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        Design Studies Degree Programs

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        Animation

        Explore traditional and digital animation methods.

        Audio Production

        Record, edit, master, and add effects to digital and analog audio projects.

        Digital Art & Technology

        Design art and develop content for computers, the web, and video post-production.

        Fashion Design

        Choose from fashion design or fashion merchandising programs.

        Game Production

        Learn the programming and pre-programming skills necessary to produce video games and simulation programs.

        Graphic Design

        Learn traditional layout and digital design skills needed to create logos, packaging, posters, and more.

        Interactive Media

        Create digital content for marketing, training, or entertainment in an interactive media program.

        Interior Design

        Learn the skills necessary to design residential and commercial spaces.

        Media Production

        Gain a broad range of cinema, video, audio, and multi-media production skills.

        Professional Photography

        Learn traditional film and digital production, post-production, and lighting techniques.

        Visual Communications

        Learn the fundamentals of a variety of media production techniques in a visual communications degree program.

        Visual Journalism

        Learn documentary photography and filmmaking techniques.

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        Design Career Spotlight

        • Residential Design
        • Sound Engineering
        • Public Relations
        • Photography
        • Film and Video Editing
        • Fashion Design

        Residential Design

        Residential design involves improving the aesthetic appearance and functionality of the interior spaces of private homes.

        • Key Traits: Creative problem solving, organization, attention to detail.
        • Education Required: Associate degree (support roles), bachelor degree (entry-level). Third-party licensure or certification may be needed to apply for certain positions.
        • Where Residential Design Is Needed: Design firms, upscale furnishings and home improvement retailers, private clients.

        Projected Growth Through 2018**:
        13,900 new jobs, or 19% growth rate nation-widei

        **All job growth figures are estimates and based on national projections. Local markets will vary.

        iBureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2010-11 Edition, Interior Designers, on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/oco/ocos293.htm (visited December 20, 2010).

        Sound Engineering

        Sound engineering—recording, mixing, and editing sound—is critical to the production of pre-recorded and live events.

        • Key Traits: Technical proficiency, critical thinking, teamwork ability.
        • Education Required: Associate degree or bachelor’s degree.
        • Where Sound Engineering Is Needed: Television and film studios, radio stations, concert halls, conference halls.

        Projected Growth Through 2018**:
        1,200 new jobs, or 6% growth rate nation-wideii

        **All job growth figures are estimates and based on national projections. Local markets will vary.

        iiBureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2010-11 Edition,Broadcast and Sound Engineering Technicians and Radio Operators, on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/oco/ocos109.htm (visited December 20, 2010).

        Public Relations

        Critical to reputation management, public relations involves creatively generating positive media attention for clients.

        • Key Traits: Creative thinking, excellent writing and speaking skills, ability to work under pressure.
        • Education Required: Associate or bachelor degree in an area that includes marketing training, such as an advertising design program.
        • Where Public Relations Is Needed: Private and public corporations and institutions, celebrities, politicians.

        Projected Growth Through 2018**:
        66,200 new jobs, or 24% growth rate nation-wideiii

        **All job growth figures are estimates and based on national projections. Local markets will vary.

        iiiBureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2010-11 Edition, Public Relations Specialists, on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/oco/ocos086.htm (visited December 20, 2010).

        Photography

        Photography involves producing, retouching, and editing photographic images. Digital photography production methods are now industry standard.

        • Key Traits: Visual composition talents, self-motivation, computer and technical skills.
        • Education Required: Bachelor’s degree (entry-level).
        • Where Photography Is Needed: Marketing and advertising agencies, event management services, newspapers, magazines, and news agencies, private clients.

        Projected Growth Through 2018**:
        17,500 new jobs, or 12% growth rate nation-wideiv

        **All job growth figures are estimates and based on national projections. Local markets will vary.

        ivBureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2010-11 Edition,Photographers, on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/oco/ocos264.htm (visited December 20, 2010).

        Film and Video Editing

        In the motion picture, television, and video industries, soundtracks, film and video footage must all be edited before distribution or broadcast.

      • Key Traits: Organizational skills, creative problem-solving, attention to detail.
      • Education Required: Bachelor’s degree.
      • Where Film and Video Editing is Needed: Broadcast television and news organizations, film studios, multimedia production agencies.

        Projected Growth Through 2018**:
        3,000 new jobs, or 12% growth rate nation-widev

        **Job growth figures are estimates and are based on national projections. Local markets will vary.

        vBureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2010-11 Edition,Television, Video, and Motion Picture Camera Operators and Editors, on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/oco/ocos091.htm (visited December 22, 2010).

      • Fashion Design

        Fashion design is the process of conceiving, prototyping, and creating footwear, apparel, and fashion accessories.

        • Key Traits: Drawing and drafting skills, creative problem-solving, attention to detail.
        • Education Required: Associate or bachelor’s degree.
        • Where Fashion Design is Needed: Design firms, apparel wholesalers or manufacturers, theatrical or motion picture costume departments.

        Projected Growth Through 2018**:
        200 new jobs, or 1% growth rate nation-wide, with best prospects for applicants with degrees.vi

        **Job growth figures are estimates and are based on national projections. Local markets will vary.

        viBureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2010-11 Edition,Fashion Designers, on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/oco/ocos291.htm (visited December 20, 2010).

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