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:
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
If you’re looking for information on the Leonardo bridge project, just scroll down. Otherwise, there’s great things going on in the Art Department this week! Lots of Art students are presenting at the Student Research Conference on Tuesday, April 14 so we hope you can join! Check out the program here: http://src.truman.edu/browse/summarynew.asp?year=2015 On Wednesday, April 15…Read more This Week in the Art Department!
Blog readers will know that on Friday, April 10 students in the interdisciplinary seminar JINS 394 Biography: Leonardo built a bridge according to a design by Leonardo da Vinci. For more information about the project, please visit this blog post: http://blogs.truman.edu/art/2015/04/09/leonardo-bridge-on-the-quad/ For now, here are some pictures of the construction below! Stay tuned for more information…Read more Leonardo on the Quad!