Philadelphia University and Thomas Jefferson University have combined as of July 1, 2017, to form the new Jefferson, a comprehensive national university focused on the professional education. The M.S. in Surface Imaging program remains as active and significant as before and now is a part of Thomas Jefferson University.
The Surface Imaging program at Jefferson is now accepting new degree candidates for 2018-2019, starting May 2018. The program is a unique graduate program utilizing a variety of state-of-the-art digital printing technologies at the Center for Excellence in Surface Imaging.By applying painting, drawing, photography and printmaking to advanced design studios and printing practices, students will produce complex, unique and relevant surface-image projects. Throughout the course work, the center provides complete access and understanding of advanced digital printing technologies including direct printing (UV, Latex, Eco solvent and Textile dyes) and fabrication printing including additive material deposition (enhanced 3D printing) and subtraction printing (laser printing).
The curriculum includes courses in surface imaging design, printing technology and material and polymer science, as well as entrepreneurship and business plan creation, to integrate design, applied engineering and business for the growing digital printing industry.
Students in the program will gain professional experience through research-based projects with industry partners that stress critical thinking and problem-solving skills through teamwork and collaboration. They will gain extensive experience working on interdisciplinary projects using advanced technology and design solutions. Students also will have access to the Center for Excellence in Surface Imaging, which has been supported by international imaging industries, including printer manufacturers, ink formulators and software developers. For the highlights of the program activities, please visit MSSI Program Highlights.
This accelerated one-year program will start in summer semester (middle of May) 2018 and successful students can graduate the following summer semester ( middle of August) 2019.
For more information, please go to www.philau.edu/mssurfaceimaging and program information sheet or to learn more about the union of Philadelphia University and Thomas Jefferson University, please watch this video.