BS in Graphic Design & Interactive Media

Use your creativity and imagination to visually communicate your ideas.

Communicate your Ideas in Print, Web, Mobile, and Games

Have you dreamed of designing exciting advertising campaigns? Does working with a company to redesign their brand image sound exciting? A graphic design & interactive media degree goes beyond graphic design giving you the qualifications and tools to design exciting and interactive experiences. You will use your creativity and imagination to bring ideas to life. If you have pictured yourself working in visual design, creative advertising or interactive design, this graphic design & interactive media degree may be the right program for you. You will explore the principles, technology, practical applications, and methodologies that can help you produce creative graphic design solutions. You will also learn the language of web design and how to create a variety of interactive content for web and mobile devices at our design school.

ADDY Award Winning Student Work

The NewSchool of Architecture and Design’s graphic design & interactive media program focuses on project-based learning and working with real clients. Our faculty members are design industry professionals and students have an opportunity to work on brand identity, copywriting, photography, digital production, concepting, art direction, graphic design, creative direction (print and interactive), audio production, video production and animation projects for California companies. We focus on preparing students for their careers in design not only with the skill sets that match industry’s needs but also, with an understanding and experience of the process of delivering creative solutions for clients. Our students are demonstrating proficiency and excellence in design skill sets - and it is being noticed on a local, regional and national level as our students have won numerous American Advertising Awards (ADDYs) for their student work!

Bachelor of Science in Graphic Design & Interactive Media

Combining your love of creativity and technology could lead to a career in advertising, web production, film, animation, television, media, and design or gaming. This graphic design & interactive media degree program in San Diego, California will teach you how to use text, graphics, video and animation to visually communicate ideas in print, web, mobile, and games. The Bachelor of Science in Graphic Design & Interactive Media is a 4-year program. During first year, students will learn the foundations of design, color theory, drawing fundamentals and digital media and digital imaging skills. The second year of studies includes courses in layout and design, visual narratives, storyboarding, branding, web design and package design. During third year, students will focus on typography, design research and web design. And then during the fourth year, students develop their portfolios during studio classes and portfolio development.

Career Opportunities

Our Graphic Design & Interactive Media degree program can prepare you for the following careers:

  • Art Director
  • Multimedia Artist and Animator
  • Graphic Designer
  • Commercial and Industrial Designer
  • Marketing Manager
  • Marketing Specialist
  • Packaging Designer
  • Web and Digital Designer
  • Editorial Designer
  • Copywriter

Certificate in Creative Advertising

Students in the Bachelor of Science in Graphic Design & Interactive Media degree have an option of choosing an additional Certificate in Creative Advertising. The Creative Advertising certificate provides students the ability to augment their current major course of study with creative advertising courses specializing in ideation, creative strategy, creative direction, art direction and copywriting. The certificate provides official recognition of an additional specialized learning.

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*This program was previously known as Bachelor of Science in Media Design.