expand, while also pushing me to incorporate new mediums and ideas.
Lily Choi, '15 M'17

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Learning outcomes: 

Throughout your education, you will work closely with a faculty member who will also serve as your mentor. The degree culminates with an exhibition, during which time students defend their work in an oral examination. With a Master's in Graphic Design and Digital Media your career options could expand into management level positions within design firms, agencies and businesses.

Lead Designer

Digital Designer

Media Strategist

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Admission Requirements: 
Official transcript
Purpose statement
Two letters of recommendation
Application fee