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.


FAQ on

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

Alumni Night, Thursday, March 22, 2018, 5:30-7pm CG 122 AlumniNight

Recent grads in Electronic Design and Multimedia who have found jobs in graphic design, motion design and software training at companies including NBC Sports, Vistar Media (UX/UI Design), Droga 5 and freelancing for clients such as The New York Times, PBS, MAC Cosmetics, Bergdorf Goodman, Virgin Cruises, PepsiCo and J.Crew among others return to CCNY to share their job experiences with our current students.

DON’T MISS this opportunity to meet them & hear their stories: what happened after they graduated!


FALL 2018 BFA Thesis Planning Meeting

Thursday, March 22nd at 12:15 in CG119

If you are planning to take Senior Thesis (BFA students only) in Fall 2018, you must submit a project idea and write a proposal before you can register.
At this meeting, we will discuss:

•What to expect in Thesis • How to decide on a topic • How to write up your project idea

Submit your idea in a short paragraph by email to Prof. Weintraub by March 30th. Full proposals are due (by email) on April 20th.


Gregory Betty found his "dream job" as a designer at 10.Deep

Gregory Betty Greg Betty is now living his dream as a designer at 10.Deep []. 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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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


Pixar Animation Internship Recruiters visit CCNY Art/EDM and MCA Departments


On Thursday, October 26th, four Pixar internship recruiters gave a presentation to about 85 very enthusiastic EDM/Art and MCA students in Compton-Goethals.

Pixar has an internship program for college students or recent graduates (if you have graduated, you must start an internship within a year of graduation). Internships are either in the summer for twelve weeks, or in the fall or spring for six months. Internships are paid, with travel expenses and housing assistance. Selection is highly competitive.

Internships are offered in: animation, art, business operations, editorial, marketing, production management, software research & development, story, systems and technical direction. Pixar also offers classroom internships and residencies.

The Pixar online internship system opens for applications on December 1, 2017; deadlines for Animation, Art and Story are March 4th, 2018 and February 11, 2018 for the other categories. If you are interested in applying, you will need a portfolio of your animation or other art or design work, a resume and a cover letter. Additional information is on the Pixar website:

Contact Profs. Saltz, Smith or Weintraub (or Prof. Newton) for advice on how to apply.


Alumni Night, Thursday, November 2, 2017, 5:30-7pm CG 122AlumniNight

Recent grads in Electronic Design and Multimedia who have found jobs in graphic design, motion design and software training at companies including Facebook, Brandshare US, Ubbi and Nomi Network return to CCNY to share their job experiences with our current students.

DON’T MISS this opportunity to meet them & hear their stories: what happened after they graduated!

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.

EDM Library: borrow an art or design book

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.

B.A.: Concentration in Digital Design

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.

Hire an EDM Student for a job or project

Find an Intern [employers] or apply for an Internship [students]


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.