The graphic & media design program at Alfred State is different from other graphic design programs. It's specifically designed to meet current and future needs of an increasingly screen-filled and design-driven world. Studio courses employ active learning and real-world problem solving, which provide students with an experience that mirrors the professional studio environment.
The growing in-house design services industry is creating positions nationwide. Design studios, as well as in-house design services, demand highly versatile creative problem solvers. A new versatile designer is what the graphic & media design program is designed to create.
Incoming students are required to purchase a laptop and Adobe Creative Cloud software.
We recommend one of the following two options:
OMEN Laptop – 15t (SKU:6CM24AV_1)
15- inch MacBook Pro
Please ensure you get an adaptor to connect USB-C to USB and HDMI plus SD card reader.
Financial aid may cover all or a portion of these purchases. For more information, please contact the Student Records and Financial Services Office by phone at 1-800-4-ALFRED or 607-587-4253 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Assistance will be available with software setup and maintenance such as setting up email, connecting to the server, and printing. The Help Desk is a certified Apple repair center. If your MacBook needs to be sent off campus for repair, they can provide you with a loaner.
2014 Graphic Designer Median Pay $45,900/year, $22.07/hour*
2014 Multimedia Artist Median Pay $63,630/year, $30.59/hour*