11 month professional program is designed for professionals who are looking to develop their communication skills and gain essential knowledge regarding digital graphic designing tools and techniques. Participants will learn to create effective visual communications in a project-based curriculum. In the first semester, students will learn software skills as they develop their understanding of design principles for visual media. They will focus on image creation with graphics and photography, and how it is applied to a range of distribution channels. In the second semester, students will develop skills for research techniques in marketing and branding, motion graphics and mixed media production for application in independent projects. The program combines a studio practice with lectures, workshops, seminars, and citywide activities in the profession of digital media production and graphic design.