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The intention and emphasis of the visual communication design degree program is the preparation of students for the graphic design and illustration professions. Specifically our program develops technical proficiency and design expertise in the organization of imagery and typography to communicate information in both the two-dimensional and three-dimensional form. Our students produce work for print, video, screen displays and interactive experiences, as well as package design, exhibition design and environmental wayfinding. There are many study abroad/away opportunities. For more information contact the Office of Global Education or CCI's Coordinator of International Programs.
Graphic Designers held about 259,500 jobs in 2012. Most worked in specialized design services, publishing, advertising public relations and related services. In 2012, about 24% were self employed. Some designers do freelance work—full time or part time—in addition to holding a salaried job in design or another occupation.
Many graphic designers hold positions in interactive design and user experience, which is yet to be accurately tracked by the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
The Bachelor of Arts
The university affirmatively strives to provide educational opportunities and access to students with varied backgrounds, those with special talents and adult students who graduated from high school three or more years ago. For more information on admissions, visit the admissions website for new freshmen.
For more information about admission criteria for transfer, transitioning and former students, please visit the admissions website.
The director of the School of Visual Communication Design may impose additional requirements considered reasonable and necessary. Each transfer student will be evaluated individually in terms of his or her ability to perform within the program. A transfer applicant’s strengths and deficiencies will be considered and his or her transfer credits will reflect that consideration.
Students must receive a minimum B- (2.700) in VCD 13001 before enrolling in VCD 23001. VCD 13001 may be taken a maximum three times until a minimum B- grade is achieved.
The Bachelor of Arts
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Graduates of this program will be able to:
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