It is the program’s mission to provide the Visual Communications industry with graduates possessing the necessary attitudes, skills and knowledge to be effective contributors to the advancement of the graphic and digital arts.
The world has reached a point where the creation, acquisition and dispersal of information have become almost entirely dependent on electronic technology. Whether the delivery method is in print, video or over the web, facts, news and stories can reach a potential audience of millions unrestricted by the traditional boundaries of time, geography or expense. The focus of the Visual Communications program is on the creative elements of technology. Three major areas are addressed: Print, Video, and Interactive Media (web and multimedia). Although each area of study is different in its delivery, they incorporate skills that are common to all. The curriculum, in its purpose and delivery, is geared towards training students to enter the professional industry. A lab fee is required for each VC or CS course unless otherwise indicated in the course descriptions.
Program Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs):
Upon successful completion of the AS in Visual Communications program, students will be able to:
- Enter digital publishing, Internet, web media design and video production industries.
- Apply the visual elements of line, shape, value, color, texture, typography and space in the creation of visual products.
- Create materials using desktop publishing applications for print.
- Plan, record and edit video productions.
- Produce and edit photographic and scanned images.
- Work effectively as a team member to achieve creative decisions.
- Work with customers and clients of visual production companies to develop visual advertising and public information products and programs.