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2024-2025 Academic Catalog 
2024-2025 Academic Catalog

Visual Communication Graphic Design, AAB

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Students for a variety of positions utilizing computer graphics and imaging skills. Graduates are prepared to produce public relations materials including print, video and electronic media.

Graduates may transfer as juniors to complete a bachelor’s degree in visual communications.

Career Outlook

Opportunities within this field are expected to grow due to the emphasis on visual appeal in product design, advertising, marketing, web design and television. Willingness to relocate, however, may be an important factor since many of the opportunities will be in larger metropolitan areas.

Program Learning Outcomes

Learners will be able to:

  1. Produce, analyze, and evaluate photos and video taken under various conditions.
  2. Analyze, edit, and prepare photos for various uses.
  3. Apply knowledge of graphics and drawing skills to create a product.
  4. Manipulate software programs to create and enhance graphics, web pages, and print layouts.
  5. Plan, prepare, and produce a multimedia project.

Total Credits: 15

Second Semester

Total Credits: 15-16

Third Semester

Total Credits: 15-16

Total Credits: 15

Total Program Credit Hours 60-61

* See Northwest State General Education Requirements  for a list of Natural Science and Social Behavioral Science Electives.

^ Program Electives: BUS 221 , ENG 217 , MGT 221 , VCT 210 , VCT 289  

+ Students must attain a 2.00 grade point average in these technical courses to graduate.

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