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
9 May 2015 | 9:00 am
Congratulations, Truman graduates! We wish you all the best in wherever your paths may take you. Please stay in touch! (email@example.com).
8 May 2015 | 7:30 am
Please join us tonight (Friday, May 8, 6:00 – 7:30 p.m.) at the Kirksville Arts Association for the closing reception for “Into the Unknown: Vis Comm Voyagers Design Exhibition” (Visual Communications Senior Capstone Portfolio exhibition). It’s a great chance to see some wonderful art and to congratulate these seniors. The event is free and open to…Read more Vis Comm Senior Portfolio exhibition closing reception tonight!