GD 2018 Rankings

2018 Design Senior Shows

ANIMATION/ILLUSTRATION—Works/San José, 365 S. Market St, San José
Show times:
May 4–25 / Weekdays 12–6pm; Weekends 12–4pm

Opening night:
May 4 / 6–10pm

GRAPHIC DESIGN—SJSU Student Union Ballroom, San José
Show times:
May 14 / 10am–9pm
May 15 / 10am–6pm
May 16 / 10am–9pm
May 17 / 10am–3pm

Professional night:
May 15 / 6pm–10pm

Thesis presentation:
May 17 / 10am–4:10pm

INDUSTRIAL DEISGN—San José City Hall Rotunda
May 23 / 4:30–8:30pm

May 23 / 5–9pm

GD 2018 RankingsThe 2018 Graphic Design School rankings have been released, and the news is good for SJSU!

San Jose State’s rankings:
Top 50 Nationally (#50, top 7% of schools considered)
Top 50 Nationally among Public Colleges (#23, top 5% of schools considered)
Top 10 in California (#8)

Animation Career Review ranks Design programs based on the following criteria:
Academic reputation
Admission selectivity
Depth and breadth of the program
Value as it relates to tuition and indebtedness
Geographic location

This unique program admits every student as a BA Design Studies Major. Upon completion of DsGD 100 and portfolio review, students are eligible to apply for pre-admission to the Graphic Design Program. Once admitted to the program, students will learn how to apply the principles of color, composition, hierarchy, and typography as they relate in the various media—digital, print, motion, 3-D, etc.—that exist in design. Per the school, students will graduate with the ability to “create and develop original concepts, build prototypes, integrate feedback, carry projects through to the production process, and apply principles of visual communication as they relate to reaching audiences, the role of design in society, and the ability to work cooperatively.”

Graduates will show “fluency in the breadth of disciplines that graphic design encompasses, with deep exploration into information architecture, user interface design, interactive design, motion graphics, iterative image-making, exhibition design and typeface design. They will “demonstrate understanding of the design process, design thinking and professional standards and practices, including real-project learning scenarios and a transition into preparing a portfolio to enter the workforce.

You can find the rankings here:

Eye Love You Still

Congrats to BFA Animation/Illustration student Nikiel Suchit whose film "Eye Love You" made it to the Finalists for the 27th Annual CSU Media Arts Festival.