Graphic Design and Digital Media Major

You’ll start with a critical core of studio foundations and art history while also getting in-depth exposure to the changing area of new media as you study graphic design and digital media.

Work directly with digital video, digital photography and audio and multimedia production in technology laboratory settings.

Career Potential

  • Graphic designer
  • Digital image creator
  • Webpage designer
  • Advertising artist
  • Animator

work by visiting artist, Paul Higham

What Will I Learn?

  • Graphic design
  • Two-dimensional design
  • Printmaking
  • Digital art
  • Typography
  • Photography
  • Drawing

Special Features

  • Small, engaging classes taught in modern studios
  • Dedicated Mac labs for the department
  • Upgraded software specifically for the majors’ needs
  • Faculty studios in close proximity to student studios

Get Involved

College is more than a classroom. Enhance your experience with these opportunities:

  • Summer international study programs
  • Internships
  • Visiting artists and lecturers program
  • Cooperative work-study program

Student Clubs

Next Steps

Contact Us

Office: Dowd Fine Arts Center, Room 224
Phone: 607-753-4316
Fax: 607-753-5967

Type of Degree

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)
Credit Hours: 120


SUNY Cortland recognizes excellence in its students with awards and scholarships.

  • Jo Schaffer Scholarship for Excellence in Art History
  • Catherine Gibian Award for Excellence in Art History
  • Gerald N. DiGiusto Award for Excellence in Studio Art
  • Gerald N. DiGiusto Freshman Scholarship for Excellence in Studio Art
  • Gerald N. DiGiusto Senior Scholarship for Excellence in Studio Art 

See all scholarship opportunities

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