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The School of Visual Communication, in the Scripps College of Communication, offers an interdisciplinary visual communication degree with four specialized sequences: informational graphics and publication design, interactive design; documentary photojournalism for newspapers, magazines and the Internet; and commercial photography. The school has been recognized twice as a Program of Excellence by the Ohio Board of Regents.
Students can earn a Bachelor of Science in Visual Communication. The program is designed to provide students with realistic and thorough professionally-oriented training in visual communication while also adding liberal arts and cultural backgrounds for a well-rounded educational foundation.
A Visual Communication education works to equip students with the necessary skills to be successful in the media, and the background and motivation to enable them to compete for leadership roles in the field. The college has set high standards for visual integrity and communication ethics and fosters and promotes opportunities for students to be involved in scholarly research and creative activities.
The School of Visual Communication at Ohio University was recently recognized as one of the top three photography programs in the country by PDNedu magazine. Known for its award-winning online magazine Soul of Athens and for its students strong showings in every contest from the College Photographer of the Year (four out of the last five years), to the Pictures of the Year International to the Annual Design Contest for College Students, VisCom has made an international name for its programs and contributions to the field.