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Visual Communication Design


Ramapo College Office of Admissions

McBride House 505 Ramapo Valley Road Mahwah, NJ 07430

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About Visual Communication Design

Visual communication designers play an important role in the world in which they live. They show us how to navigate through life, interact with technology, see complex data as beautiful graphical information, and endlessly entertain their audiences. Designers are a necessity in our lives and the profession continues to grow along with the needs of society and our world. To this end, the Visual Communication Design (VCD) program at Ramapo College offers an impressive array of design courses as well as today’s most in-demand disciplines, including user experience design and user interface design.

Visual Communication Design Concentration: Ramapo College’s Visual Communication Design Concentration prepares students for professional careers and post-graduate studies in print design, advertising design, motion graphics, interaction design, animation, game design, user experience/user interface (UX/UI) design, information architecture and front-end coding. Alumni forge successful careers in a broad range of industries that include publishing, advertising, technology, healthcare, media, non-profit, corporate and government.

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Classes you can take:

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Career Opportunities

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:

  • Communication designer
  • Graphic designer
  • UX designer
  • Package designer
  • Product designer
  • Interaction designer
  • Web designer
  • Game designer
  • Front end coder
  • Experience designer
  • Motion graphics designer
  • Production designer
Hands-On Learning

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 at NBC, Viacom, Buzzfeed, Olgivy Health, KMPG and more.