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About the School of Visual Communication Design | Kent State University

The School of Visual Communication Design at Kent State University offers a full Type High Press lab, for students to explore letterpress design and printing.
Illustration is one area of concentration in the School of Visual Communication Design at Kent State University.
Students in an fully equipped computer lab for courses in interaction and motion graphic design.


AS DESIGN EDUCATORS, WE VALUE INNOVATIVE THINKING IN CONCEPT DEVELOPMENT, DESIGN PROCESSES AND SOLUTIONS, COMMUNICATION STRATEGIES AND EMERGING TECHNOLOGIES.


Our Vision and Programs

The primary mission of the School of Visual Communication Design is to provide a comprehensive and superior professional education in the study and practice of visual communication design that complements university studies in the liberal arts, humanities and sciences. Uniquely positioned within the College of Communication and Information, the curriculum encourages cross-disciplinary studies to meet the challenges of an evolving marketplace.

The School of Visual Communication Design at Kent State is a NASAD accredited program and is nationally recognized for outstanding quality in design education, with emphases in visual design, illustration and photo-illustration. The school provides a comprehensive professional preparation, the development of conceptual and aesthetic skills, knowledge of design history and tradition as a basis for individual style, and the transformation of theory into practice through professional example and experience.


The School of Visual Communication Design offers the following degrees:

  • B.A. in Visual Communication Design

  • B.F.A. in Visual Communication Design

  • B.S. in Photo-Illustration

  • M.A. In Visual Communication Design

  • M.F.A. in Visual Communication Design

 

Our Programs

Visual Communication Design at Kent State University is nationally recognized for outstanding quality in design education, with emphases in visual design, illustration and photo-illustration. The school provides a comprehensive professional preparation, the development of conceptual and aesthetic skills, knowledge of design history and tradition as a basis for individual style, and the transformation of theory into practice through professional example and experience.

 

Accreditation

The School is accredited by NASAD, an achievement that is gained only through a rigorous review process of accreditation. The program is nationally recognized for outstanding quality in design education and is a recipient of the Ohio Board of Regents' prestigious Academic Challenges Grant.

 
Degree Programs

Undergraduate
Undergraduate Course Catalog for the College of Communication and Information


Graduate
Graduate Course Catalog for the College of Communication and Information
Graduate Program Viewbook



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