CID student during the showcaseLooking for a communications/design major/degree program? Communication & Information Design deals with all aspects of communicating information to both professional and general audiences. To meet the need for qualified professionals in communications and design, SUNYIT offers a program that leads to a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree in Communication & Information Design. The program stresses visual and verbal skills using new social media tools. Students can take courses in illustration, animation, video scriptwriting and design, website design, photography, branding, technical writing, editing, and oral communication skills. The program provides practical, hands-on communications experience in such areas as Internet publishing, social media, applied writing and speaking, editing, graphic arts, and document design.

Students prepare for careers in a variety of fields, such as:

  • Graphic Arts
  • Public Relations
  • Web Design
  • Video Production
  • Technical Writing
  • Publication Production
  • Instructional Design Technologies
  • Teaching
  • Training
  • Computer Documentation

Demand remains strong for students graduating from the Communication and Information Design program. and list hundreds of openings in technical writing, public relations, graphic arts, training, marketing, freelance design, Instructional Design Technologies and Web design. Some SUNYIT graduates stay in the Mohawk Valley while others have found high-paying positions in more urban areas in New York and across the country.