What degree programs does the school offer? Is there a full major in communication design?
What percentage of the curriculum is devoted to communication design? To general studies?
How early in the curriculum do students begin study in communication design coursework?
Does the curriculum reflect emerging areas of professional practice that are likely areas for employment?
Are internship opportunities available for communication design majors? Do students receive credit for these experiences and does the school facilitate placement and monitor progress?
What is the typical employment profile of graduates of the program? Where and for whom do they work?
What is the success of alumni in gaining access to graduate study?
How many faculty are dedicated to instruction in communication design?
Who are the faculty and what are their professional qualifications to teach these courses?
What is the relationship of full-time to part-time faculty? How are part-time faculty informed about the curriculum and do they participate in advising?
What is the student-to-faculty ratio in communication design?
What studio facilities are provided and how many hours do students have access to them?
What labs support communication design instruction?
How are lab fees determined and what do they support?
What library resources support communication design majors?
Describe the computer resources that support study in communication design? How many access hours are available outside of class?
Is purchase of a laptop required/recommended, and if so, what resources of the school support privately owned equipment? (Students qualify for higher financial aid packages if computers are required, rather than recommended).
What peripherals (printers, scanners, video and sound equipment, digital cameras) are available for student use?
How are labs maintained and are there dedicated personnel for this purpose?
Does the school have a technology plan that addresses the ongoing upgrade and purchase of equipment?