Associate in Applied Science (AAS) degree in Communication Design

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  • Course description
    Communication design focuses on all visual imagery—both still and moving—that persuades, promotes, educates, and informs. In this program, you’ll study typography, color theory, and layout design, as well as presentation and web design—all vital skills for a successful career in this increasingly demanding and competitive field.

    Because today’s marketplace requires multidisciplinary experience, you’ll master traditional design skills as well as the latest computer technology, and you’ll learn to develop conceptual ideas that lead to outstanding design.

    New York City—the design capital of the world—provides the perfect complement to your classroom experience. You’ll explore the city’s unparalleled resources, take field trips to top design firms, and become immersed in the design industry—giving you the competitive edge you'll need when you enter the field. You’ll graduate prepared for an entry-level production position or for further study in a related BFA program at FIT.

    • A faculty of practicing professionals offers classroom experiences that mirror the real design world.
    • New York City is your extended campus, with leading design firms, museums, and galleries that provide rich resources for inspiration and opportunity.

    In this program, you’ll:
    • be exposed to the industry through field trips and guest lectures. Speakers have included an interactive designer, a letterpress designer, and a filmmaker, and many industry leaders, such as Steven Heller, Takaaki Matsumoto, and Massimo Vignelli.
    • acquire a solid foundation for design, including the software used in the industry.

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