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
Prof. Matt Derezinski (Visual Communications) let us know about a lot of the great things he’s been up to this year: 35 exhibits, 13 awards and 3 publications. Over the summer, he photographed the Boy Scouts of America Heart of America Council, the first ever “Scouting 500″ that took…Read more Prof. Derezinski’s photography and other work Read More →
Blog readers will know that the Hunter/Gatherer exhibition, currently up in the University Art Gallery, has a significant public-outreach component. As part of that, the Gallery is engaged in lots of interdisciplinary collaboration! Monday, October 27, 4:30 p.m.: the Gallery and the Office of the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs will co-host the…Read more Interdisciplinary Collaboration in the Gallery! Read More →