Welcome to the Department of Advertising Design and Graphic Arts (ADGA). Since 1946 ADGA has prepared men and women for rewarding careers in the dynamic field of graphic communications.
In the New York metropolitan area, advertising, printing and publishing account for more than $13 billion in revenue and employ well over 200,000 people. As a graduate of our program you can expect to find employment as an art director, computer graphics artist, graphic designer, illustrator, web or new media designer, graphic arts pre-press specialist, customer service rep, graphic arts estimator, graphic arts production manager or digital asset manager, to name a few job titles.
Founded in 1946, the department has an outstanding 50+ year record of preparing men and women for creative careers in advertising, graphic design and communications media. It offers two degree pro- grams in advertising design: a two-year lower-division program lead- ing to the associate in applied science (AAS) in art and advertising design and a four-year program leading to the bachelor of technology (BTech) degree in communication design. The department also offers certificate, AAS and BTech degree programs in graphic arts. For the convenience of those employed in the advertising design industry or elsewhere, the department makes courses available during day and evening hours on either a full- or part-time basis.
We offer the following degree programs:
Bachelor of Technology (BTech) in Communication Design
Bachelor of Technology (BTech) in Graphic Arts
Production Management Associate in Applied Science (AAS) in Art & Advertising Design
Associate in Applied Science (AAS) in Graphic Arts Advertising Production Management
Certificate in Desktop Publishing