From paper to pixels, you will engage in a world of 21st century design. As a new media design major, you will produce high impact visual content suited for all types of screens, surfaces and mediums. Using the latest digital media tools, you will train towards proficiency in print, interactive and time-based media. Our curriculum gives a solid foundation in visual literacy, graphic design essentials, animation and web/app development. You will learn to synthesize your interests and passions with design skills. You'll develop a portfolio and professional creative persona for careers that don't even exist yet. Studying design in a liberal arts environment allows you to work in an interdisciplinary fashion to solve real world problems.
General Education Requirements
Perks of Being a New Media Design Major
- Dynamic location
With more than 25 marketing and advertising agencies, Charlotte is a great place to study design. Our professors are well-connected in the Charlotte design community and beyond, opening ample opportunities for meaningful internships and job prospects.
- Faculty active in their areas of expertise
Our professors produce design work that reaches local, national and international audiences. You will get to know yours personally and even get opportunities to work with them on real world projects. Our small class sizes encourage camaraderie among students, and provide a close-knit community of support.
- Global emphasis
Queens has a pervasive study abroad program. You will have the opportunity to explore design with your class around the world.
Our program provides opportunities to gain real-world experience at:
- Marketing firms
- Creative firms
- Advertising agencies
- In-house creative departments within the multi-national companies and organizations located in the Charlotte area
"Students who never considered themselves artists and never even knew they were visual thinkers were blowing me away with the quality of their work." - Mike Wirth, New Media Design Professor
When You Graduate
Your new media design degree will prepare you for careers in digital design, graduate-level design studies and digital fine arts. Our recent art graduates are experiencing success in professional design careers at a wide range of regional companies, including:
- Charlotte Hornets
- CaroMont Health
- Spark Creative
Several others have started new design companies and take advantage of an abundance of freelance opportunities.
Traditional Undergraduate Program, and the Hayworth School of Graduate & Continuing Studies Undergraduate Program. Prospective students should apply to the program whose curriculum and services best meets their needs.
- The Traditional Undergraduate Program has degree requirements and services designed for the 18-22 year old student. Most traditional undergraduates live in residence halls and are enrolled full-time. A full range of student life activities and student services are available to students in this program, including the Core Program in the Liberal Arts, the John Belk International Program and the Honors Program.
- The Hayworth School of Graduate & Continuing Studies Undergraduate Program has degree requirements and services designed for the adult learner. Most Hayworth undergraduates are employed full-time and enrolled part-time. The Hayworth School also admits those persons wishing to take undergraduate courses as a non-degree candidate. The Hayworth School of Graduate & Continuing Studies realizes the demands that adult students face and assists with study plans, individual student advising and programs designed with flexibility to meet the specific needs of the adult learner. Classes meeting Hayworth degree requirements and several majors and minors are scheduled in the evenings for the convenience of students employed during the day.