Visual Communications Careers (VCC)

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Delivery: A mix of daytime and evening courses.
Start: Fall or Spring: Full- or Part-Time.

 

Associate of Applied Science Degree

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Diploma

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About the Program

Visual Communications Careers (VCC), previously called Visual Communications Technologies (VCT), is the new name of the program area comprising the following degrees: 3D Modeling and Animation, Graphic Design & Production, Narrative Video Production, Photographic Careers, and Web Design.

Our industry advisors tell us that all media types are mixed in the computer these days; therefore, it is difficult to isolate the media into only one career area. That is why we give students a solid foundation in visual communications and specialty skills in our five-degree areas.

If you are interested in cool visual media, read the bullet points listed below for each degree. Keep looking until you find the ones that ignite your passion.

Then click on the degree program page to learn more, and schedule a tour!



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Cost & Financial Aid

As a two-year public community and technical college, Century College receives funding from the State of Minnesota, keeping tuition rates significantly lower than private colleges and universities. With affordable tuition rates and financial aid and scholarship opportunities, our students avoid student loan debt.

Financial Aid

Century College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, and our programs qualify for financial aid including grants, loans, and college work-study. Eligibility for financial aid is determined annually based on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Century College’s Federal School Code is 010546.

Scholarship Opportunities

Each year, the Century College Foundation awards more than $300,000 in scholarships to Century College students involved in several areas of study. Students are encouraged to create an account and apply for scholarships online.

Tuition Cost per Credit Comparison: Century College $219.95, University of MN - TC $555.13, Private Colleges & Universities $1,416.

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Potential Job Titles

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  • Animator and Multimedia Artist *
  • Film and Video Editor *
  • Graphic Designer *
  • Photographer

* with bachelor’s and/or master’s degree


Salary Data

Animator and Multi-media Artist *
Average Wage: $26.17/hour
Top Earners: $37.83/hour

Graphic Designer *
Average Wage: $24.04/hour
Top Earners: $38.68/hour

Film and Video Editor *
Average Wage: $23.53/hour
Top Earners: $39.93/hour

Photographer
Average Wage: $22.34/hour
Top Earners: $39.80/hour

* with bachelor’s and/or master’s degree.

Information gathered pertains to the seven-county metro area - careerwise.minnstate.edu


Related Programs

3D Modeling and Animation

Web Design

Photographic Careers

Art

Graphic Design & Production

Narrative Video Production

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    Program Faculty

  • John Kothera
    Faculty
    Visual Communications Careers
  • Experience: Ms. DeMillo has sixteen years of experience teaching Design and Digital Media courses. She has served as adjunct faculty at Century College, Anoka Ramsey Community College, and Dakota County Technical College and is a freelance designer who specializes in designing for justice and equity.Technical College. She is a freelance designer who specializes in nonprofit organizations, like Hazelden Publications, the white Bear Area Food Shelf, and the Rice Street Gardens
    Education: Masters Degree in Education from Hamline UniversityBA in Studio Art from the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
    Notable: MNActeSnp Teacher of the Year, 2005Speaker at the national autism conference, Reaching New Frontiers, Reno, NV, 1998
    Connie DeMillo
    Faculty
    Bio
    Visual Communications Careers