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Explore Art at MSU Denver:

Spring 2021 Portfolio Submission Deadlines

Portfolios are to be submitted electronically to msudenver.slideroom.com by Friday, October 1, 2021 at midnight. Application opens Sunday, September 12, 2021.

Applicants will be notified via their msudenver.edu email accounts of their acceptance status no later than Friday, October 15, 2021.

 

CDES Portfolio Submission Workshops:

Students interested in learning more about the Communication Design portfolio submission process are encouraged to attend one of the following workshops or arrange an individual advising appointment with their advisor; Kelly Monico, Peter Bergman, Shawn Meek or Lisa Abendroth. If you don’t know who your advisor is please email the Department of Art office at [email protected].

In addition to the following, all students enrolled in Typographic Syntax CDES 2225 and CDES 2602 will participate in an in-class workshop.

In Class Workshop #2 – open to all students
Tuesday, September 7th, 9:30 – 10:30am, During CDES 2602
With Shawn Meek <[email protected]>

In Class Workshop #1 – open to all students
Wednesday, September 8th 8:00-9:00During CDES 2225
With Lisa Abendroth <[email protected]>

Open Workshop – open to all students
Thursday, September 23rd, 11am – 12pm
With Kelly Monico <[email protected]>

Photography shoot by Metrosphere
September 15, 16, 17 from 4-8pm in Gallery 199

Contact Peter Bergman
with any Portfolio questions

 

Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) in Communication Design

MSU Denver’s Communication Design program challenges students to become informed, thinking designers. Through specific course work that fuses semantics, pragmatics and syntactics, students discover how to design for the people and contexts that require communication while learning to craft effective and culturally appropriate messages in a broad range of design media. The program positions five pedagogical pillars as significant to our mission: making meaning, furthering function, pursuing process, mediating messages, and fostering form. These pillars are underscored by a contemporary practice that integrates design fundamentals with emerging media, research, and history/theory.

Consistent with the Department of Art, student learning outcomes are designed around three assessable themes: research, execution, and articulation.

Graduating students earning the B.F.A. in Communication Design should be able to:

  • show evidence of intellectual inquiry and curiosity in design research;
  • convey ideas that are consistently reinforced through the execution of cohesive work(s) that are the result of the process of making;
  • effectively articulate oral, written and visual design processes and concepts.