The Visual Communications: Art & Graphic Design baccalaureate degree program consists of eight semesters of sequential coursework totaling 123 credits, including 42 general education and support course credits. The admission process is the same for entering freshman, transfer students, and returning professionals with advanced degrees. It begins with an official Farmingdale State College Application (or a SUNY application) specifying Visual Communications — code#1091— as the curriculum of choice. An online application is available on the Office of Admissions website: www.farmingdale.edu.
The Visual Communications: Art & Graphic Design program accommodates an incredibly rapid pace of change in our disciplines, the economy, the needs of industry and the needs of our students. The program also prepares students for study in the many specialized areas of design. It increases the exposure to new forms of communication and provides the prospective graduate with skills that transcend the traditional delivery platforms. It builds a solid foundation for the student's most valuable resources: thinking and the ability to generate solutions and effectively communicate ideas to collaborators, clients and the audience.
1. DSLR (Digital Single-Lens Reflex) camera with automatic, semi-automatic and manual exposure controls.
2. High-quality tripod.
3. Portable USB hard-drive.
4. A least two high-capacity camera memory cards.
5. One or two extra camera batteries and a battery charger.
For more specific recommendations, please contact your instructor. Please Note: "point-and-shoot" compact digital cameras, film cameras, etc., are insufficient and not acceptable for Photography I & II.