Visual Communications Major
Visual Communications class blogs
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:
- Print media design (posers, ads, books, brochures, magazines, etc.)
- Advertising design
- Web design
- Package design
- Motion graphic design
- Typography design - layout and letterform
- Multimedia presentations
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:
- Dreamworks Animation
- Innova Marketing
- Elsevier Publishing
- Discovery Communications
- University of Missouri-Columbia
- Drupal Project
Student Work Gallery
3 July 2015 | 8:00 am
The Art Department blog will be taking a break until later in August when classes resume. Please return again then to find out about more great and exciting things going on in our department and on our campus.
26 June 2015 | 8:00 am
Senior Charles Cantrell (Studio: Printmaking) shared this great information about a recent trip related to historic printmaking in Missouri: “This past Fall semester, Professor Jim Jereb and I went to the Deustcheim State Historic Site in Hermann, Missouri where the Museum maintains houses and areas that have survived through the years and are used to…Read more Printmaking Trip!