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See Yourself Succeed with a Degree In Visual Communication

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Award-winning Work

You will enter competitions and showcases to display your skills and potentially win awards. Students have won national and international competitions and earned awards from Adobe Achievement Awards, The One Show, American Advertising Federation and Graphis, among others.

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Creative Spaces

Our diverse and collaborative spaces offer multiple creative student outlets including state of the art computer labs, access to hi-end video equipment and alternative makers space equipment.

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Senior Exit Show

Upon graduation, you will participate in the Senior Exit Show, where your work will be displayed for professionals and alumni to view. In the past, students have received multiple job offers during the event.

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Career Readiness

Distinguished faculty and design professionals guide your development to help you acquire expertise, versatility and the experience needed to thrive in a complex and rapidly changing world.

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Explore Our Programs

Visual Communication (BFA) Art Direction Emphasis

The concentration in Art Direction prepares students for professional positions as creative team leaders who target specific market audiences and produce client branding, single ads or campaigns in print, broadcast and interactive media. Courses in art direction and advertising emphasize the development of concepts from infancy through the finished product. The Art Direction student gains proficiency in creating headlines, copy, layout and storyboarding. All visual communication courses above the sophomore level are taught at A&M-Commerce in Dallas.

Visual Communication (BFA) New Media Emphasis

The concentration in New Media pairs creative thinking and refined design skills with computer-based multimedia and motion design. Students study a variety of media including motion graphics, animation, video, gaming concepts, interactive web, and mobile apps to become innovative multimedia designers. A broad understanding of software applications and the concepts underlying them give students the capacity to stay current in this evolving field of Visual Communication. All visual communication courses above the sophomore level are taught at A&M-Commerce in Dallas.

Art (MFA) Visual Communication Emphasis

The advanced degree with an emphasis in visual communication centers on meeting the needs of practicing professionals in the expanding field of visual communication who aspire to achieve a higher level of proficiency in creative innovation, design professional practice and design leadership. The program explores creative process innovation; design professional practice leadership, strategy, process and product; and creative marketing promotion grounded in a social and business perspective. Courses for this degree are taught at A&M-Commerce in Dallas.

Award-winning work

Our students consistently produce award-winning work in every category. Are you ready to join them?

2022 Indigo Awards

Lil Critters Multi-vitamins

by Esla Garcia

2022 Indigo Awards

Nintendo animation

by Paloma Rodriguez

2022 Indigo Awards

Cronus

By Esla Garciarnrn

2022 GDUSA Packaging Design Awards

Pacific Foods Soup Packaging

By Taylor Jonesrnrn

2022 Dallas Addys

Food Desert

by Tyler Bever, Lauren Eudaley, Hannah Jefferies, and Dakota Rose

2022 Graphis New Talent Annual

American Psycho Book Cover

By Andrew Hensley

2022 Dallas Addys

Perot Museum of Nature and Science Print Campaign

By Andrew Hensley, Quinncy Crowell, and Taylor Stube

2022 Graphis New Talent Annual

Lea & Perrins Worcestershire

By Prajoo Shrestha

2022 Graphis New Talent Annual

The Taming Poster

By Karen Blocherrnrn

A pig looking person in a fancy plane.

2022 Graphis New Talent Annual

Meatable Campaign

By Hannah Escobedo

2022 Graphis New Talent Annual

Piano Guild Screenprint Poster

By Bayleigh Akers

2022 Graphis New Talent Annual

Physical Floral Alphabet

By Jonathon Petersenrnrn

PRACTICAL APPLICATIONS

A degree in visual communication will offer you the opportunity to:

  • Focus on an applied conceptual skill set and develop conceptual thinking, visual problem-solving and an understanding of the creative process.
  • Learn to be a creative team leader and target specific market audiences to produce client branding, single ads, and campaigns in the form of print, broadcast, and interactive media.
  • Gain proficiency in creating headlines, copy, layout and storyboarding by partnering with designers, and illustrators.
  • Work on client-driven projects such as packaging, paper systems and visual branding development.
  • Pair creative thinking and refined design skills with computer-based multimedia and motion design. Study how to create motion graphics, modeling, animation, video, gaming concepts, and interactive web and mobile apps.
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Student smiling around many computers.
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What You Will Learn

Once you complete your foundation courses, you'll travel to A&M-Commerce at Dallas for all visual communication courses above the sophomore level. You’ll experience a state-of-the-art facility centered in one of the nation’s most vibrant cities. Shuttle service between the main campus and Dallas provides convenience and flexibility.

Courses to Prepare You for Your Career

  • Foundation courses include Introduction to Visual Communications, Drawing, Two- and Three-Dimensional Design, Color Theory, and Basic Photography
  • Core courses include Typography, Art Direction, Electronic Media and Methods, and Design Communications

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  • 8750 N Central Expy.
  • Dallas, TX 75231

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