“A group of my friends and I are making a video game for our final capstone project. It’s a lot of work — so much more than I ever thought it would be. You have to make all your own graphics. You have to code every possible response. But it’s fun — I’m learning things that I never thought I would be able to learn or do.”
Read more about how Jude translated his love of drawing into a marketable skill set as a computer information technology (CIT) and graphic design double major.
Delve into the creative and artistic side of computer technology
Graphic design is the applied art of arranging images and text to communicate a message. It may be applied in any medium, such as print or digital media, movies, animation, product decoration, packaging, and signage.
We offer courses in graphic design, web design, digital illustration, imagery for business, animation, game design, photography, and video production and editing. Our hands-on courses are taught in the CIT Lab using Wacom Cintiq drawing tablets and the state-of-the-art software. Class sizes are small, with 5 to 15 students per class. We also offer an in-house summer internship experience, where our students design graphic materials and websites for local businesses.
Minor - 27 credits
Taytum Bouchard '17
“I diversified what I did within graphic design so that I didn’t limit myself on the job market.”
As valedictorian for the class of 2017, Taytum achieved great success as a graphic design and CIT double major. For her senior capstone project, she exhibited an interactive multimedia collage titled “Insert Color Here.” After graduation, she found a job as a prepress graphic designer at Pioneer Packaging in Chicopee, MA. Read Taytum’s story.