Visual Communication Design

One of WOU’s most popular programs, the Visual Communications Design major is part of the Art department. Students learn to use images and text as tools to share messages and meaning in effective communication. You will master practical design skills that are in high demand in a huge range of industries and settings. In the end, you’ll have experience at designing websites, print materials, digital apps, videos, animation and much more!

I’m also a minor!

credits required for the Visual Communication Design major

students enrolled in the Visual Communications Design program

students per class on average in the Visual Communication Design program


of students are assigned multiple advisers devoted to guiding them through their four years at WOU

Learning outcomes

  • Apply design elements and principals in the work for self-expression and communication
  • Develop and engage in written and verbal communication skills to articulate one’s own artistic intentions and to evaluate the art of other artists
  • Develop technical abilities and a disciplined work ethic within the studio media that incorporates exploration and risk-taking into the process of transforming thought to form

Career opportunities

  • Graphic designer
  • Exhibition design
  • Public relations/advertising
  • Information design
  • Art director

Visual Communication Design minor

Gain a solid foundation in beginning design, drawing, digital art, typography and photography, among others. If you have your eye on a career that requires an eye for style or the ability to create graphic design elements, a minor in VCD should be on your short list.

credits required for the Visual Communication Design minor



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