Visual Communication Design

Design Communication Solutions for Tomorrow's World

You’re in love with creating visual content, and you want to turn that passion into a career. With Keuka College’s Visual Communication Design program, you’ll discover a creative process combining the visual arts and technology to communicate ideas. You’ll gain the skills to create strategic visual and written elements to express a specific message or tell a specific story to an audience. 

With classes in areas such as digital photography, graphic design, and writing for social media, you will design projects that mimic real-world scenarios, allowing you to develop comprehensive and diverse portfolios in preparation for creative careers.

Program Highlights

An Internship Every Year

Every year, beginning in your first year, you’ll design a Field Period® experience that could see you working in a newspaper or television station, collaborating alongside event planners, discovering the relationship between public relations and marketing, or finding out what a copywriter does. The choice is all yours!

Endless Networking Opportunities

Our students have taught city managers to use Twitter, helped organize TEDx events, and worked for nonprofit organizations, news stations, and museums, among many other organizations. With every interaction, you’ll learn how to help audiences understand information, through both written and visual communication, which increases the comprehension of the subject matter. 

A Multidimensional Faculty

With years of experience writing for print and the web, perfecting public speaking and interviewing techniques, and crafting messages that resonate, our faculty have the academic and professional experience to take you to new heights. They represent the diverse ways of working within this field, bringing a breadth and depth of experience and knowledge, along with real-world experience. 

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You see the world as a place that sparks all kinds of creative thought and inspiration, and with Our Visual Communication Design program, you’ll learn to mix words and images to communicate and disseminate ideas, knowledge, and possibilities to an increasingly global audience.

With a base in business and digital learning, you’ll gain insight into today’s most sought-after professions, such as social media marketing, web design, and professional writing.

You’ll learn to use color, type, movement, symbols, and images, to create and manage the production of content designed to inform, educate, persuade, and entertain a wide variety of audiences. You’ll make a difference in the world by developing projects that aspire to positively influence and define complex social issues. Upon graduation, you’ll have the confidence, knowledge, and flexibility to march down any career path you choose.

What Can I Do with a Visual Communications Degree?

A Visual Communication degree is incredibly versatile and opens a world of career opportunities, including as a:

  • Advertising Specialist
  • Art Director/Creative Director
  • Book Designer
  • Brand Designer/Strategist
  • Entertainment Agent
  • Graphic Designer
  • Illustrator
  • Marketing Specialist
  • Motion Graphic Designer
  • Package Designer
  • Photographer
  • Production Artist
  • Promotions Specialist
  • Public Relations Specialist
  • Social Media Manager
  • User Experience (UX) Designer
  • Webpage/App Designer

Keuka College's Field Period

Much More Than An Annual Internship

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Build Your Résumé

And Your Own Professional Network

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Get Real Experience

You'll Use in Your Field and Throughout Your Life

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Discover Yourself

Learn What You Like and Where You Want to Go

My Field Period® with Nickelodeon, to create a trailer for a new episode of SpongeBob SquarePants, confirmed for me that, yes, this is what I love to do. I wasn’t going to miss this opportunity to be part of the program. It had everything I wanted and was related to my major. And having this under my belt and on my resume will lead to more opportunities.

Aunika Constantine '24

Where Can a Visual Communication Field Period Take You?

  • F.F. Thompson Hospital
  • Nickelodeon
  • Ironvine Studios
  • Kurt Brownell Photography
  • Keuka Arts Festival
  • Schweinfurth Arts Center
  • Author Catherine Ramirez
  • Keuka College Office of Marketing and Communications
  • LaBella Associates
  • Dwyer Architectural
  • Etsy
  • Pasteurized Tees

Your visual communications professors are much more than exceptional teachers — they're accomplished researchers and extraordinary academic advisors. 

Your visual communications professors will get to know you as an individual. They'll help you maximize your strengths, improve upon your weaknesses, and advise you on the courses you'll need to take so you can make the most of your visual communications degree and enjoy the career of your dreams, whether your next step is a career or graduate school.

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Affording Your Keuka College Education

Keuka College scholarships, state and federal grants, employer tuition remission, and military benefits are financial aid options that may be available to you. Our financial aid team is here to help you navigate the process and find as many opportunities as are available to you. 

Your application for admission is also your application for financial aid. It's free to apply, so why not start your application today?

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"Free tuition" at state schools doesn't come without costs. Even though Keuka College is private, that doesn't mean a state school will be less expensive for you, even if you're eligible for the Excelsior Scholarship.

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We can't wait to have you as part of our #KCFamily! Your admissions counselor is here to help guide and support you every step of the way.

Admissions Requirements

  • Submit an Application for Undergraduate Admission and Scholarship Opportunities.
  • Keuka College is test optional and believes there's much more to you than just a test score. The admissions committee considers all application materials in its holistic review of your eligibility. 
  • There is no deadline to apply, and we offer rolling admissions. The sooner you submit your application, the sooner you'll receive your admissions decision and scholarship. In most cases, you'll receive a response from us within 1-2 weeks. 

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