What to expect
Students considering this area of emphasis should have a creative mind and an interest in design, typography, colour and corporate identity/branding.
The Visual Communications area of emphasis will give you the skills you need to be a professional graphic designer. You will learn how to create high-quality, eye-catching products by applying advanced design principles. Courses will focus on two core software tools that will help you accomplish this goal: Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator.
Supplemental courses will teach you the practical and theoretical sides of visual design, such as colour theory, typographic history and the art of telling a story using characters and images. To round out the program, you will also take time developing a portfolio and learning the business side of this industry.
As a graduate, you will understand how to translate ideas into a finished product that clearly and creatively delivers a message.
Common jobs for Visual Communications grads are
- Media Designer
- Graphic Designer
- Commercial Designer
- Print Operator
- Creative Director
- Package Designer
- Advertiser/Branding Specialist
- Front-End Web Designer
- UI/UX Designer