Communication Design

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300 Jay Street
Namm Hall 1111 (N-1111)
Brooklyn, NY 11201

Email: communicationdesign

Phone: 929-356-5616

Fax: 718-254-8530

Welcome to the Department of Communication Design

Thank you for your Interest in the Emmy-Award winning B.F.A. in Communication Design.

If you’d like to learn more about our program, watch our award-winning documentary Imported From Brooklyn here.

If you are in need of Transfer Evaluation, Advisement or Advice for Fall 2020 Registration, here’s our Virtual Summer Advisement schedule and link!

Date Time
Tuesday, May 26 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Thursday, May 28 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Friday, May 29 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Monday, June 1 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Tuesday, June 2 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
June 29 - July 3 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
July 27 - July 31 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
August 20 - August 21 12:00 PM - 6:00 PM
August 24 - August 28 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM

Here’s the Advisement LINK for the times above:

There’s also a dial-in:


PIN: 689 085 1404

When you meet with an advisor, bring your questions about:

  • the new courses opening June 1st, July 1st, and August 1st.
  • C/NC grading options
  • the Fall 2020 semester
  • your best program options

Keep in mind that new courses will open as needed on June 1st, July 1st & August 1st.

Advisement takes place the week of or before new courses are available.

Advisement Tips:

  • Use Chrome
  • If you can, have your Degree Works up so you can ask questions about what you need with your advisor
  • come with plenty of time so you can take care of everything in one shot

If you already work with an advisor, email them and ask them when their session is. Otherwise, just log on during the times above. The faculty member on duty can help you with what you need.

Students are encouraged to visit CUNYFirst and attempt to register on their own as they do not have to wait to register. If you need to speak to someone, please contact Sharmaine at 718-260-5175 or email Emerald for program information at

We are the public path to a creative career.

The Department of Communication Design is committed to providing a public avenue to the range of professions that utilize creativity, technology and design. The foundation of our program is based on integrating fundamental theory and concepts with applied technology. We believe in building a culture that encourages conceptual thinking, creativity and collaboration. Our approach harnesses the wealth of our students diversity to inspire ideas, enrich communications and produce solutions.

The Communication Design Department (COMD) is committed to developing creative visual literacy in critical thinkers and problem solvers who are empowered to meet design industry needs with functional knowledge and technological skills. Building on a proven foundation of communication design theory and concepts, COMD coursework is also focused on integrating applied technology for successful "real world" results. There is a focus on fundamental lessons through experiential, project-based learning.

The curriculum builds on a study of big ideas where communication design is interpreted through multiple media channels using creative, effective and sustainable metrics. Creative applications in all media follow best practices, specifications and standards to prepare graduates for employment in advertising, publishing, packaging, corporate communications and commercial or non — commercial marketing services. The BFA degree, building on the solid foundation in visual expression of the first two years, develops students' abilities to frame, research and solve increasingly complex visual communication problems. Students develop a professional portfolio that represents their talents and prepares them for employment upon graduation as art directors, graphic designers, illustrators and web designers. They are also qualified to apply for masters programs in related communication design fields. COMD faculty and students benefit from a diverse mix of professional backgrounds and experiences. The COMD department is uniquely positioned to offer a rigorous and reflective college education to prepare graduates for life-long learning.