Digital Art and Design Program

Digital art is everywhere – from the T-shirt logos we see on our favorite stores to the captivating videos and ads that grace our phones and social media platforms. It's an incredibly dynamic and growing field.

Synergy Magnet’s Digital Art and Design program trains students to meet the needs of 21st century business/career demands. These skill sets empower our students to compete in all emerging global markets and careers. Our St Lucie county middle school and our St Lucie county high school are also rated as top private schools in St Lucie county. Click here to schedule a tour today.

Graphic Design

Graphic Design uses creative and technical skills to communicate a message. The field uses many of the same principles as traditional art, including line, tone, composition and color. But the difference is that instead of paint and pencils, this type of visual art combines photography, image manipulation and digital drawing tablets.

You’ll find these graphic design skills in demand across a wide range of industries, from marketing and social media to theatrical production and online publishing. This is a great option for students who are looking to pursue a more business-oriented degree. This track allows you to build a portfolio that will showcase your creativity, communication and visual presentation skills.

Creating a brand requires an array of assets, from the logos and branding guides that adorn your website to the posters and flyers you create for your business. Students in this degree program will take a more strategic approach to their course selection, focusing on the “why” of design rather than the “how.” Students with a greater understanding of the business aspects of their field are suited to this degree.

While the majority of your time will be spent in the studio, you’ll also spend much of your time learning about the broader scope of the arts in general. This will give you a more holistic perspective on your work, and help you develop critical thinking and refined craftsmanship.

This degree will prepare you for a number of artistic careers, from graphic design to illustration to digital photo and video, animation and even game design. Many of these positions require knowledge of information technology and new media, and some require you to manage teams of designers or lead marketing efforts for companies. Students in this degree can expect to be qualified for a wide range of jobs and will have the option to pursue 4-year transfer opportunities. International F-1 students will be able to apply for a 24-month STEM OPT extension immediately upon graduation. The program also provides the opportunity to connect with contemporary artists, designers and professionals in the field. This can provide a unique insight into the rapidly changing landscape of new media and the impact that it has on our world.


Illustration is an art form that involves drawing or painting to create an image with a specific message. It’s often paired with text and can explain the context of a certain piece of writing or add visual appeal to a magazine article or book cover. It’s also used in video games, animations and films. Illustrations can be created by hand or on a computer and may include a wide variety of styles.

Like fine art, illustration has a history dating back to prehistoric cave paintings. However, it wasn’t until the invention of the printing press in the 15th century that publishing became much more widespread. At that point, illustrations started to become more commonplace because of the ability to reproduce publications and share ideas at a lower price.

One of the most popular uses for illustration today is in marketing. Using imagery that reflects the brand or company’s personality and ethos is an effective way to connect with people and encourage engagement. As a result, it’s no surprise that illustration is a highly sought after skill.

While a formal education isn’t necessary for becoming an illustrator, it is a good idea to receive some sort of training before entering the field. Some people opt to complete a post secondary certificate or bachelor degree in fine arts to learn technical skills such as drawing, painting and how to use graphic software and animation programs.

In the digital world, where so many things feel impersonal and impersonal, the use of illustration can add a human touch to websites and apps. For example, some apps and websites will use illustrations of icons, error pages and login pages to make them feel friendlier and more inviting.

For students interested in pursuing an illustration career, the Digital Art and Design program provides access to state-of-the-art hardware, as well as a variety of 2-D and 3-D graphic design software applications. The program focuses on combining technology and artistic expression to create compelling visual experiences that inform, educate, inspire, engage, motivate and entertain.


The world of digital arts combines creative expression with the leveraging of technology to produce captivating visual experiences. From the T-shirts you wear, to Times Square billboards, the packaging on your groceries and the captivating videos and commercials that appear in your social media feed, digital artists have a major impact on our everyday lives. This field is a combination of fine art principles, design thinking, storytelling and technical design skills.

Hopefuls who wish to enter the digital art industry often attend a digital art trade school or four-year college program, and build a portfolio that showcases their work. They learn to use powerful hardware and a variety of professional digital design software programs.

As a digital artist, you’ll have to be able to understand the business side of your profession as well as have an in-depth understanding of industry software and design concepts. You’ll also have to be able to communicate with clients and meet their expectations, as well as stay up to date on the latest technology trends.

Your educational experience will provide you with a rich foundation in computer animation and digital arts production through diverse courses and collaborations that hone your creative, design and technical talents. You’ll be able to explore your creativity in our state-of-the-art classrooms and art media labs, which are among the most advanced in the metropolitan area.

Upon graduation, you’ll have the ability to define, plan and execute individual and collaborative digital art and new media research projects. This will include brainstorming, collaborative idea formalization and project planning, iterative development and refinement, and team coordination and communication. You’ll also be able to analyze and critique your own work as well as the work of others in a productive manner.

Digital art and design graduates are in high demand for their creative and technical skills, and have a wide range of career options available to them. Graduates can find work in graphic design, film, video production, animation and more. Full Sail’s Animator graduates, for example, can be found creating visual effects on movies and TV shows like The Walking Dead, as well as working with popular music performers to create 3D and 2D animated content.

Visual Entertainment Arts

From T-shirt brands to Times Square billboards, digital artists shape the look of our world. Our Visual Entertainment Arts program provides the skills, knowledge and experience you need to start a career in animation, video production, 3D modeling/animation, VFX (visual effects), game art and more.

The curriculum is built around a first-year foundation course that establishes principles of artistic concepts while building a portfolio of critiqued work. From there, you'll explore one or more of our majors and choose the specific skillset you want to focus on.

Students in the Graphic Design, Interactive Design/Game Art and Animation programs receive industry-level training in a wide range of digital tools and applications, including Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop and InDesign. These powerful software products are used to create 2D and 3D graphics, images and illustrations for use in advertising, digital photo/video and gaming.

In the Video and Film Production degree, you'll learn to use professional-grade software for editing, compositing, lighting, sound design and visual FX. You'll also get hands-on training in the field, including real-world projects and internships.

During your studies, you'll have access to one of the most well-equipped and advanced art media labs in the region. This includes state-of-the-art hardware for 2-D, 3-D and graphics software applications, as well as motion capture and gaming technologies.

Full Sail graduates like Brett Novak use their degrees to work in the music industry, creating visual effects for music videos for artists such as Beyonce and Lady Gaga. Meanwhile, graduate Culley Bunker works on visual effects for Hollywood blockbusters as the Founder and Lead Visual Effects Artist.

With an interdisciplinary degree, you'll be prepared to thrive in creative, fast-paced work environments. You'll be ready to collaborate with team members from a diverse background and work in an ever-changing world where art and technology intersect.

Digital art is everywhere – from the T-shirt logos we see on our favorite stores to the captivating videos and ads that grace our phones and social media platforms. It's an incredibly dynamic and growing field. Synergy Magnet’s Digital Art and Design program trains students to meet the needs of 21st century business/career demands. These…