Visual Communications Degrees

Visual communication is a fairly broad degree that combines both technical skills along with creativity. This degree involves learning skills in the following areas: graphic design, web design, and multimedia presentations. Learning how to use programs such as Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator to create logos and web pages will likely be part of a visual communication program. Visual communication can also involve creating animated images for software programs or cartoons.

Visual communication degree programs are sometimes housed in the technology departments of a college or university. But oftentimes these programs are under the communication school umbrella due to the high emphasis on understanding your audience and how to communicate a visual message to them.


Below are some typical concepts covered in courses for a visual communication degree program.

  • Business application of design elements including: composition, style, and layout.
  • Analyzing the use of color and textures.
  • Creating and enhancing graphic images
  • Correcting and restoring photographs
  • Using Web authorizing tools
  • Basic HTML programming (to design websites)


The Visual Communication Certificate is an undergraduate certificate for individuals enrolled in a bachelorís of information technology program who want to expand their knowledge using visual communication software tools.

In this certificate program, students will learn how to use graphic design and technology tools to create messages that are meaningful to audiences and organizations.

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