Communication Design (Graphic Design)
The world isn’t two dimensional and neither are we.
From your favorite books and websites to every app on the mobile phone you’re probably reading this on: every day, everywhere we use, touch or see something a communication designer helped create.
Communication Design at CCS covers print, motion and interaction, a reflection of where the field is now and where it’s headed. First, students learn the core principles of print-based graphic design — think image, typography, color, messaging and hierarchy. Then they merge what they’ve learned with the language of code in order to build media and create interactive environments on a wide variety of platforms.
Communication designers are in high demand here and abroad — CCS graduates in particular. Our students are sought after because they can think, make and innovate.
Communications Design will be a STEM-designated program for students starting in the fall of 2021. New international students completing this program will qualify to apply for the STEM OPT (optional practical training) Extension
What Sets Us Apart?
Curriculum covers graphic design, interaction design and motion design
Graduates work for global brands, including Google, Buzzfeed, Adidas, Microsoft, Apple, eBay, Facebook, Shinola, Moosejaw, Lego, Adobe and Converse
High Post-Graduate Employment Rate
The department has a high post-graduate employment rate
Opportunity to Design Your Own Path
Alumni are entrepreneurs who open their own design studios across the country and the globe, including Los Angeles, New York City, the Netherlands and right here in Detroit
Digital Content Manager
Interactive Art Director
Mobile Media Designer
Motion Graphic Designer
Multimedia Graphic Designer
Social Media Digital Designer
Social Media Director
User Experience Designer
User Interface Designer
Web/Mobile Media Designer
Our students have interned at more than 100 companies and studios all over the country!
Altair Product Design
Anchor Bay Entertainment
Art Van Furniture
Detroit Media Partnership
Foote Cone & Belding
Green Sky Creative
Group [eX]/Buffington Associates
Neal Davis Gallery
One of Us Films
Progress of Design
Taoti Enterprises Inc.
The Scarab Club
Wayne State University
Zoyes Creative Group
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Communication Design Department