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Greg Betty is now living his dream as a designer at 10.Deep [http://10deep.com]. He started out as a Civil Engineering major, with a minor in art, then switched to the Digital Design Concentration in EDM. After a lot of hard work, and mentoring by Profs. Smith and Francis, he found his dream job after one year on the market. Gregory's advice to students: “School is much more than getting good grades. It's about developing new skills and discipling yourself to carry these new found skills into the real world. Everything that I learned and worked on since my freshman year has helped me get to where I am now. It's very important to keep yourself busy with personal projects and artistic hobbies because the passion and drive you put into them will push you to go further and work harder, which only leads to good things.”
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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 accounts 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 http://maip.aaaa.org
Check out the EDM Calendar for listings of competitions, awards, scholarships and other opportunities for students in the BFA or BA/Digital Design Concentration.
You can see the list of books in the EDM Library and reserve a book by using the online link to send an email to the EDM club. Over the summer, we will be putting our book collection reservations online, so you will soon be able to make a direct reservation on the website.If you would like to donate art or design books to the Library, contact the EDM Club or the CLTs.
BFA students planning to take Thesis must submit a project idea to the instructor by April 15 for Fall semester and November 1st for Spring semester. Once your idea has preliminary approval, you will write an Expanded Project Proposal that will be due by May 30th for Fall Semester and December 15th for Spring semester. Permission to register depends on having an approved proposal.
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.
There will be a Thesis orientation meeting scheduled each semester to provide guidance on how to decide on a topic and write a good proposal. Dates/times will be announced by flyer in the EDM area.
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.
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.
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.
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.