Graduate Communications Design (MS)
Master of Science (MS) in Communications Design
Program Mission Statement: The MS programs educate students from diverse cultural, professional, and educational backgrounds in creative discipline, technical skills, collaborative abilities, academic knowledge, and managerial competence. While focusing on creative problem solving, the curriculum is pragmatic and industry-oriented. The comprehensive thesis demonstrates professional competence and includes extensive research, project formulation and production, and process documentation. Graduates of these programs enter the professional world with an outstanding body of work, prepared to become innovative leaders in the fields of graphic, package, and digital design.
Learning Outcomes: 1) Advanced professional competence, demonstrating depth of knowledge and achievement, in a well-developed, defendable and significant body of work; 2) Advanced capabilities with technologies, demonstrated in the creation, dissemination, presentation, documentation, and preservation of work; 3) The ability to think and plan independently; 4) An awareness of current issues and developments in communications design and the basic desire, ability and potential to contribute to the expansion of the field.
The application deadline for the MS Communications Design is January 5.
Requirements for MS Communications Design, 2012
DES-620 Visual Communications I
DES-625 Visual Perception
DES-680 Digital Design
DES-621 Visual Communications II OR
DES-681 Interactive Design I
DES-677 Electronic Pre-Press OR
DES-683 Motion Design I
HA-601 Art History: Western Art OR
HD-662 History of Communications Design
DES-682 Interactive Design II
DES-636 Visual Communications III OR
DES-684 Motion Design II
DES-634 Marketing OR
DES-640 Design Management
DES-660 Directed Research
OR HD-506 OR
FA-688 Critical History of Photography
DES-699A Thesis I