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Web Design Students
Visual Communications Media and Technology

Business, Industry, and Technology Division
Career Outlook

Rapid growth is expected in this area. New technologies and the Internet will continue to fuel growth in this field for the foreseeable future.

Qualities Needed to Work in This Field

Students in this major take a mix of computer classes and graphic design classes.

  • Need to be detail oriented
  • Need to like working at the computer
  • Need to be a good communicator
  • Need to be a creative problem solver
What You Will Learn

This degree provides cross-training in print advertising, video production, and web page building. Students will learn to apply technology to assemble graphics, text, sound and multimedia to communicate a message.

Students are provided a balance of design theory and technical production. The goal is to give students the ability to foster creative ideas as well as produce final work.

Although many visual communications media are studied, there is also an opportunity to specialize in one media.

  • Graphic Design
    The Graphic Design major is more specific to graphic design and print skills. Classwork focuses on page design, typography, digital image manipulation, and printing.
  • Video Production
    The Video Production major focuses on video editing, animation, visual effects and audio production.
What You Could Earn

Salaries vary depending on education, experience, and geographic location.

Where You Could Go

Graduates in Visual Communications and Media Technology will find employment and freelance opportunities in service businesses like advertising agencies and multimedia companies, as well as in the marketing/public relations departments of corporations.

NC State has transfer agreements with the University of Findlay and Bowling Green State University. Students who continue on to a four year degree can receive their Bachelor of Fine Art Degree.





Visual Communications Media and Technology Brochure
download PDF Curriculum - Graphic Design
download PDF Curriculum - Video Production
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Degree Courses Required Courses


Potential Job Titles
  • Animator
  • Freelance Artist
  • Graphic Designer
  • Illustrator
  • Webmaster


Related Bachelor's Degrees

Bowling Green State University

  • Digital Media
  • Fine Art

Franklin Univeristy

University of Findlay

  • Fine Art



This program is a participant in the Choose Ohio First Scholarship program.




Prior to entering this program students must have mastery of the computer skills presented in:

Computer Literacy Assessment and Keyboard Assessment


Matthew Cupach
Lynn Damberger


Note: This degree was formerly known as Digital Media Technology.




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