Professional Writing – Autumn 2021
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Visual Communication Design
Enjoy research and problem-solving?
Think creatively and have a strong
Want to learn and grow in a small community?
Calling All Creatives
Gain a diverse education and prepare for a successful career in the field of design as a Visual Communication Design student at The Ohio State University. Through a rich curriculum, find exciting ways to solve problems and create brand identities, animations , and symbol systems. In a major with only 20 people per class, you can foster your skills in a supportive, tight-knit community.
Inside the Major
Studio courses provide students time and space to create. Excited to learn more about design? Find out how–and why–iterative processes lead to effective, long-lasting design. Get to know your professors! They offer one-on-one guidance while you work during studio to help you achieve the best results. Stuck on a project? You have a room full of creative minds at your disposal to push your work even further. Studio offers a creative, encouraging, and productive environment that will be the highlight of your time as a design student.
Make it Your Own
Passionate about fashion, the environment, or social justice? Explore what you love about the world and how design can make it better. Assignments allow students to pick their own topic and discover that Visual Communication Design is relevant in all fields. Throughout your time here, you may end up studying anything from poetry (Design Media 2) to Legos (Design Research 1) and architecture (Intermediate Visual Communication Design 1).
Become a Professional
Improve your work by learning popular design software that will elevate your work to a professional level. Projects are structured to help you learn industry-standard programs like InDesign, Maya, and After Effects.
Visualize Your Future
Students graduate with projects that reflect their style, interests, and values. Find your path towards a career in UI/UX design, branding, or animation. Graduated students have entered the following fields:
- UI/UX design
- Environmental Graphic Dedsign
- Art direction