Visual Media Design
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Welcome! Visual Media Design, formerly Graphic Communications and Multimedia Studies, offers courses in graphic design, digital media production skills for web and print, digital illustration, animation and gaming. We are a Career and Technical Education (CTE) program and work with students ranging from first-time Mac users to seasoned professionals looking to pick up specific skills. As a department, we value creative thinking, collaboration, and social responsibility which we weave through our courses at all levels.
We offer a program of study in the following areas:
We offer both an Associate of Arts in Graphic Design and a Graphic Design Emphasis certificate program. Our AA degree prepares students for further study at a 4-year institution. The certificate series works well for students who have a degree already and want to work as a visual designer for web and/or print. Professionals with strong technical skills but lack design skills would also follow the certificate path. For more detailed information, visit Degrees and Certificates.
Students who are interested in some visual design training but want to emphasize technical skills for web and/or print production would follow this certificate path. Students can tailor their program of study through electives to concentrate on specific areas of technical expertise. For more detailed information, visit Degrees and Certificates.
Combing study of both traditional illustration and art with digital tools and techniques, this certificate program prepares students to work as freelance or on-staff illustrators for both screen and print. For more detailed information, visit Degrees and Certificates.
This course of study provides students with a foundation for entry-level positions in digital animation and gaming by combining the study of animation and art with the tools and techniques of digital animation. For more detailed information, visit Degrees and Certificates.
Emphasizing current technical processes and techniques in web front-end production, this certificate path prepares students for entry-level work in web development. For more detailed information, visit Degrees and Certificates.
We offer a selection of courses in letterpress printing, book arts, and other specialty courses. Please see Course Descriptions for more information on these courses.