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.
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.
"The New Media Design program at Queens gave me a professional edge because I graduated with a degree covering many aspects of the design realm. From digital animation to photography, I entered the work force confident I could tackle any creative obstacle."
-Matt Dees '12