Professional design
practice involves engaging
in lifelong learning

Graphic Design Overview

The Graphic Design program at SUNY New Paltz is based on our strong conviction that broadly educated individuals make good designers. Our program integrates the College’s Liberal Arts core courses with a rigorous Design curriculum. We position Design as a cross-disciplinary practice with skills drawn from Communication and Media, Psychology, Sociology and Anthropology, and Fine Art. Not only do students “do” design, but they also think, read, write, and talk about design.

Professional design practice involves engaging in lifelong learning. Our program emphasizes process and research methods and prepares students for both independent and collaborative work. We respond to rapid advancements in design tools and practices by teaching design techniques that span the range of low to high technologies. Classes are taught in a hybrid studio/seminar format, in which demonstrations, lectures, discussions, and critiques alternate with work periods. Projects are often undertaken in collaboration with other campus programs.
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In the Spotlight

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Award-winning musical "Rent" to be performed

The Department of Theatre Arts at SUNY New Paltz proudly presents Jonathan Larson's award-winning musical, "Rent," from Nov. 13-15 & Nov. 20-22 at 8 p.m., and Nov. 16 & Nov….


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Students and faculty team up for "Piano Riot" performance

The Department of Music at SUNY New Paltz presents "Piano Riot: Music for Four and Six Hands," on Tuesday, Nov. 11, at 8 p.m. in the Julien J. Studley Theatre…