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
Tonight (Wednesday, November 12), the University Art Gallery will host a reception immediately following the opening night performance of the Department of Theatre’s production of The Drowsy Chaperone. We hope to see you at the play and the reception!
One of the artists in the Hunter/Gatherer exhibition in the University Art Gallery will be visiting campus this week. Photographer Margaret LeJeune (Peoria, Illinois) will be here on Thursday, November 13 and Friday, November 14. On Thursday, November 13 she will give a public talk on her work (OP 2210) at 4:30 p.m. The talk…<a href="http://blogs.truman.edu/art/2014/11/12/artist-talk-in-gallery/">Read more <span class="screen-reader-text">Artist Talk This Afternoon!</span></a>