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        Schools With Visual Communication Programs

        Our schools offer specialized associate and bachelor degrees in visual communication.

        Atlanta, GA
        AIU Atlanta
        Associate in Visual Communications, Bachelor in Visual Communications
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        AIU Houston
        Associate in Visual Communications, Bachelor in Visual Communications
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        AIU Online Degree Programs
        Associate in Visual Communications, Bachelor in Visual Communications
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        Associate in Visual Communications, Bachelor in Visual Communications
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        Program Focus

        Our degree programs in visual communication are structured to produce graduates with the technical skills necessary to pursue opportunities in commercial design. Critical thinking and research skills are also emphasized.

        Course topics include:

        • Drawing and illustration
        • Typography
        • Photography
        • Digital media and illustration
        • Principles of web design

        Student Life

        Students in the visual communication program train on industry-standard equipment, and benefit from the perspective of instructors with real-world professional experience. Internship opportunities and professional portfolio development are also an important part of many programs.

        All of our schools have dedicated Career Services departments that aim to help design students identify, clarify, and pursue their academic and professional goals.

        Finally, our schools’ Alumni Associations offer additional opportunities for students and graduates to make important connections—professional and personal.

        Field of Interest

        Illustration
        Illustration provides graphics, diagrams, and artistic embellishments for packaging, news media, and more.

        • Key Traits: Drawing skills, problem-solving skills, technical proficiency
        • Education Required: Associate degree or bachelor degree.
        • Where Illustration is Needed: Web design agencies, marketing and advertising agencies, print publishers and publications, design firms.

        Projected Growth Through 2018**:
        2,100 new jobs, or 9% growth rate nation-widei

        **All job growth figures are estimates and are based on national projections for “illustrators, sculptors, and fine artists”. Local markets will vary.

        Careered.com does not guarantee employment or salary.

        i Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2010-11 Edition, Artists and Related Workers, on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/ohttco/ocos092.htm (visited December 20, 2010).

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