‘To achieve our goal to be a great designer, we must retain “Curiosity, Passion, Challenge, Motivation, Seriousness, Imagination, Fun and Humor”, then proceed with appropriate Design Processes by various experiments with a high level of Craftsmanship.’
The Graphic Design program at San José State University
The San José State University (SJSU)Graphic Design program’s unique location within the heart of Silicon Valley draws upon the creativesetting for molding its intuitive pedagogy. The campus fosters a rewarding learning environment for its students. Industry in Silicon Valley seek out SJSU students for internships, summer work programs and opportunities for research and sponsored projects. Located on 154 acres within the center of San José, SJSU offers the excitement of studying at a large, metropolitan campus filled with various cultural groups. In spite of the university’s large size, the students will receive personal atten-tion from faculty members in the university’s seven colleges. In 2008, Business Week included the Design program as among the 65 best in the world. The Graphic Design department boasts notable partnerships and sponsored programs with nearby corporations such as Adobe Systems, Apple Computers, Sony, CISCO, Samsung Electronics, Hewlett-Packard, Electronic Arts, Intel and DreamWorks.
SJSU’s Graphic Design program has been an integral part of Northern California Public University’s design education since the mid 1960s. The program’s mission is to provide balanced educational resources and activities for scholarly, professional, and critical research in visual communication design. But also to foster collaboration with design industries and the community. In order to achieve its aim, this program continues to refine and develop curricula structures for retaining the faculty’s high standard of professionalism and scholarship, and maintaining up-to-date technologies for innovative study and graphic production. Graphic Design major students that choose to enter the program should start by completing a series of introductory graphic design courses.
San José State University (SJSU) campus.
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