Manchester, NH (PRWEB) August 15, 2012
The growing graphics orientation of business communication and the explosion of social media platforms is increasing demand for graphic designers with skills in digital and web-based communication and design. Utilizing the latest technologies, Southern New Hampshire University is now offering an online degree in graphic design and media arts.
“Graphic design and media arts is an area where people who are visually and artistically oriented can leverage those interests into an applied digital art that is very much in demand,” says Professor Harry Umen, chair of the graphic design and media arts department at SNHU. “Our affordable program melds production skills and software expertise with the development of design and communication problem-solving skills in our students.”
SNHU is one of the few not-for-profit, traditional universities offering an online bachelor’s degree in graphic design and media. In addition to learning skills in web design, print design, motion graphics, animation design and interactive design, students acquire analytical skills for solving an array of communication challenges.
Students in the online degree in the graphic design and media arts program can also minor in allied areas such as social media marketing, advertising, marketing, psychology, business and information technology. Having an understanding of the connections between graphic design and media arts and these other fields can increase students’ marketability upon completion of their degree. SNHU has placed graphic design and media arts students in industries such as advertising, marketing, professional sports, entertainment, high technology, engineering and medical technology.
For students with artistic talent and an interest in applied digital art, earning an online graphic design degree at Southern New Hampshire University can provide the education and training they need to earn a living. Employment opportunities for graphic designers are expected to remain strong.
Visit the Southern New Hampshire University website for more information on the online degree in Graphic Design and Media Arts.
Southern New Hampshire University is a not-for-profit, regionally accredited university with an 80-year history of educating successful professionals. SNHU has a total enrollment of more than 13,000 students in more than 180 undergraduate and graduate degree and certificate programs, available online, at our main campus in Manchester, N.H., and at our regional centers in New Hampshire and Maine.
SNHU was the only university to make Fast Company’s 2012 list of the World’s 50 Most Innovative Companies, ranking 12th overall.