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Bachelor degrees from accredited colleges and universities can be important stepping-stones toward a successful career.The most common type of undergraduate program is a bachelor's degree, usually awarded after four years of successful study

Education in the United States is mainly provided by the public sector, with control and funding coming from three levels: state, local, and federal, in that order. The common requirements to study at a higher education level in United States will include your admissions essay (also known as the statement of purpose or personal statement), transcript of records, recommendation/reference letters, language tests

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Bachelor of Science in Media Design

NewSchool of Architecture and Design
Campus Full time October 2017 USA San Diego

Use your creativity and imagination to bring ideas to life. If you have pictured yourself working in graphic design, advertising, web production, film, animation, television or gaming, this could be the right program for you. You will explore the principles, technology, practical applications, and methodologies that can help you produce creative graphic design solutions. You will also learn the language of web design and begin to create a variety of interactive content for web and mobile devices. [+]

Best Bachelors in Design in USA 2017. Use your creativity and imagination to bring ideas to life. If you have pictured yourself working in graphic design, advertising, web production, film, animation, television or gaming, this could be the right program for you. You will explore the principles, technology, practical applications, and methodologies that can help you produce creative graphic design solutions. You will also learn the language of web design and begin to create a variety of interactive content for web and mobile devices. [-]

Bachelor in Writing

William Peace University
Campus Full time Part time September 2017 USA Raleigh

The Writing curriculum combines courses from the English and Communication programs to produce graduates who are skilled at creating rhetorically sophisticated documents and prepared to put them to immediate practical use in high-tech companies. [+]

Even in the increasingly technological and often mechanized workplace, employers continue to identify mastery of language as the skill most lacking in recent college graduates. A 2013 report written by The Chronicle and American Public Media’s Marketplace claimed that “written and oral communication skills” was identified by more than 700 employers as the leading skill deficit among graduates. The Writing major combines a focus on close reading and argument with a contemporary application of such skills to digital media to prepare WPU graduates for careers in emerging fields that demand linguistic precision in technological contexts. The Writing curriculum combines courses from the English and Communication programs to produce graduates who are skilled at creating rhetorically sophisticated documents and prepared to put them to immediate practical use in high-tech companies. [-]

Bachelor of Graphic Design

Lane Community College
Campus Full time 4 years September 2017 USA Eugene

If you like to work with computers to solve visual and spatial problems and create exciting designs for publication in print or on the web, a career in graphic design can be yours. When you complete our two-year program you will have the foundational skills to join our other graduates in exciting fields like advertising, graphic design, publications, commercial printing and the internet. [+]

Best Bachelors in Design in USA 2017. If you like to work with computers to solve visual and spatial problems and create exciting designs for publication in print or on the web, a career in graphic design can be yours. When you complete our two-year program you will have the foundational skills to join our other graduates in exciting fields like advertising, graphic design, publications, commercial printing and the internet. You will learn new technology, strong communication and organizational skills and will round out your design study with Cooperative Education internships that provide training in the field and often lead to new and fulfilling job opportunities. Do you spend hours in front of your computer and can't wait to get your hands on the latest design software... Why not turn your hobby into a career? The Lane Graphic Design program will teach you the skills to design your destiny. About the Graphic Design Program Graphic design often refers to both the process (designing) by which the communication is created and the products (designs) which are generated. Graphic Design can refer to a number of artistic and professional disciplines which focus on visual communication and presentation. Various methods are used to create and combine symbols, images and/or words to create a visual representation of ideas and messages. Common uses of graphic design include magazines, advertisements, product packaging and web design. With Lane's Graphic Design program, you get a solid grounding in graphic design fundamentals and print work, but you also create projects in a multitude of fields like interactive media design, web design, motion graphics, and more. Students are trained on advanced computers and software by professional instructors with experience in multiple art and design fields. Classes focus on hands-on learning to ensure students have an opportunity to gain understanding and confidence in their field. In addition, we offer you the opportunity of invaluable work experience through our Cooperative Education program (internships) where you'll acquire the professional and technical skills necessary to be competitive in the graphic design field. By the time you graduate you'll have created a comprehensive and cohesive portfolio that will show employers all your talents in graphic design. The Graphic Design program at Lane will transform your design talent into the skills employers want! Admission to the Graphic Design Program Lane's Graphic Design Program is a two-year vocational/technical program leading to either an Associate of Applied Science degree or a Certificate of Completion. [-]

Bachelor in Graphic Design

Oral Roberts University
Campus Full time 8 semesters September 2017 USA Tulsa

The philosophy of the design program is to create leaders in the design community who can originate, develop and produce a wide range of messages in any media. [+]

The graphic design program takes a traditional Bauhaus approach to subject matter. Students begin with basic principles and historical overviews of visual art and design. As students progress, further specialization in design topics occupy upper division courses. Course subject matter includes typography, print publications, branding, logo design, digital photography, web design, motion design, animation and interactive/mobile applications. Students complete their education with client-based projects preparing them for future employment and simulating a contemporary studio environment. An internship requirement exposes students to the professional workplace. The philosophy of the design program is to create leaders in the design community who can originate, develop and produce a wide range of messages in any media. The program strives to create functional, usable and aesthetically appropriate solutions to the increasingly complex design problems encountered in society. While production skills are essential, especially for entry-level designers, the ability to manage and continually improve skill sets, regardless of the technological future, will allow individuals the best opportunity for advancement in the profession. Outcomes With a degree in Art some career paths and fields include: - Graphic Designer - Web Designer - Motion Designer - Illustrator - Photographer - Marketing - Mass Media Communications What Do You Have To Look Forward To? Graduates aspire to use the technical and intellectual skills learned at ORU to participate in the professional workplace. Students are prepared to self-motivate and self-educate as necessary to adapt to the unknown future technology or society may bring. Success Stories The highest compliment a professor and an art department can receive is a successful student, and our students are successful! - Jason Rodriquez: Addy Award recipient as a Junior Graphic Design Video Major - Shannon Garvin Moore: Graphic Design Print Major, recipient of four Addy and four Graphex Awards - Brian Pohl: Graphic Design Video Major, animator for Industrial Light and Magic - Matt Steele: Graphic Design Video Major, animator for Dreamworks - Darold Oniwa and Edward Buntario: Video Graphics at Channel 8 in Tulsa, Oklahoma In addition, the Art Department boasts two dozen designers working in Tulsa alone. [-]

Bachelor in Digital Media

Eastern Mennonite University
Campus Full time 50 hours September 2017 USA Harrisonburg

The digital media major focuses on the intersection of the internet, digital video, audio and photography within an increasing array of delivery systems. [+]

Best Bachelors in Design in USA 2017. The Visual and Communication Arts Department (VACA) offers majors in studio art, art education, communication, digital media and photography. These majors prepare students to pursue professional jobs in a variety of careers and to pursue graduate work in an array of programs. Our majors prepare students to move comfortably from the studio, to the gallery, to the field and to the screen in their creative activities. Curious about the vocational possibilities for EMU alums? Visit our VACA careers page.. Majors and Minors Art major and art education endorsement Prepares students who will pursue professional art-related careers, independent art work and graduate work in art. The art major offers a variety of studio arts options after students finish a core curriculum. Communication major Students take a broad group of core courses along with the foundational courses in a variety of electronic media, writing and theory courses. Digital media major Students focus on the intersection of the internet, digital video, audio and photography within an increasing array of delivery systems. Photography major Photography majors build a solid framework in digital photography practice and theory. Students learn studio/field practices, study visual theory, and engage the community through documentary work and conservation photography. Minors: Art Digital Communication Digital Video Production Journalism Photography Teaching Endorsements: Art, Grades PreK-12 Journalism (add-on) Professors Who are Mentors VACA professors push students to go beyond the aesthetic to consider the social and the global aspects of their work so that they can become transformers of cultural and community landscapes. Passionate and Ethical Communication In order to serve in this way, image-makers need more than technical competency. They need to possess a conceptual and aesthetic framework that will allow them to communicate effectively, passionately and ethically. While intellectually rigorous, the VACA faculty seeks to nurture a profound appreciation for the spiritual, emotive and poetic aspects of human existence. The visual arts at EMU help students encounter a much bigger world that cannot always be described in logical terms. Students explore the ethical and cultural problems inherent in mass communication and the artistic endeavor and the increasingly international thrust of communication. Careers in Visual and Communication Arts Careers include artist, art educator, photographer, graphic designer, video producer, web-producer, industrial designer, visual artist, web designer, video editor, journalist, photo-journalist, fine artist, interior designer, communications, art therapist, community arts activist, production craftsperson, CD-ROM developer, advertising, broadcasting, screen printer, photographer, exhibit designer, gallery director, curator, fashion designer, theater set, lighting or sound designer, illustrator, arts administrator, framer, gallery preparator and graduate study in visual art, communication or film and video. See more on our careers page. Digital Media Major The digital media major focuses on the intersection of the internet, digital video, audio and photography within an increasing array of delivery systems. Eastern Mennonite University offers one of the few digital media majors at a Christian college. Our unique program emphasizes proficiency in the interrelated digital media forms of video production, digital photography, graphic design and web design. Students learn electronic field production in documentary and narrative video classes.They practice the disciplines of video editing, lighting, audio production through assignments and real-world projects. Visual and Communication Arts Faculty at Eastern Mennonite University have deep connections to the professional world with projects that have aired on the Discovery Channel, National Geographic and ABC. Whether in person or online, guest lecturers bring expertise from the film and video world. Recent speakers have included the first female steady-cam operator, a National Geographic photographer and a Discovery Channel producer. The EMU digital media major unfolds in the context of our Christian liberal arts community, a multicultural, peace-oriented environment that values effective cross-cultural communication and passionate engagement with the world. Students work on personal projects, study visual theory, and engage the community through documentary work. EMU prepares students for a range of digital media jobs from video production to web design (as well as preparation for further graduate training). Internship opportunities abound in the EMU/Harrisonburg area and many students have completed internships while studying at the Washington D.C. Community Scholars’ Center. Our current students and recent graduates have had opportunities to work on real world projects in Haiti and Kenya. Students have access to our collection of professional HD video cameras, lighting and support equipment for video production.Students also have free access to our collection of Canon digital SLRs and lenses. The Advanced Media Lab, home to our advanced Photoshop, video editing and 2-D animation classes, features fifteen 27 inch (Intel based) iMacs, a large HD display, a Blu-ray projector and a surround sound system. Software includes Final Cut Pro, Adobe Photoshop CS5.5 and After Effects CS5.5. Our intro Digital Media Lab features the latest Adobe CS5.5 Creative Suite and fifteen workstations (21 inch and 24 inch Intel based iMacs) for digital photo editing and web design. Media Coverage VaCa student work has received attention from national and international media. The Washington Post covered our class documentary on the Kurdish community in Harrisonburg, and the BBC ran student photos from the documentary on their Web site [-]

Bachelor in Arts

Claflin University
Campus Full time September 2017 USA Orangeburg

Students who earn a Bachelor of Art degree through Claflin's Department of Art can use their skills and experience to work for libraries, art galleries, sign shops, art supply stores, public relations firms, printing firms, advertising agencies, colleges and universities, publishing houses, museums, schools, film companies, greeting card companies, auction houses, amusement parks, recreation departments, photo agencies, media production companies, restoration firms and more. [+]

All students entering Claflin University's Department of Art will be placed in the foundation art sequence. After completing the first semester of their freshman year, students will declare a major in one of the following disciplines: Art Education Studio Art Digital Design The Department of Art provides a career guide to all art majors, which provides information regarding art scholarships, internships and art-related websites. Students who earn a Bachelor of Art degree through Claflin's Department of Art can use their skills and experience to work for libraries, art galleries, sign shops, art supply stores, public relations firms, printing firms, advertising agencies, colleges and universities, publishing houses, museums, schools, film companies, greeting card companies, auction houses, amusement parks, recreation departments, photo agencies, media production companies, restoration firms and more. With an art degree, you can enjoy a career as an art teacher, illustrator, arts fundraiser, webpage designer, gallery owner/operator, director, greeting card artist, grants specialist, layout artist, printmaker, mural artist, scenic artist, textile designer, photographer, art critic/reporter, museum education coordinator, police/courtroom artist, artist-in-residence, sign painter, book/CD cover designer, arts council director, visual merchandiser, medical illustrator, corporate art consultant, art appraiser, community arts center coordinator, art therapist, picture framer, art librarian, historical preservation coordinator, greeting card artist or cartoonist. All graduating Studio Art and Digital Design majors must complete a Senior Project, install a Senior Project Exhibition, and successfully pass a Senior Exit Examination. Art Education majors must complete a Professional Clinical Practice Exhibition in addition to successfully passing all exams required by the School of Education. It is the responsibility of the student to initiate and organize these activities. Students must work closely with the Art faculty so that these events can proceed according to schedule. [-]

Bachelor in Graphic Design

Marian University
Campus Full time September 2017 USA Indianapolis

Visual and Creative Arts majors in graphic design receive instruction in the foundations of studio art. Building upon this foundation, students engage in specialized studies in print and digital media grounded in an understanding of the social impact of the arts. [+]

Best Bachelors in Design in USA 2017. Bachelor in Graphic Design Visual and Creative Arts majors in graphic design receive instruction in the foundations of studio art. Building upon this foundation, students engage in specialized studies in print and digital media grounded in an understanding of the social impact of the arts. The program is designed to prepare students for entry into either graduate school or a position in the profession. For qualified students, internships are arranged during the senior year. Graphic design students work in a stat-of-the-art computer design studio dedicated solely to the department. Requirements Major for Bachelor of Arts Degree (B.A.) in Visual Creative Arts: Graphic Design All Visual and Creative Arts majors experience a set of core courses that provide the foundations of visual understanding and the creative impulse. The core courses include: ARH 240, ART 110, ART 120, and ART 255. VCA majors can then choose from four programs within the Department of Visual and Creative Arts. These four programs include art history, documentary studies, graphic design, and studio art (with or without a concentration in art therapy). The graphic design program requires 33 credits including ART 206, ART 226, ART 229, ART 326, ART 327, ART 426, ART 427, ART 490, ART 491, and three credits of a studio arts course. The program is completed with six hours of 300-level ARH courses. Students enter the department as B.A. visual and creative arts majors. There is a portfolio review after the completion of 110, 120, 206, and two graphic design courses. The average GPA for the above listed courses must be a “B” or better along with a favorable review rating in order to be accepted into the graphic design program. Only students accepted into the program are eligible for the ART 460 Art Internship. Minor in Graphic Design 22 credits minimum in art and art history including ART 110, 120, 206, 229, ARH 240, and two additional art courses from 226, 255, 326, 327, 329, or 380 on a graphic design topic. Accredited Off-Campus Courses Marian University Visual and Creative Arts majors may take up to 12 credits of pre-approved activities courses at the Indianapolis Art Center for application to their degree at Marian University. These are courses not normally offered at Marian University. [-]

Bachelor of Fine Arts in Visual Communication

Northern Arizona University
Campus Full time 4 years September 2017 USA Flagstaff

The <strong>Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Visual Commuication</strong> is designed to produce graduates who are skilled in using art, design and technology to creatively communicate ideas and transform messages into visual communication. [+]

Available Emphasis Areas: Motion Design - Emphasis Graphic Design - Emphasis The Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Visual Commuication is designed to produce graduates who are skilled in using art, design and technology to creatively communicate ideas and transform messages into visual communication. Through the rigorous coursework, students will develop skills in using aesthetic and conceptual judgment, color, type, symbols, digital images, multi-media, interactivity, motion graphics, photography, and project management to produce messages that clearly inform, effectively communicate brand experience, and persuade viewers. What Can I Do with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Visual Communication? Do you like to solve problems, sketch, and create? Do you have an eye for detail? If images and visual technology delight and inspire you, then careers in the expanding universe of media are calling. The Visual Communication program can teach you to think critically and convey ideas with precision and impact. You will sharpen your creative thinking and analytical skills in the School of Communication's core studies while you boost your tech-savvy in cutting-edge laboratory and studio courses. Learn to use color, form, type, and symbols to craft powerful messages. You'll develop your personal voice while seeking a universal message in your work. By harnessing aesthetic judgment with project management skills, you'll learn to persuade viewers and forcefully communicate your client's message. Our alumni have started successful independent design practices and work for some of the country's leading firms, including Body Glove, Yahoo! Games, Teva, and Nike. Career opportunities that might be pursued: Advertising design Graphic design Illustration Experience / Interface design Interaction design Corporate media design Print production design With further education, one of these paths is possible: Museum curator Art director Design manager Mobile designer Motion graphics designer Academic professional Content developer Web producer University Requirements To receive a bachelor's degree at Northern Arizona University, you must complete at least 120 units of credit that minimally includes a major, the liberal studies requirements, and university requirements as listed below. All of Northern Arizona University's liberal studies, diversity, junior-level writing, and capstone requirements. All requirements for your specific academic plan(s). At least 30 units of upper-division courses, which may include transfer work. At least 30 units of coursework taken through Northern Arizona University, of which at least 18 must be upper-division courses (300-level or above). This requirement is not met by credit-by-exam, retro-credits, transfer coursework, etc. A cumulative grade point average of at least 2.0 on all work attempted at Northern Arizona University. Campus Availability Flagstaff [-]

Bachelor of Arts

Felician University
Campus Full time 4 years September 2017 USA Rutherford

Students may major in Art and receive a Bachelor of Arts in Art. You may also major in any other discipline at the University and minor in Art. [+]

Best Bachelors in Design in USA 2017. Major or Minor in Art Students may major in Art and receive a Bachelor of Arts in Art. You may also major in any other discipline at the University and minor in Art. (Examples: criminal justice major and photography minor, or business major and graphic design minor.) Felician University also offers certification programs and 18-credit minors in art. Co-major in Art K-6 elementary education majors may choose an art concentration as a co-major. Areas of Concentration You have the option of selecting one or more concentrations during your course of study, including: Fine Art Graphic Design Painting and Drawing Photography and New Media Study Abroad Option A unique, semester-long study abroad program in International Visual Studies offers hands-on experience in photography, book design, and web design. Opportunities to Visit New York City Regularly scheduled instructor-led trips to New York museums and galleries. Career Opportunities A BA in Art opens the door to many careers such as: Graphic designer Creative director Product designer Professional photographer Web designer Art teacher in elementary education College professor Freelance artist [-]

Bachelor in Graphic Design (B.F.A.)

University of Bridgeport
Campus Full time 4 years September 2017 USA Bridgeport

The four-year B.F.A. Graphic Design program consists of an integrated, inter-disciplinary sequence that is designed to strengthen communication skills, promote teamwork and individuality, stimulate creativity, and provide both traditional and technological skills for the career-oriented student. [+]

The four-year B.F.A. Graphic Design program consists of an integrated, inter-disciplinary sequence that is designed to strengthen communication skills, promote teamwork and individuality, stimulate creativity, and provide both traditional and technological skills for the career-oriented student. Graphic Design students learn techniques and processes to build their portfolios with works prepared for both traditional print and new media including typography, branding and identity, promotional campaigns, publications, motion, and interactive. Typefaces, logos, and websites, drawing, painting, and video: all part of the SASD Graphic Design Program. The program emphasizes process, real-world community projects, and skill-building toward a final self-directed project in the senior year. SASD is an accredited member of the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD), the governing body of undergraduate and graduate art and design schools. Graphic Design Learning Outcomes Demonstrate ability to identify, analyze, and solve graphic design problems. Assessment: Portfolio projects appropriately respond to project briefs, and are clear, focused, expressive, and communicative solutions to the stated problems. Demonstrate mastery of design tools, techniques, and concepts in graphic design. Assessment: Projects and portfolios that evidence craftsmanship, adherence to project parameters, and appropriate selection of typefaces, images, composition, and implementation. Demonstrate an understanding of the aesthetics of form development and of the history and current state of design. Assessment: Projects, papers, and presentations for art and design history courses; in studio courses, projects that appropriately reference historical precedents and stylistic movements in graphic design. Demonstrate proficiency in selection and use of relevant technologies in design. Abilities to use available technical and industrial processes to produce a design product, and to design and implement such a process. Assessment: Project and portfolio materials are made with the appropriate technology or software for the final application. Projects are planned to be feasibly reproducible by industrial/commercial means rather than by one-off or by hand. Demonstrate an understanding of the cultural and societal connections linking graphic design trends and processes as well as a knowledge of business practices and of the market place. Assessment: Projects and portfolio solutions that are culturally- and audience-appropriate for the problem as posed by the brief for the project Demonstrate proficiency in presenting their own work as well as discussing and constructively critiquing the work of others. Assessment: Active participation in class critiques; clear, thoughtful presentation of students’ own projects, ability to give, accept, and incorporate feedback. [-]

Bachelor of Fine Arts

The University of Tennessee at Martin
Campus Full time September 2017 USA Martin

The Department of Visual and Theatre Arts at the University of Tennessee at Martin offers a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree program in Visual Art, Graphic Design, or Theatre. The mission of the Department of Visual and Theatre Arts is to prepare students for careers in these fine arts disciplines or continued study at an advanced level. [+]

Best Bachelors in Design in USA 2017. The Department of Visual and Theatre Arts at the University of Tennessee at Martin offers a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree program in Visual Art, Graphic Design, or Theatre. The mission of the Department of Visual and Theatre Arts is to prepare students for careers in these fine arts disciplines or continued study at an advanced level. The programs provide artistic and technical training in the various areas of study, cultural and historical context for their disciplines and the opportunity for the students to gain an appreciation for all of the fine arts activities while in the program. Graphic Design – the students in this discipline will study Graphic Design Applications and Practices Design Theory and History Typography and Page Layout Multimedia and Computer Illustration Professional Practice in Graphic Design Visual Art – the students in this discipline will study Foundations 2D and 3D Practices Studio Courses in various Media Aesthetic and Historical Art Context Exhibition Design and Planning Fine Arts Career Strategy Theatre – the students in this discipline will study Acting and Character Development Stagecraft and Technical Theatre Directing and Playwriting Play Production Participate in Campus Plays [-]

Bachelor in Interactive Digital Studies

University Of Northern Iowa
Campus Full time September 2017 USA Cedar Falls

A new innovative program, Interactive Digital Studies (IDS) is about creatively addressing the future. Students in IDS gain an arsenal of digital skills, a firm understanding of digital culture and theory, and a means for responding to our digital world. [+]

A new innovative program, Interactive Digital Studies (IDS) is about creatively addressing the future. Students in IDS gain an arsenal of digital skills, a firm understanding of digital culture and theory, and a means for responding to our digital world. Most significantly, the program is a central meeting place for enabling collaboration among the many digitally oriented classes and professors at UNI. The Interactive Digital Studies (IDS) major is interdisciplinary in nature and is under the jurisdiction of the Department of Communication Studies. The Interactive Digital Studies major requires a minimum of 120 total hours to graduate. This total includes Liberal Arts Core requirements and the following specified major requirements, plus electives to complete the minimum of 120 hours. The Interactive Digital Studies major does not limit the double-counting of credit hours from the Liberal Arts Core. However, no double counting of credit hours is allowed between the different emphases of the Interactive Digital Studies major. Students who are taking Interactive Digital Studies as a second major must take course emphasis areas that do not significantly overlap with the coursework of the first degree program. According to university requirements, students in a second major program must earn "not less than 32 hours of credit beyond the hours required for the degree the student chooses to declare as the first degree." Similarly, for students taking Interactive Digital Studies as a minor, we recommend that the course emphasis area for the minor does not significantly overlap with the coursework of the major degree program. The .ids Major The .ids major is a customizable program of study that can be personalized to your own interests. It consists of three foundation courses, any two digital “bundles” of your choice, and a practicum. The .ids Minor The .ids minor is a great tech-fueled addition to any specialized major program of study. It consists of three foundation courses and one “bundle” of study. The .ids Foundation First our students take foundation classes in the “3 C’s”: Communication, Context, and Culture. COMMUNICATION Interactive Digital Communication (COMM 2555) gives you a solid foundation in creative digital production skills and creative problem solving that you’ll need for all your other .ids classes. This is where you will learn Photoshop to manipulate digital images, Dreamweaver and WordPress to master the design and coding of websites, and After Effects to get a taste of motion graphics and animation. But it’s not just a skills class - You’ll also learn about visual design, writing, and graphic design history to give you powerful visual communication strategies to amplify your ability to articulate and communicate big ideas. CONTEXT Mass Communication and Society (COMM COR 1010) acknowledges that every media industry has been drastically impacted by the Internet and the digital turn. It combines discussions about the media, history and culture, and focuses on how both media industries and audiences create our shared entertainment and information culture. The core ideas of this course are that a diverse media is essential to democracy, culture is an ongoing and cyclical process, and media convergence is the future of mass communication. CULTURE Digital Culture and Communication (COMM 4544/5544) gets you to begin thinking seriously about how the Web connects us, and what kinds of digital innovations are shaping our future. You will learn about the Internet as a positive, social networked sphere with a thriving creative commons, but you will also begin to see the dark side of our hyper-connected world: a digital culture plagued with questions about copyright, government and corporate controls, and issues about privacy and unethical digital citizenship. You will also begin to consider how a life increasingly connected to digital tools is affecting our daily lives. [-]

Bachelor in Architectural Design

Academy of Art University
Campus or Online Full time 4 years September 2017 USA San Francisco

Grounded in environmental design, the Bachelor of Arts in Architectural Design (BA-ARH-D) degree provides a strong undergraduate education while allowing the student to experience and gain skills in architectural design, art, architectural, and urban history and theory, fundamentals of sustainability, materials, building construction and structures, as well as advanced design representation tools. [+]

Best Bachelors in Design in USA 2017. Grounded in environmental design, the Bachelor of Arts in Architectural Design (BA-ARH-D) degree provides a strong undergraduate education while allowing the student to experience and gain skills in architectural design, art, architectural, and urban history and theory, fundamentals of sustainability, materials, building construction and structures, as well as advanced design representation tools. To study the world through the architectural lens is an opportunity to examine our culture through the spaces and buildings that we create. BA Architectural Design Unit Requirements Core 36 units Major 45 units Liberal Arts 45 units Breadth 6 units TOTAL 132 units BA Architectural Degree Requirements Minimum 2.0 GPA Minimum grade of C- in all core courses, major courses, and the following Liberal Arts courses: LA 108 Composition for the Artist LA 219 History of Architecture 1 LA 249 History of Architecture 2 LA 255 College Math LA 271 College Algebra with Geometry LA 292 Programming & Culture LA 293 Precalculus LA 296 Applied Physics LA 319 History of Architecture 3 LA 449 Urban Design Theory And the following general education requirements: 2 Written Communications courses 3 History of Art & Architecture courses 1 Fundamental Math course 1 Applied Math course 1 Advanced Math course 1 Physics course 1 Cultural Influences & Human Behavior course 1 Social Factors & Historical Awareness course 1 Urban Studies course 1 Employment Communications & Practices course After above general education requirements are met, take Liberal Arts electives as needed to fulfill the Liberal Arts unit requirement. BA Program Learning Outcomes Undergraduate students will meet the following student performance criteria: Conceptual Thinking and Process Communicate conceptual thinking verbally and in writing Articulate and extend conceptual thinking through diagrams Develop a rigorous material logic for model-making to test ideas Produce critical analyses of canonical precedent buildings recognizing the significance to the discipline of architecture Produce critical analyses of contemporary, historical, global precedents inclusive of buildings, theoretical texts, and related arts Fundamental Design & Drawing and Making Develop methodologies to generate and evaluate an architectural formal order and language Develop architectural proposals sensitive to the site context in scale and use Produce architectural drawings with appropriate drawing conventions to convey spatial qualities and design intent Demonstrate an understanding of materiality through making Construct drawings and models with a high level of craft and attention to detail Presentation Skills Clearly explain and defend design projects in verbal presentations Create presentation boards, slides, and/or printed materials which exhibit logical sequencing and a hierarchy of information Develop effective representational strategies to convey information that build towards an argument Leadership and Community Demonstrate a commitment to community building and social responsibility through programming and organization of an architectural project Demonstrate cultural literacy capable of designing for cultures with different values Architectural Design Project Develop a clear concept for the architectural design of a building Conduct a user & programmatic analysis Communicate analyses of the urban and environmental conditions of a site with clear graphic devices Develop a research-driven strategy for integrating structural systems into the design Integrate sustainable strategies into the design Develop an energy-conscious strategy for the design of building envelope systems and material selection Address accessibility and life safety requirements in the design Academy of Art University Learning Outcomes Graduates of the Academy of Art University will demonstrate the ability to: Produce a body of work suitable for seeking professional opportunities in their chosen field of art and design. Solve creative problems within their field of art and design, including research and synthesis of technical, aesthetic, and conceptual knowledge. Communicate their ideas professionally and connect with their intended audience using visual, oral, and written presentation skills relevant to their field. Execute technical, aesthetic, and conceptual decisions based on an understanding of art and design principles. Evaluate work in their field, including their own work, using professional terminology. Recognize the influence of major cultural and aesthetic trends, both historical and contemporary, on art and design products. Learn the professional skills and behaviors necessary to compete in the global marketplace for art and design. Visit www.academyart.edu to learn more about total costs, median student loan debt, potential occupations and other information. Accredited Member WSCUC, NASAD, CIDA (BFA-IAD, MFA-IAD), NAAB (B.ARCH*, M.ARCH), CTC (California Teacher Credential). Acting degree program is currently not offering online courses. **B.ARCH is currently in candidacy status. [-]

Bachelor of Applied Science in Interior Design

Seminole State College of Florida
Campus Full time 4 years September 2017 USA Sanford

Interior designers are qualified by education, experience and professional licensure to enhance an environment’s function, safety and overall appeal. The professional interior designer is integral in the planning, design and construction of today’s complex built environments [+]

The Profession Interior designers are qualified by education, experience and professional licensure to enhance an environment’s function, safety and overall appeal. The professional interior designer is integral in the planning, design and construction of today’s complex built environments and collaborates with architects, engineers, general contractors and other professionals. The Program As the demand for interior designers continues to grow, students with baccalaureate degrees are also increasingly in demand. Seminole State's Bachelor of Applied Science in Interior Design puts students on the path to licensure and a professional career in interior design. Interior designers work closely with architects, engineers and general contractors in a wide array of settings. Employment opportunities span from the familiar private practice role to corporations across many industry sectors, ranging from retail and restaurant establishments, healthcare and government facilities, commercial and residential real estate development to the many furniture and decor supply chain companies. These firms hire interior designers to create environments that not only enhance sales and customer experience, but also create a more productive and pleasing work environment. This program has an art-based curriculum that combines the concepts and philosophies of the social sciences with the technical skills required to communicate within this design profession. Students will learn design theory, architectural design, space planning, aesthetics, sustainable "green" design, materials and methods of construction, life safety and building codes, professional ethics and practices, interior finish products and materials, and both oral and visual communication. The comprehensive curriculum provides a complete educational foundation for this profession. Upon completion of the B.A.S. Interior Design degree and two years of work experience, graduates are eligible to take the National Council for Interior Design Qualification (NCIDQ) examination for state licensure. As the practice of interior design becomes ever more complex and technical, it is increasingly important for designers to have a solid educational base with a pathway to licensure. Having obtained skills critical to the industry, graduates of this program will be able to work in a wide variety of design occupations. Why Seminole State? Path to licensure: The bachelor’s degree is state approved for our graduates to sit for the state licensing exam. Industry-driven curriculum: The curriculum reflect current client needs and trends, such as sustainable design practices, ergonomics, universal design and aging in place. Industry-focused faculty: All full-time interior design faculty are Florida-licensed professionals who are actively involved in the industry. Award-winning facilities: Classes are taught at the College's award-winning Heathrow Campus, which is also the base for other design-related degrees. Award-winning students: The program is nationally recognized, and students have consistently won national and regional industry awards. Community involvement: You can participate in community projects, visit major construction sites and design centers, and join the student chapters of the American Society of Interior Designers, International Interior Design Association and the Emerging Green Builders. Career Opportunities Interior design is among the fastest-growing occupations in the region, with projected growth of 20 percent over the next decade. Students with a bachelor's degree in interior design can pursue careers in: "Aging-in-Place" Design Barrier-Free/Universal Design Commercial Interior Design Facilities/Project Management Government/Institutional Design Healthcare/Assisted Living Facilities Design Hospitality/Entertainment Design Kitchen/Bath Design Residential Interior Design Retail Design/Visual Merchandising/Exhibit Design Sales/Manufacturer Representative Space Planning/Specification Sustainable/Environmental Design Program Admission Applicants seeking admission to Seminole State College's bachelor's degree programs must comply with the College's General Admissions procedures. In addition, students must meet the following program-specific requirements listed below prior to being accepted into upper-division coursework: Completion of Associate in Science (A.S.) degree in Interior Design that meets the following requirements: The program must be a Florida Board of Achitecture Interior Design-approved program, and The degree must be from a regionally accredited Florida institution. All other degrees will be evaluated by the faculty committee on a case-by-case basis to make the final admission determination. Students entering with an A.S. degree from a college other than Seminole State may need additional courses to provide appropriate background for the baccalaureate program. A GPA of 2.0 or higher. [-]

Bachelor in Digital Arts

Maharishi University Of Management
Campus Full time September 2017 USA Fairfield

The concentration in Digital Arts combines graphic design, web design, and photography to give you a 21st century edge. [+]

Best Bachelors in Design in USA 2017. DIGITAL ARTS The concentration in Digital Arts combines graphic design, web design, and photography to give you a 21st century edge. Investigate the core principles of design and how design can be used to transform business, the environment, and community. Communicate via image, sound, and words. Combine image and typography to represent ideas, convey moods, and emotions. Empower your community and amplify the presence of nonprofits and citizen groups. Learn the fundamentals of digital photography through project-based work. Explore photography from a commercial and/or fine arts perspective. And create a powerful portfolio of work to launch a successful career in this ever-growing, ever-changing career area. GRAPHIC DESIGN Choose an area that grows with you, by studying the latest design trends and tools. In this area of the concentration you will be able to choose your own projects, develop your portfolio and gain expertise in areas including: Interactive design Branding campaigns Package design Image manipulation Digital publishing Typography Color palettes WEB DESIGN Nearly all forms of media are converging into digital formats, opening new career opportunities for designers. In this area of the concentration you will be able to choose your own projects, develop your portfolio and gain expertise in areas including: HTML5 & CSS Graphic design for web Web animation & video Layout design & templates Digital imaging PHOTOGRAPHY Learn to translate your vision into a final image using traditional and digital tools, from camera obscura to high dynamic range photography. You can choose a commercial or fine arts direction, or investigate both. You will have access to: Digital single lens reflex cameras (DSLR’s) Professional strobes & seamless paper A green-screen studio Professional lighting equipment Adobe Creative Cloud Digital & darkroom processing Nine-color printer You will study with award winning instructors, such as Ken West, who specializes in high dynamic range (HDR) landscape photography. Internships in photography are also available. Earn while you learn. [-]