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
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20 August 2015 | 7:00 am
Thursday, August 20 is the first day of classes! Welcome back to everyone, and best wishes for a great Fall 2015 semester. We look forward to seeing you at lots of great Art Department events this year so check back here often to see what’s going on!
18 August 2015 | 7:00 am
Don’t forget Majors Day on Tuesday, August 18, 2:30 – 4:00 p.m. in the University Art Gallery (OP 1114). This is a day for all majors new to the Art Department (first-years, transfers, and others here this week) to meet the faculty and staff and learn more about the Department’s programs. Students will also have a…Read more Majors Day Today!