Jefferson (Philadelphia University + Thomas Jefferson University)

Kanbar College of Design, Engineering and Commerce

Master of Science in Surface Imaging


4201 Henry Avenue

Philadelphia, PA 19144-5497

United States



Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Master of Science in Surface Imaging

Format: Campus

Program Description:

The one-of-a-kind M.S. in Surface Imaging program offers a unique graduate design education by viewing anything and everything as the canvas through the utilization of a variety of printing technologies. You will have the opportunity to develop designs for various forms and explore direct surface imaging on diverse porous and non-porous substrates.  You will be able to bring your creativity to life applying design skills to fabrication printing, including additive material deposition and subtraction printing technologies (enhanced 3D surface and laser printing) – allowing you to produce anything you can imagine. Design skills and creativity are enhanced with thorough knowledge and experience with printing technology, applied engineering and an understanding of innovative business systems.

You will gain professional experience while in the program, through research based real-world projects with industry partners that stress critical thinking and problem solving skills through teamwork and collaboration.  You will learn from expert faculty in state-of-the-art facilities, like the Center for Excellence of Surface Imaging, which has been supported by international imaging industries, including printer manufactures, ink formulators and software developers.

As part of your coursework, you will have extensive experience working on interdisciplinary projects using advanced technology and design solutions. Upon graduation, you will be prepared to be a leader in the growing imaging industry which includes graphic, architectural, interior, textile, fashion apparel and home industries, as well as all facets in the global imaging industry.


Jefferson University is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education.

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: Yes

International Financial Aid: Yes

# of Credits Required: 33-42

Classification: Master's College or University I

Loans Offered: Loans are available to students enrolled for at least five credit hours per semester. You may borrow up to $18,500 per academic year. The total amount outstanding that you may borrow for is $65,500.

Locale: Large City

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