ART201 Design Software and Process
ART320 Visual Communications I
ART321 Visual Communications II
ART420 Visual Communications III
ART421 Visual Communications IV
ART488 Capstone: Visual Communications
A Bachelor of Fine Arts: Visual Communications (sometimes known as commercial art or graphic design) allows you to apply your creative abilities towards a career in advertising, publishing, corporate in-house design, and the ever growing new media design market. It demands you possess the skills, outlook, and sensitivity of a fine artist, the technical knowledge of a computer science major, and the market savvy of a marketing major.
Learn a wide range of skills
At Truman, you will explore your creative side by undertaking projects in corporate identity, using:
In the process, you'll also become proficient with sketching, pencil and marker comps, traditional illustration methods and production art. By graduation, you'll be able to execute conceptually-creative visual solutions, regardless of the media, for a broad range of visual communication problems.
Use professional grade facilities & software
You'll use two dedicated computer labs equipped with Macintosh computers, scanners, graphic tablets, b/w and color laser printers, and large format inkjet printers - as well as a more traditional media studio for ink, dry media and gouache watercolor illustration techniques. You'll also become intimately familiar with the Adobe Creatives Suite of professional-grade software in your courses, including Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator, Acrobat Pro, Flash, Dreamweaver, Fireworks, Premier, and AfterEffects.
Preparing for Lives That Matter
With a degree from Truman, you'll be in high demand for a variety of jobs in the workforce. Our students have gone to employment in places such as:
Student Work Gallery
From January 27 – February 20, 2015 the University Art Gallery (OP 1114) will feature two new exhibitions: in the main gallery will be Middle Earth: Midwest Regional Ceramics Invitational, co-organized by Prof. Aaron Fine (Studio Art/University Art Gallery Director) and Prof. Wynne Wilbur (Studio Art: Ceramics). in the side gallery will be Robert Mertens: Nothing from…Read more Gallery opening, new exhibitions
Photo Credit: Tim Barcus, Campus Photographer Welcome back, students, staff, and faculty, for the Spring 2015 semester which starts on Monday, January 12. Good luck with the semester to come! Please check back here often for news about great things going on in the Art Department!