The Robinson Center for Graphic Arts and Communication Design
at Art Department CCNY


EDM is

A professional program leading to the B.F.A. degree. The 75 credit major culminates in a semester-long Thesis Project. Application to the B.F.A. is by portfolio.


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What is the difference between the B.A. in Studio Art and the B.F.A. Program in Electronic Design & Multimedia?

Natali Cabrera Jorge wins a prestigious Summer 2017 Art Direction Internship

NatalieCabrera This summer, EDM Bachelor of Arts student Natali Cabrera Jorge Natali will be a full-time intern with Partners + Napier in Rochester, New York, a creative agency with clients including BMW, Xerox, and USA Today.

Natali is a double major in Digital Design (EDM) and Advertising + Public Relations at CCNY. About her dual course of study, Natali states: “I’ve been pursuing the Advertising / Public Relations and Digital Design Bachelor of Arts degree at The City College of New York. It has been a wonderful experience that is letting me exponentially improve my skill set (in design and advertising). At the same time, it’s making me conscious of how ready I am to go out and impact society in a positive way.” She adds: “More than a graphic designer, I want to be an Art Director or a Creative Director. I want to use my curiosity and creativity to create unique ad campaigns. The graphic design experience (from EDM) will help me to communicate and work better with the professionals doing the illustration for the ideas I generated.”

The MAIP internship program connects superior design students with leading advertising agencies in order to better prepare them for industry positions within advertising and design. Students obtain immersive on-the-field training, working for 22 weeks with agency professionals on various ac​counts and building client relationships (students gain 12 weeks of virtual online training and 10 weeks of agency experience).

To learn more about the MAIP 4A’s internship program, visit


EDM Competitions and Opportunities Calendar

Check out the EDM Calendar for listings of competitions, awards, scholarships and other opportunities for students in the BFA or BA/Digital Design Concentration

Ready for BFA Thesis?

BFA students planning to take Thesis must submit a proposal to the instructor by May 1 for Fall semester and November 25th for Spring semester. Contact Prof. Weintraub or other EDM faculty for proposal guidelines, and watch for the Thesis signup sheet which will be posted outside of CG123. You can't take Thesis unless your project idea has been approved by faculty in advance, and you have written an initial proposal BEFORE the semester begins.

If you are planning to take Thesis next semester, come to a Thesis orientation meeting, Thursday, March 23rd, 2017 at 12:15pm in CG 119 for a presentation on how to decide on a topic and write a good proposal. The Thesis proposal deadline for Fall 2017 is April 20th.

B.A.: Concentration in Digital Design [as of Fall 2014]

As of FA14, students in the B.A. majoring in Art have a new concentration option—students can select the Digital Design Concentration. For more information go to the Advising page or check with the Art Office. This option is designed for students who are not in the B.FA. or who are waiting to apply for the B.F.A.

Insurance Policy Required for DOC Checkout [starting November 1, 2015]

Students who want to check out DOC/Art Department equipment valued at $300 or more must now provide proof of personal insurance for the entire replacement value of the equipment borrowed. See the Checkout page for complete information about this policy and learn how to obtain insurance which will also cover your computer, phone and camera.


Our Students

City College has a highly diverse student population of students coming from every community within New York City and from all over the world. EDM students are trained for careers in design in all aspects of print and screen media and design.

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The B.F.A. Thesis Exhibition

B.F.A. Thesis is a capstone design seminar in which students develop a sustained, individual, semester-long creative project in a major area of interest such as print, Internet or multimedia.

Students present their Thesis Projects in an exhibtion at the end of the semester and document their project in a book.


Announcing a new M.F.A. in art and technology

Develop a critical art practice in digital media using a research perspective to explore the relationship between technology and art.

The M.F.A. in Digital and Interdisciplinary Art Practice [DIAP] was inaugurated in 2012. The next application deadline is February 1st, 2014. See the [DIAP] website for admissions and program information.