Communication
Design

 

Cultivating Creativity

About

A curriculum built on big ideas.

Effective communication is required in order to meet the evolving demands of commerce, community, and culture. For this reason, the designer’s role has substantially expanded. Students must learn to craft impactful and appropriate messages within a broad range of design media and emerging technologies.

Our curriculum is built on big ideas and the process of interpreting messages through a myriad of media channels, using research, data, and strategy to achieve and measure real-world results.

Communication Design coursework involves exploring, researching, strategizing, and developing solutions through a creative process. Courses in our program include in-depth study of communication design theory, design history, visual design, illustration, photography, typography, motion, interaction, and user experience while utilizing the latest technology and design management tools.

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Highlights

Measuring up for student success.

Course of Study

Your pathway to cultivating creativity begins here.

Communication Designers are in high demand to meet the ever-expanding needs of creative industries across the country and around the world. Career opportunities range from brand strategy and entertainment advertising to motion graphics, UX/UI, social media, and more. Just “keeping up” is no longer the standard, as technological advancements bring new ways of working creatively and collaboratively to develop effective messaging for a wide variety of customers and consumers.

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Inquiries

Contact us to learn more about our program.

Meet The Clubs

Collaboration, Connections & Friendships.

IntersectLA (IXLA) is an interdisciplinary team of motivated CSUN students developing strategic experiences that elevate businesses, organizations, and communities through creative collaboration and design.

Impact DesignHub is a cooperative studio course/ group where student designers work with community partners to solve design problems through design thinking. While obtaining cooperative non-profit agency experience in their undergraduate academic career.

SAGA is a collaborative student club. Students encourage a design community by doing design challenges, group outings and creating speaker events. Follow SAGA on Instagram @csunsaga for current activity.

Developed by CSUN creatives, Artpreneurship is a uniquely designed hybrid program to help creatives learn the language of business for a successful, impactful, and purposeful career. Learn how to utilize the arts to have a thriving career as an artpreneur. Students from CSUN and abroad can benefit from the unique creative programs and activities.

Core Faculty

A growing team of innovators, makers and thinkers.

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Brand Strategy

Magdy

Motion Designer

Paula DiMarco

Engagement

Jim

Entertainment Design

Shally Juarez

UX/UI Interaction

Nick Longo

Branding

Joe

UX/UI Interaction

Jeff

Branding

Shirin Raban

Packaging Design

Louis Solis

Visual Design

Vesna Petrovic

Branding

Omid Orouji

Typography

Kakon Engvig

Web Design

Alumni Work

See what our graduates have been doing.

Student Spotlight

Samples from the best and brightest.

Internships & Careers

We have alumni in various companies.

CHECK US OUT

      

Art and Design Center, Room 409

18111 Nordhoff St. Northridge, CA 91330

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