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
The Art Department has a variety of great and active student clubs, many of which are already up and running for the academic year. A full listing of clubs in the Department can be found here. Here are more details about a few of the clubs which are already doing cool things: Art History Society: contact…Read more Student clubs up and running! Read More
Dr. Catherine Schmidt Patterson (Conservation Institute, The Getty) will return to campus to give two talks this week. “Science of Art–Art of Science: Conservation Science and Fourteenth-Century Florentine Painting Practice” Thursday, September 25, 7:00 p.m., OP 2210 (Hosted by the Art History Society) “More from Less: Scientific Techniques for the Study of Museum Objects” …Read more Getty scientist and alumna to present about art conservation Read More