About Salem State Art + Design
Chances are, at some point today, you interacted with something a Salem State University Art + Design graduate had a hand in. Maybe you stopped at Dunkin’ or made a document in Excel? Perhaps you played a game on Facebook or shopped on Amazon Fashion? Our design program boasts a robust network of graduates who have succeeded in every facet of design. While some work for agencies who design for major multi-national corporations, others create for the biggest names online. The great thing ­— our graduates come back to Salem State University to share what they have learned with current students and to help guide our program toward the latest growth areas in graphic and interactive design. 
We also offer a dynamic studio program with faculty mentors who help students to hone their technical and conceptual skills while channeling their curiosity and intuition. And the university’s general education curriculum enables students to connect their projects with the ideas and challenges that are shaping our society today. Plus, we offer a surprisingly affordable education in one of the most creative cities in Massachusetts. Salem has a world-class art museum, innovative public art initiatives, international film festivals, and more. We offer concentrations in art history, graphic design, and studio art & photography, plus a wide range of minors including user experience and interface design. 
Salem State University Art + Design Students have access to:
An ingenious, creative, and experiential education in the art + design department
Experiential learning through graphic design, art history, studio art, and photography disciplines.
State of the art computer labs
Small studio classes — capped to a maximum of 15 students
Our long standing, nationally accredited program (National Association of Schools of Art and Design)
A dedicated faculty advisor for every student
Success after Graduation
Graduates work for top companies, agencies, museums and design firms like Amazon, Google, Meta, Aetna, Microsoft, Deloitte, Puma, Trellis Commerce, Converse, Bose, PayPal, The Boston Symphony Orchestra, Cisco Webex, Vistaprint, and many more. 
Graduates also create their own design or art businesses, work as freelancers, as fine artists, or go on to become professors.

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