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Bachelor’s Degree in Design Media Arts (BS)

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Choose Saint Rose for Your Bachelor’s Degree in Design Media Arts

Digital content development is at the forefront of every industry.

By exploring a broad and diverse range of media, you will develop inventive visual, written, and digital content that moves people to act and prepares you for career entry into related disciplines.

Our new bachelor’s degree program in Design Media Arts equips you to be the go-to person for all things related to digital design and communications.

You will grow artistically through coursework in composition, design, and typography; gain design expertise with courses in digital graphics, user experience design, and photography; and elevate your communication skills with courses in writing, advertising, public relations, business, and video production. Our faculty will bring their unique expertise to the classroom, teaching you how to combine these skills for a robust and fulfilling career.

The Agency: Design for Real Clients

Gain hands-on experience, developing communication strategies and designing work for real clients in the capstone class “The Agency.” You’ll be prepared with the portfolio and skills that demonstrate your ability to work collaboratively, meet professional standards, and create audience-centered objects and content for developed multi-media platforms within the graphic, digital, interactive design, and communication fields.

Program Highlights

You receive the full Saint Rose Center for Art & Design experience:

  • Work closely with experienced and dedicated faculty to develop a strong foundation of knowledge that leads to expressive, creative solutions and digital-media based visual communications.
  • Explore interdisciplinary coursework in three key areas: art, digital design, and communications.
  • Work collaboratively with clients fulfilling their digital design and communication needs in the capstone class “The Agency.”
  • The program is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD), and Saint Rose was named a “Top US Graphic Design School” by Graphic Design USA in 2015.

Design + Communications

Hearst Center, The College of Saint Rose

Hearst Center for Communications and Interactive Media

Hearst Television Studio, The College of Saint Rose

Hearst Center Television Studio

Hearst Radio Studio, The College of Saint Rose

Hearst Radio Studio

Gain hands-on experience with state-of-the-art technology housed in our TV and audio production studios, video editing suites, and performance studios, art studios, computer labs, FabLab, and galleries.

What Our Students Say

“The experience I’ve had at The College of Saint Rose has been above and beyond what I expected. This experience has helped me feel more prepared in meeting my goals for my career in Communications and Graphic Design just in the few months of time here.”

-Jordan Lichtenberger

Exceptional Faculty

Emphasis on inventive hands-on learning

Our faculty are committed to your ability to act creatively, think critically, and make lasting contributions as innovative artists, designers, educators, scholars, and leaders.

Kristine Corso Tolmie - Department Chair, Center for Art & Design, College of Saint Rose

Faculty Spotlight: Kristine Tolmie

Department Chair, Associate Professor of Printmaking

Professor Tolmie has taught all introductory-, core-, advanced- and graduate-level courses in screen printing, intaglio printmaking, and relief printmaking. Areas of specialization include: printmaking curriculum design and development, as well as, studio management.

Explore our Faculty

Internship Opportunities & Curriculum

Internships in Design Media Arts

Gaining relevant work experience before you graduate is integral to your success, which is why internships are required at The Center for Art & Design. Build your portfolio at organizations such as ESPN, Pentagram, L.L. Bean, The Vermont Sculpture Center, Dia Art Foundation, and more.

Course Requirements

The College of Saint Rose Studio Art program offers a Bachelor of Science in Design Media Arts, enabling our students to create and develop visual responses to communication problems within the graphic and interaction design professions.

Alumni Outcomes

Our Alumni have got it figured out.

They’re designing for the world’s top publications and consumer brands, curating at galleries and museums, producing animations for video games and films. Or they’re beautifying urban landscapes with their murals, or running their own businesses. Our art and design alumni are influential, productive, visible, successful, and happy in their chosen fields.

Explore Our Amazing Outcomes

Example Careers

Discover The career you want in digital content development and production:

  • Public relations specialists
  • Copywriters
  • Directors
  • TV writers
  • Junior graphic designers
  • Social media specialists
  • Marketing specialists
  • Production assistants
  • Communications directors

Contact Us Now

Of course, if you have any questions, please reach out. We’re here to help.

Department Chair
The Center for Art & Design


Communications Department Chair
Center for Interactive Media

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