The Visual Communication program is designed to educate and develop the talents and technical abilities of artistic and imaginative students. Students are educated with a comprehensive working knowledge of visual expression as a means of communicating ideas. Emphasis is placed on developing the student?s creative problem solving abilities by developing concepts and content that is based upon the principles, practical applications and methodologies used in developing creative design. Using the tools of industry-current technology along with traditional methods students can develop into professionals that are able to use their skills for a rewarding career in the disciplines of advertising design, website design, graphic design, illustration, animation, digital design and multimedia. Students will create a portfolio that will showcase the various techniques they have learned over the course of their degree program. Students will gain experience using Macromedia and Adobe products along with many other popular software programs. Students will gain experience using a variety of hardware.