Visual Communications

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
  • Marketer
  • Front-End Web Designer
  • UI/UX Designer
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