Design and Visual Communications

Design & Visual Communications students’ training begins with a basic foundation in visual communications. Areas of concentration include drawing with various media, color theory, painting, two and three-dimensional design, photography, digital art and desktop publishing. Skills are taught and practiced manually with paper and pencil, as well as computer-aided design and software competency. Emphasis is placed on conceptualizing ideas and translating them into electronic and digital imaging using industry related software. Weekly portfolio projects are a major part of the curriculum.

Career Opportunities (Entry Level):

  • Graphic Design Assistant
  • Web Design Assistant
  • Freelance Photographer

With Experience or Advanced Training:

  • Photojournalist
  • Textile Designer
  • Portrait Artist

Related Fields/Occupations:

  • Game Designer
  • Character Animator
  • Advertising Agency Owner

Design and Visual Communications Staff

Joann Murphy

Lead Design and Visual Communications Instructor


Joanne Wayland

Design and Visual Communications Instructor