Department ChairShawna ShoafSan Juan BuildingRoom 223719-549-3076Shawna.Shoaf@pueblocc.edu
Fremont CampusEric Ingmire 719-296-6105 Eric.Ingmire@pueblocc.edu
Working design professionals and visual communications students can benefit from a series of certificates that relate to digital video editing, web development, broadcasting or design. Inquire with the department chair to learn more about these 18 credit hour certificates.
Program Start Term: Fall & Spring
Award: AAS, Certificate
Average Class Size: 20
Program Length: 5 Semesters
Part-Time or Full-Time: Both
Course Availability: Day & Evening Rotation
Program Locations: Pueblo, Fremont (Call for info)
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Career InformationThe Art of Communicating to the Masses! Visual Communications is the connections of ideas and communication through visual and artistic means. Individuals interested in developing creative visual concepts through the exciting combinations of electronic media, advertising design and branding should consider Visual Communications. This program teaches you to use computers and state-of-the-art software to design and develop graphic elements and produce print or electronic communication. The integrated curriculum includes in art and design, graphic arts, computer technology, and small business planning. These courses, taught on both PC and MAC platforms, provide you with an excellent foundation and many employment options in the visual communications field.What Will I LearnBe In Demand, the best of both business and creative worlds. The Visual Communications program prepares you for an entry level career in graphic design. The coursework prepares you to become a digital artist, design specialist, or entrepreneur in the field of visual communications and design. Career options range from working for a corporation as a designer or digital artist to owning your own small business. Visual Communications is a highly competitive field and your key to starting a career is developing industry demanded skills and a portfolio to show case your talents as a layout artist, illustrator and/or website designer. The utmost importance is stressed throughout the program in developing a portfolio and obtaining the best business practices throughout this program.
Program Specifics. The curriculum in this program is designed to assist student in developing a foundation that gradually builds upon skills previously learned. There are a mix of available online and on-campus courses. A fall start is usually recommended, however speak with the Department Chair regarding your specific needs, there are options for individuals starting in the spring and summer semesters.
Our Experienced FacultyLearn from Professionals Working in the Field! Instructors are professionals currently working for local media and computer firms, or are entrepreneurs and freelancers. Many instructors have 20+ years experience in related fields, bringing current and real world experience straight into the classroom for students to glean from.
Bright Outlook. According to the US Department of Labor the field of visual communications and graphic design has a bright future and will have a 13% growth in jobs over the next five years. The average median pay in the state of Colorado according to careerinfo.net is $20.33.