Monthly Archives: October 2013

Save the Date, Information Session about Winter Internships

informationsessionSeveral Winter Internships are available to Queens College juniors and seniors majoring in graphic design. Some will be in advertising agencies and some will be working with clients of Queens Economic Development Corporation. All internships will pay a stipend of $1,200.

To find out more and to learn how to apply
Klapper Hall 107
Nov. 4, 2013

Heads Up-Changes Coming to the Graphic Design Major


As of September, 2014, there will be changes to the graphic design major. This does not affect current majors, only students who declare a graphic design major after September, 2014. See below.

Undergraduate Programs in Graphic Design
Major (60 credits)

The Art Department of Queens College offers a Bachelor of Science degree in Graphic Design that provides students the creative, intellectual, and technical skills to become effective communicators in the new century. Students learn to shape the form and content of media across a variety of formats—from print to digital. In addition to the core requirements, the program includes courses in animation, digital imaging, digital moviemaking, web design, interaction design, publication design, advertising design, graphic novel and digital illustration. Students graduate equipped with the skills to succeed in careers, graduate school or both.

The Art Department also offers Minors in Graphic Design, Digital Graphics, Animation and illustration, and in Digital Moviemaking and Imagemaking.

Students who wish to major in Graphic Design must meet with an advisor prior to declaring the major. Admission requirements include a minimum overall GPA of 2.75 or approval by portfolio review. Program standards for satisfactory progress require students to maintain a GPA of 2.75 or better within the major and receive no grade lower than C in any requirements for the major. Students accepted into the major are requested to meet with an advisor once each semester to ensure adherence to major requirements. A laptop computer is strongly encouraged for students majoring in graphic design.

Art History Courses (12 credits): ARTH 101, 102, plus two electives from the following: ARTH 200-299, MEDST 144, 146.

Required Courses (30 credits): ARTS 171, 191, 193, 241, 242, 243, 245, 246, 345, 395

Elective Courses (18 credits): Six of the following: ARTS 157, 165, 187, 188, 189, 193, 195, 205, 207, 210, 212, 213, 214, 215, 217, 221, 247, 248, 277, 278, 279, 286, 287, 289, 290, 296, 347, 358, 359, 370, 393.

Graphic Design (21 credits): ARTS 171, 191, 241, plus any four from ARTS 242, 243, 245, 246, 286, 289, 290, 296, 357, 370, 387, 396.

Animation and Illustration (21 credits): Seven courses from ARTS 171, 188, 193, 205, 207, 213, 215, 221, 259, 277, 278, 279, 359.

Digital Graphics (21 credits): Seven courses from ARTS 157, 165, 193, 205, 207, 210, 213, 215, 217, 221, 225, 277, 278, 279, 287.

Digital Moviemaking and Imagemaking (21 credits): Seven courses from ARTS 157, 165, 205, 207, 217, 221, 225, 235, 277, 278, 279, 287.

(Effective September 2014)


Young Ones 2014 Briefs Released

young ones college competition

I’m delighted to announce the release of the 2014 Young Ones Competition briefs, which will let you and your students get to work on this year’s entries in advance of ourMarch 7 deadline.

We’re presenting two brief options for 2014: one, a traditional structured brief, comes from fashion label Organic by John Patrick; the second, in a new style for The One Club, is an open create-your-own-client brief to Save the Arts, developed in partnership with Serviceplan. We think the two present an exciting range of entry points—take a look, share with your students, and let us know if you have any questions.

The full entry site will be up and running in the coming weeks, we’ll keep you posted about that. And be sure to follow us on Facebook and Twitter for the most up-to-date competition news, including opportunities to get a deeper perspective on the briefs directly from the clients.

I hope you all are saving the dates for Creative Week, May 5-9, the perfect opportunity for us to get together here in New York. With the Young Ones Awards Ceremony at its core, the week will once again present an invaluable chance for students and educators to mix and mingle with the professionals, building important contacts and connections.

Best regards,

Emily G.

Director of Education, One Club

Paid Summer Internship

summer internships

summer internships


Paid Summer Internship through the Multicultural Advertising Intern Program (MAIP)

Students selected for the annual 10-week paid summer internship program, which runs from early June to mid-August, will hone their skills in one of the following advertising disciplines:

  • Account Management
  • Art Direction
  • Broadcast Production
  • Copywriting
  • Design
  • Media Buying
  • Media Planning
  • Project Management
  • Public Relations
  • Social Media Strategy
  • Strategic/Account Planning

To be eligible to apply for MAIP, a student must be:

  • Asian/Asian American, Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, Hispanic/Latino, Black/African American, American Indian or Alaska Native, Multiracial or Multiethnic (e.g., Hispanic and Black);
  • A citizen or permanent resident of the United States (visas are not accepted);
  • Currently a college junior, senior, or graduate student at any accredited, degree-granting college or university, or a student attending an established portfolio school (including fall 2013 and spring 2014 graduates);
  • Maintaining a minimum GPA of 3.0 out of 4.0.
    — College juniors, seniors or second-year graduate or portfolio school students must meet the GPA requirement at the time the application is submitted. First-semester graduate students or transfer students must meet the GPA requirement with their Fall semester grades. Proof of GPA must be submitted via an official college transcript upon request.
  • Able to show your passion to kick start a career in advertising through your essays.

Applications due  October 25, 2013.

To Apply

Collecting History, Collecting Design


Selections from Display, Graphic Design Collection–over 150 works of graphic design history.

Exhibition Dates:
Sept 9–Nov 25, 2013

Closing Reception:
Monday, Nov 25 from 4–6pm

Pratt GradComD Gallery
144 W. 14th Street, 7th fl.
New York, NY 10011 map
Gallery Hours: Mon–Fri 10am–6pm

A closing reception of the exhibition will take place on Monday, November 25th at 4pm. For more information or to schedule a private tour, please contact us. Visit our Flickr page to see more images of the exhibition.