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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Interim dean of the School of Fine and Performing Arts named to Walkway Over the Hudson board of directors

Members of the Walkway Over the Hudson organization recently voted to add five new directors to its board—including New Paltz’s very own Paul Kassel, interim dean of the School of…


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College honors outstanding grads

SUNY New Paltz honored students with Outstanding Graduate Awards at a ceremony on Thursday, Dec. 11, in the Multi-Purpose Room. Students representing all five of New Paltz’s schools – the…


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Artist lands dream job after New Paltz

Amanda Reardon ’06 ’11g Major(s): Art education, ceramics (undergraduate), Art studio (graduate) Occupation: Ceramics teacher, Wappingers Falls Central School District (Wappingers Falls, N.Y.) “I am very lucky to have landed…