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Delivery: A mix of daytime, evening and online courses
Start: Fall, Spring, or Summer; Full- or Part-Time

Visual Communications Technologies — Associate in Applied Science Degree (64 credits)
Visual Communications Technician — Diploma (48 credits)
Visual Communications Assistant — Certificate (16 credits)
Webmaster — Certificate (16 credits)
Advanced 3D Animation — Certificate (12 credits)

About the Program


The Visual Communications Technology program prepares you for a career field involving the delivery of messages in visual forms. Emphasis areas include interactive media, digital video, photography, and graphic design. In additional to these core areas, the general education courses required will help ensure that you have the necessary oral, written and critical thinking skills to help them with their professional responsibilities.

Articulation Agreements


Articulation agreements provide students with educational plans that help them transfer into four-year colleges and universities.

Potential Job Titles


Animators and Multi-media Artists (with bachelor’s degree)
Film and Video Editors (with bachelor’s degree)
Graphic Designers (with bachelor's degree)
Photographers

Salary Data


  • Animators and Multi-media Artists (with bachelor's degree)
    Average Wage: $26.17/hour
    Top Earners: $37.83/hour
  • Film and Video Editors (with bachelor's degree)
    Average Wage: $23.53/hour
    Top Earners: $39.93/hour
  • Graphic Designers
    Average Wage: $24.04/hour
    Top Earners: $38.68/hour
  • Photographers
    Average Wage: $22.34/hour
    Top Earners: $39.80/hour
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Learning Outcomes


Visual Communications Technologies - AAS 64 credits

  • Demonstrate visual communication industry standard effective communication and collaboration skills.
  • Generate communication solutions for business needs.
  • Demonstrate proficiency with technology in their chosen area of visual communications.
  • Prepare and demonstrate a portfolio at the annual VCT Program Portfolio Show.

Visual Communications Technician - Diploma 48 credits

  • Demonstrate visual communication industry standard effective communication and collaboration skills.
  • Generate communication solutions for business needs.
  • Demonstrate proficiency with technology in their chosen area of visual communications.
  • Prepare and demonstrate a portfolio at the annual VCT Program Portfolio Show.

Visual Communications Assistant - Certificate 16 credits

  • Demonstrate visual communication industry standard effective communication and collaboration skills.
  • Generate communication solutions for business needs.

Visual Communications Webmaster - Certificate 16 credits

  • Design web sites that effectively communicate a client’s message through the appropriate use of the principles and elements of design.
  • Design and create efficient, interactive web sites using HTML5, CSS3 and JavaScript.
  • Use server-side technologies including PHP, Ruby, Ajax, and MySQL to develop database-driven web sites.
  • Incorporate more advanced digital mediums such as animation, graphics, audio and video into the design of effective web sites.

Visual Communications Advanced 3D Animation - Certificate 12 credits

  • Apply advanced modeling techniques.
  • Apply advanced texturing and lighting techniques.
  • Apply advanced texturing and lighting techniques.

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Marketing Communications Technology

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Contact Information


Admissions Office 651.773.1700 admissions@century.edu Room 2350 West
Counseling & Advising Office 651.779.3285 Ask Century Room 2410 West
Financial Aid Office 651.779.3305 finaid@century.edu Room 2320 West

Program Contact Information


Mike Eddy (Video)651.773.1753mike.eddy@century.eduRoom 2404 East
John Kothera (Graphic Design)651.779.5773john.kothera@century.eduRoom 2403 East
Gary Ruggles (Interactive Media &
3D Animation)
651.779.3421gary.ruggles@century.eduRoom 2405 East
Holly Borrelli (Photography)651.773.1754holly.borrelli@century.eduRoom 2402 East