Profiles of Visual Communications Programs & Schools

Wisconsin Visual Communication

Visual communications artists use graphic design, digital imaging, computer graphics, photography, sketches, software programs, and other tools to convey messages and defined ideas. While advertising and publication design are two of the biggest fields for visual communications artists, they are also growing in demand in the interior design industry, industrial design, and software design. So in addition to advertising agencies and publishing companies (books, magazines, newspapers), visual communications artists can find employment at technology firms, interior design firms, and industrial design companies.

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Texas

The main goal of a visual communications artist is to creatively convey messages and defined ideas. They accomplish this goal by using elements of graphic design, illustration, photography, multimedia, painting, and more to create visual materials that entertain, sell, or inform. Visual communications artists create visual materials for creative agencies, industrial and interior design firms, book and magazine publishers, museums, and more.

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Degrees Offered: B. A., B. F. A. Studio Art with Concentration in Digital Art; B. F. A. Visual Communication Design

Tuition Information:  Undergraduate residents $7,372, nonresidents $18,117 for the 2012 – 2013 school year.

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Visual communications artists use everything from drawing to graphic design to convey defined ideas and messages. They may also use illustration, photography, multimedia, painting, and other art forms to create materials for a variety of industries to deliver specific messages to the public on behalf of clients. Just a few include common clients include advertising agencies, industrial design firms, interior designers, book and magazine publishers, museums, art galleries, graphic design companies, and film studios.

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Viterbo University

Degrees Offered: B. F. A. Studio Art with Concentration in Graphic Arts and New Media, B. S. Communication Studies with Visual Communication Focus

Tuition Information:  Undergraduate $22,080 for the 2012 – 2013 school year.  Tuition does not include fees of $590 per year.

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Utah

Visual communications artists use multiple art forms to convey messages and defined ideas. These talented individuals use illustration, graphic design, photography, multimedia, and drawing, painting and other elements of fine art to create materials for a variety of industries. Just a few include advertising, industrial design, interior design, book and magazine publishers,  museums, and more.

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Washington

Visual communications artists are a versatile bunch. They work in industries such as film and video, advertising, radio and television broadcasting, education, and even aerospace products and parts manufacturing! These unique individuals communicate ideas through the use of graphic design, illustration, digital art, and more. They create posters and packaging, as well as designs for print publications, productions, and more. Visual communications artists possess a very special skill set, which is only one reason why the demand for VCAs is at an all-time high in so many different industries.

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University of Washington

Degrees Offered: Bachelor of Design (B. D.) Interaction Design, Visual Communication Design; Master of Design (M. Des.) Interaction Design, Visual Communication Design; Ph. D. Digital Arts and Experimental Media

Tuition Information:  Undergraduate residents $10,740, nonresidents $27,561; graduate residents $11,709, nonresidents $24,069 for the 2012 – 2013 school year.  Tuition does not include undergraduate resident fees of $1,623, undergraduate nonresident fees of $2,355, graduate resident fees of $1,191 or graduate nonresident fees of $1,701 per year.

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Trinity Lutheran College

Degrees Offered: B. A. Visual Communications

Tuition Information: Undergraduate $23,400 for the 2012 – 2013 school year.

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Seattle Pacific University

Degrees Offered: B. A. Art with Emphasis in Illustration/New Pictures; B. A. Visual Communication Design

Tuition Information:  Undergraduate $31,701 for the 2012 – 2013 school year.

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