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Website Ranks Kent State School as Best in Class

Posted Feb. 14, 2011
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The School of Visual Communication and Design
prepares tomorrows visual artists.

Kent State University’s School of Visual Communication Design was recently featured as a “Top-Ranked Communication Design School” by the popular “how-to” website .

The website is an online community that provides visitors with the ability to research, share and discuss solutions and tips for completing day-to-day tasks and projects. The website combines the knowledge of certified experts with the practical knowledge of everyday people.

In addition to the School of Visual Communication and Design, listed Carnegie Mellon University, Virginia Commonwealth University and Pratt Institute as leading communication design schools.

The School of Visual Communication and Design is Kent State’s fourth largest major and provides students with professional preparation, development of conceptual and aesthetic skills, a knowledge of design history, basis for individual style and the transformation of theory into practice. The school is home to Glyphix, an award-winning student-staffed design studio. The studio provides a professional atmosphere, both in philosophy and physical space, where exceptional student designers develop creative solutions for real-world design projects.

The school is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design, an achievement that is achieved only through a rigorous review process of accreditation. It is also recognized as a Center of Excellence among Ohio universities by the Ohio Board of Regents.

For more information on the School of Visual Communication Design, visit or call 330-672-7856.

To see’s complete list of “Top-ranked Communications Design Schools,” visit