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Communication & Design

Create messages and visuals that matter.

Oswego boasts over 75 full and part-time faculty within communication and design. Several internationally and nationally recognized faculty and alumni are integral in creating experiences for students that help provide a realistic perspective into the application of their degree programs.


Rolling Admissions


Multiple Start Dates


Online Courses Available


World Renowned Faculty

Art, MA

This programโ€™s aim is to develop skills and aesthetic understanding in an artistic discipline. Intentionally designed courses blend studio practice with art history and theory. Students work closely with dedicated faculty and are able to showcase their work in newly renovated facilities and specifically designed art exhibitions.


Graphic Design and Digital Media, MA

The evolution of web, interaction, motion, VR, digital design, print media, and product design has expanded the role designers play in our culture. This program builds upon the diverse functions of visual communication with an emphasis on creative problem solving needed to navigate the rapidly changing field of design. Students work collaboratively with committed faculty and showcase their work in beautifully designed facilities and graduate art exhibitions.


Strategic Communication, MA

This program heightens your understanding and skills to develop effective communication plans. Students will learn to create messages that solve problems, inform, and influence others. Coursework will examine communication strategies across social media, health, and organizational contexts.

Studio Art, ADV CRT

Through advanced courses, you'll gain additional training and experience in portfolio development, as well as learn the skills you need to succeed in the creative field. Join a highly-supportive yet critical academic/studio environment to grow and thrive.

"Through real-life case studies, the program has taught me the importance of understanding my audience before attempting to inform or persuade them."

Sharon Griffin