Design Your Own Future… Study Visual Communications at Sinclair
From stationery to magazines and packaging to multimedia, graphic designers have a variety of career options and marketable skills. The visual communications program at Sinclair works to provide you with state-of-the art instruction to help you develop real-world job skills.
Graphic design work is creative, fast-paced and in-demand by most businesses and Sinclair is prepared to help you enter this growing field. In addition to design experience and program understanding, you will also gain advanced computer skills, develop a portfolio and practice job-seeking techniques.
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Visual communications graduates typically pursue careers as graphic artists in corporations and private design studios, advertising and marketing agencies, newspapers, magazine and book publishers, and even interactive media and Web design studios.
The program prepares students for careers in visual communication which is creative, fast paced and in demand by most businesses. Students will develop the knowledge and technical skills necessary to create both printed and digital design work. This includes the design of stationery, brochures, magazines, advertising, packaging, signage, web pages, interactive media and other pieces. Creativity, problem solving and the design process are stressed. Advanced computer skills, portfolio development and job-seeking strategies are also incorporated into the curriculum.
Visual Communications graduates typically pursue careers as graphic designers (print) or digital designers (interactive/web) in design studios, advertising agencies, web firms, magazine and book publishing companies, printing companies or corporate design departments. Some graduates choose to continue their education in design or a related field at a four-year institution.
Formal articulation agreements with other colleges and universities indicate how Sinclair programs and courses will transfer to other institutions.
To assist in completing the Visual Communications degree (VIS.S.AAS) in a timely manner, the department recommends the following course loads per semester for full time students.
|Visual Communications Elective||3 - 4|
|COM 2206||Interpersonal Communication||3|
|ENG 1101||English Composition I||3|
|PSY 1100||General Psychology||3|
|VIS 1100||Design Basics||4|
|VIS 1110||Design Drawing||4|
|VIS 1140||Design Processes I||4|
|VIS 1180||History of Design||3|
|VIS 1218||Design Processes II||4|
|VIS 1250||Print Production||4|
|VIS 2110||Design Principles||4|
|VIS 2120||Design Applications I||4|
|VIS 2160||Design Applications II||4|
|VIS 2260||Visual Communications Portfolio||4|
|(MAT 1110 OR MAT 1270)||3|
|(ART 2230 OR ART 2231)||3|
|(ART 1161 OR ART 2265)||3|
Sinclair’s Visual Communications program is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD)