BFA in Electronic Design & Multimedia

The B.F.A. in Electronic Design and Multimedia is a professional specialization in design for print and interactive media which integrates a variety of digital media into all stages of design and production. This 75-credit program emphasizes a foundation in the principles of basic design as the prerequisite to intensive studio practice in design and imaging for a variety of visual communications media.

The program builds skills in typography, design, and imaging. Using the industry standards in hardware and software, students gain practice in both concept and production. Students are encouraged to gain practical experience through internships and freelance projects. With access to the traditional publishing and design centers, CCNY’s students have entree to the resources of New York City’s vast publishing and multimedia industries through industry partnerships.

Visit Electronic Design & Multimedia website to learn more about the BFA program.

Students seeking admission must present a portfolio for review by the admissions committee. The portfolio should demonstrate aptitude; finished, professional work is not a criterion. The committee is looking for raw ability, talent and motivation. Students lacking a portfolio may enter the College in the B.A. program, and may apply to the B.F.A. at a later time.

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In addition to the 75-credit major, students do a Thesis in which they develop a sustained individual project in a major area of concentration (print, Internet, multimedia). This semester-long project is designed to encourage extended development and the synthesis of communication skills and related design disciplines. The final requirement for graduation, the thesis project will be presented in an exhibition.

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Department Core

These courses must be taken as prerequisites before taking additional Art courses:

Total Core Credits: 9


Required Studio Courses

Choose one 2D Course:

Choose one 3D Course:

Art History

ART 21067 History of Design or ART 21068 History of Graphic Design plus three more Art History courses. The four Art History courses should cover at least three of the following subject groups:

PLUS choose one course from Group I and two courses from Group II (9 credits):

EDM BFA Major Requirements

Choose five EDM electives

Choose any five (5) studio and design electives at the 20000-level or above. Possible electives include (but are not limited to):

Total Art Credits: 75

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