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Design and Visual Communications Degree

The essence of the Design and Visual Communications as a field of study is fusing art and business to arrive at creative art or visual art used for commercial purposes. With an eye for design and a creative spirit, the sky is the limit! Get more details below including other New York colleges that offer design and visual communications degrees.

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CUNY New York City College of Technology

1650 Bedford Ave, Brooklyn, NY

About
New York City College of Technology (City Tech) of The City University of New York (CUNY), located in Brooklyn, New York, was founded in 1946 as the New York State Institute for Applied Arts and Sciences. The school merged with Voorhees Technical Institute in 1971, which was founded as The Technical Schools of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in 1881 and a leader in technology education.

Today the school is the largest technical four year institution in the northeastern United States, serving over 15,000 students a year. The school offers a number of programs that are unavailable elsewhere in the state. City Tech is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education.

Academics
New York City College of Technology offers a variety of programs that may result in a certificate, associate degree or bachelor degree. Certificate and associate programs provide students with a technical education that may be used for career training, allowing students to enter the workforce immediately after graduation.

Two year programs may also be used for transfer to another institution for completion of a four year education by completing the first two years of a bachelor degree.  Additionally, the school offers a number of bachelor degree programs also provide students with four year educational opportunities, some of which are unique to the school. City Tech is one of four institutions in the CUNY system to offer a associate and bachelor degree programs.

Programs offered include:

Admissions and FInancial Aid
Students interested in enrollment at the New York City College of Technology must submit a completed application to the school electronically. Students must be high school graduates or have an equivalency diploma. Students will apply directly to their program of choice, which may have additional requirements for admissions. Students are also required to show proof of immunization as required by the state.

Financial aid is available in the form of loans, grants, scholarships and work study programs at the state and federal level. Financial aid is disbursed based on need as determined through a completed Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) which will also be used to identify eligibility and the awards sum. Students may be asked to provide additional financial information to the school's financial aid office to ensure that information provided is accurate and awards are disbursed properly.

Clubs and Organizations
City Tech has a  number of clubs and organizations which offer students the opportunity the meet others with similar interests and pursuing similar goals. Clubs offer a forum for discussion and participation, and encourage educational development and socializing outside of a classroom setting. Clubs and organization also allow for the formation of bonds between students, many of which last long after the students have graduated.

  • Clubs and Organizations at City Tech include:
  • Accounting Society AIGA Student Chapter
  • Image Maker
  • International Business Organization
  • Society of Future Legal Professionals
  • Animation and Gaming
  • Latin Dance and Recreation

Student Services and Resources
City Tech offers students a variety of services and resources to ensure that they will be able to succeed academically. The school offers a number of facilities and offices student s may choose to utilize, such childcare, counseling, IT services and a wellness center in order to help deal with problems or assist in easing one's stress and workload. Resources are also available for disabled students, veterans, distance learners, and those seeking jobs through the career and employment center. City Tech tries to meet the needs of students to ensure that they will be able to take full advantage of the educational opportunities provided by the school.

Students Enrolled in the Design and Visual Communications Program

Get more details below regarding enrollment, academics, and school demographics. CUNY New York City College of Technology offers a bachelor's degree program in design and visual communications.

Students by Gender (2019)

 Graduates
Male49
Female61

Students by Race (2019)

 Graduates
Asian27
Black23
Hispanic35
White16
Multiple Races1
Non Resident Alien8

Source: IPEDS Survey 2012-2020: Data obtained from the US Dept. of Education's Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS). Data may vary depending on school and academic year.

Career Options for Graduates

Upon completion of the Design and Visual Communications program at CUNY New York City College of Technology, most students have pursued careers in the following fields:

Art, Drama, and Music Teachers, Postsecondary

Description

Teach courses in drama, music, and the arts including fine and applied art, such as painting and sculpture, or design and crafts. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.

Commercial and Industrial Designers

Description

Develop and design manufactured products, such as cars, home appliances, and children's toys. Combine artistic talent with research on product use, marketing, and materials to create the most functional and appealing product design.

Career Outlook & Projections ()

According to the BLS, commercial and industrial designers employment is expected to grow at a rate of 2.0% from 2014 to 2024

Salary & Wages

  • Nassau County-Suffolk County, NY Metropolitan Division
    • Total Employment: 300
    • Average Hourly Rate: $34.20
    • Average Annual Salary: $71130
  • Newark, NJ-PA Metropolitan Division
    • Total Employment: 410
    • Average Hourly Rate: $39.43
    • Average Annual Salary: $82010

Graphic Designers

Description

Design or create graphics to meet specific commercial or promotional needs, such as packaging, displays, or logos. May use a variety of mediums to achieve artistic or decorative effects.

Career Outlook & Projections ()

According to the BLS, graphic designers employment is expected to grow at a rate of 1.4% from 2014 to 2024

Salary & Wages

  • Nassau County-Suffolk County, NY Metropolitan Division
    • Total Employment: 1
    • Average Hourly Rate: $22.95
    • Average Annual Salary: $47730
  • Newark, NJ-PA Metropolitan Division
    • Total Employment: 1
    • Average Hourly Rate: $28.44
    • Average Annual Salary: $59150

Set and Exhibit Designers

Description

Design special exhibits and movie, television, and theater sets. May study scripts, confer with directors, and conduct research to determine appropriate architectural styles.

Career Outlook & Projections ()

According to the BLS, set and exhibit designers employment is expected to grow at a rate of 6.8% from 2014 to 2024

Salary & Wages

  • Nassau County-Suffolk County, NY Metropolitan Division
    • Total Employment: 120
    • Average Hourly Rate: $30.42
    • Average Annual Salary: $63270
  • Newark, NJ-PA Metropolitan Division
    • Total Employment: 40
    • Average Hourly Rate: $29.33
    • Average Annual Salary: $61000

Source: Job descriptions, estimated salary and wages, and projected job growth are taken from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).

Admission Requirements & Details

The admissions information below may give an overview of the students CUNY New York City College of Technology accepts. The details may include application requirements and recommendations, as well as any AP credits that may be transferred.

College Credits Accepted

  • Dual Credits
  • AP Course Credits
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Academics & Student Services

Student Services

To support students and graduates, CUNY New York City College of Technology may provide student services like:

  • Distance learning
  • Weekend and night classes available
  • Remedial instructional courses
  • Career path counseling
  • Work study style employment
  • Assisting students to find work
  • Day care for children
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