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About Visual Communication Design

Does creating logos, ads, and/or websites sound like a fun time? Do you love art and design and working on computers?

The Visual Communication Design concentration as a Communication Arts Major provides preparation for professional careers and post-graduate study in graphic design, web design, interactive media, animation, and motion graphics for broadcast and media.

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Classes you can take:

Digital Literacy; Good & Evil Design, Film vs. Media; Media and Persuasion, Publication Design, Interactive Animation Design; Digital Imaging, Typography, Visual Identity Design

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Upon graduation, you can consider careers in graphic design studios, advertising agencies, production houses, television stations, and corporations in the tri-state area. Ramapo College and other schools also have graphic designers working on-staff in different departments.

Students have continued their studies at graduate schools such as: The School of Visual Arts, Parsons The New School for Design, and New York University.

Sample Job Titles

Job Title
Audio-Visual and Multimedia Collections Specialists
Photographers
Graphic Designers

* Sources of Information: United States Department of Labor: Bureau of Labor Statistics (2017). For more information about careers and assistance in making your career plans, please contact Career Services (cahill@ramapo.edu) or visit www.ramapo.edu/careercenter/.

Ramapo Success Story

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Kate Anderson '15

Visual Communication Design

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Bryanne McMillen '15

Communications, Visual Communication Design

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Michelle Regna '13

Communications, Visual Communication Design

Built on a liberal arts foundation, coursework includes idea development, graphic design, design history, typography, print design, web design, animation design, motion graphics, visual effects, experiential internships, as well as many other courses and electives to choose from. Because of the program’s interdisciplinary nature, you are also afforded the opportunity to choose elective courses from other related areas including photography, filmmaking, journalism, magazine design, sound design, music, theater, and fine arts.

Want to fine tune your skills? You’ll have access to a wide range of facilities, including computer labs for digital imaging, print design, and interactive multimedia production. Then you can join fellow Ramapo students who completed internship experiences with local organizations such as Carlo’s Bakery, Clear Channel, Cosmopolitan, New Jersey Devils, DSM Group, Prestige BMW, and The National Multiple Sclerosis Society.

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