At a Glance
- Our faculty are all practitioners in the fields they teach, bringing real-world insight and knowledge to the classroom.
- Students experience small classes, receive personal academic guidance from a faculty advisor in their field, and engage in an intensive series of portfolio and senior capstone courses that allow students to tailor their studies to their individual career goals.
- Students follow a rigorous creative process and current “best practices” to prepare them for the visual problem-solving of a professional career. Students develop multi-format portfolio during their senior year that are well-received by creative directors and hiring supervisors.
State-of-the-art facilities include several large labs running the latest version of Adobe Creative Suite and other animation and design programs, onsite tech support, and a range of printers and other finishing tools and equipment.
In recent years, demand for skilled employees in the creative professions has risen dramatically. As technology develops and its potential applications in the workplace increase, the need for Visual Communications graduates continues to grow. The Visual Communications program has a proven record of producing graduates ready to meet this ever-evolving demand.
If you are looking for a major that will prepare you for professional success in a creative field, Visual Communications at Cazenovia College is the place for you. The program leads to a Bachelor of Fine Arts and offers concentrations in Advertising Design, Graphic Design, Illustration/Animation, and Web/Interactive Design. Student may wish to pursue more than one concentration within the program.
The Graphic Design concentration allows students to remain open to the full range of courses offered for all VC concentrations, but it also focuses on design for print media. Print media can include brochures, corporate identity systems, packaging, environmental graphics, book design, magazine design, newspaper design, etc. The curriculum specializes in the design and production of varied print media, but it also offers courses in web design and illustration, which are skill sets that a designer would be asked to collaborate with, contract for hire, or conduct themselves. Instruction is geared toward preparing students for future employment in a corporate art department, ad agency print creative department or design and printing businesses.