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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"Architecture and Acoustics of Recording Studios Analysis to Prediction to Realization"

John Storyk, Co Founder and Principal of Walters-Storyk Design Group, will discuss the recent evolution of recording studios and audio content creation, Saturday March 28 from 4-6 p.m. in Lecture Center 103...


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Stage performance stimulates conversation about issues in the veteran community

The Lucid Body Theatre company brought their production, "The Veterans Project: Leaving Theatre," to New Paltz's Parker Theatre on March 10. The performance was directed by Faye Simpson,…


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Women's Summit brings alumnae and thought leaders to campus for panel discussions on success

The College welcomed 32 women scholars and business leaders, the vast majority of whom are New Paltz alumnae, for a summit entitled "Successful Women: What Does It Take?" on March…


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