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Program Description

FUA-AUF’s Associate of Arts Degree in Communication and Interactive Digital Media is comprised of a combination of courses that focus on the four available program concentrations:

  • Photography
  • Visual Communication
  • Publishing
  • Product Design

 

Program Objectives

The objective of the program is to provide students with a foundational knowledge of visual communication and digital media and to prepare them for further specialization areas related to the program.

  • Students will become familiar with leading contemporary photographers, video and filmmakers, and computer graphic and product designers in Italy and abroad.
  • Students will deepen their knowledge of visual communication and photography, computer graphics, 3D computer design rendering and printing techniques, and magazine editorial projects.

Program Outcomes

 

The specialization in Photography focuses on developing:

  • Critically informed photographic approach, visual grammar of photography and intent
  • Analysis and technical mastery of photographic imagery
  • Familiarity with studio and non-studio environments

 

The specialization in Visual Communication focuses on:

  • Development and delivery of coherent creative concepts
  • Application of visual language in multiple forms of digital media
  • Creation of creative and compelling visual storytelling for professional contexts

 

The specialization in Publishing focuses on:

  • Developing knowledge and practice of both visual design and editorial skills
  • Gaining fluency in visual production for publishing formats, format and content curation of diverse products
  • Adapting effective communication to emerging form of content creation

 

The specialization in Product Design is focused on developing:

  • Ability to creatively propose contemporary design solutions through design thinking process
  • Technical knowledge to design in 3D formats
  • Ability to design products from a brand perspective

Career Opportunities

  • Photography: photographer, photo editor, curator, digital strategist.
  • Visual Communication: interactive media designer, creative director, brand manager, digital artist/animator, visual consultant in corporate communications.
  • Publishing: book/periodical designer, editor, publication production manager, digital content strategist.
  • Product Design: 2/3D designer, technical designer, materials researcher, product developer, product manager.

 

 

 

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