Degrees Offered: B. F. A. Communications Design, Computer Art and Animation, Graphic Design, Illustration; M. F. A. Computer Art, Illustration
Tuition Information: Undergraduate $36,300; graduate $28,944 for the 2011 – 2012 school year. Tuition does not include undergraduate fees of $1,367 or graduate fees of $1,096 per year.
Syracuse, NY 13244
Scope of Program:
All B. F. A. candidates at Syracuse Universities complete Foundation Year courses in drawing, dimensional arts, time arts, 2D creative processes, design history, art history and first year colloquium. Computer Art and Animation students focus on studio concepts, visual culture, animation and visual
effects, 3D animation and visual effects, programming for visual and networked art, audio production and recording and electronics and electronic object making. All students complete a Transmedia synthesis project.
Communications Design students concentrate on visual communications, design skills and processes, book design, electronic media, advertising design, package design, interactive media and corporate graphics and identity systems. All students create a portfolio.
Graphics Design students complete coursework in news writing, graphic arts, photography, communications law, multimedia storytelling, type and image for multimedia, typographic design, motion graphics and media ethics. Students must pass a senior portfolio review. All students complete a collaborative project and create a portfolio.
Illustration students take courses in drawing, painting, illustration concepts, digital illustration, visual communication, business of freelance illustration and media arts. All students create a portfolio.
M. F. A. candidates in Computer Art at Syracuse are offered a great deal of flexibility in designing their programs. Typical coursework might include procedural thinking, audio production, video production, net art, computer animation and multi-channel installation. All students create a final presentation and complete a graduate seminar.
Illustration students spend the bulk of their time doing studio work; they also take courses in art history, complete a graduate seminar and create a thesis exhibition.
A portfolio is required with the application to the B. F. A. and M. F. A. programs. Merit and need-based scholarships are available, as are graduate fellowships and graduate assistantships.