The Four Majors The School of Visual Communication (VisCom) offers an interdisciplinary visual communication degree in four specialized sequences.

Information Design: Interactive

Students learn how to integrate audio, video, still images and illustrations for the web and mobile devices. Information architecture and user experience design are key components explored to tell stories in a digital medium.

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Information Design: Publication

In this sequence, students learn how to create infographics, maps, illustrations and layouts for feature and news presentations that educate, inform and enlighten readers through strong visual storytelling and clear communication.

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Commercial Photography

Commercial photography students have the opportunity to work in the studio and on location to create images that showcase fashion, still life, portraiture and architecture. Different camera formats are explored.

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Documentary Photojournalism

The photojournalism sequence focuses on photographing people and places within the community, with an eye toward a documentary style of storytelling. Students learn the power of still and video images.

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News & Events

Soul of Athens 2014 presents

This year’s Soul of Athens has joined forces with the E.W. Scripps School of Journalism and WOUB Public Media to produce the first in a series of stories on water issues in Southeast Ohio. Those stories will be housed on … Continue reading

VisCom FAQ

VisCom office: Open from Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Computer Lab: Open for all students on Monday through Thursday, 5 p.m. to 11 p.m., and Sunday, 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. Equipment Checkout Room is open on … Continue reading

Student & alumni on the web


Tristan Wyatt

Class of '12

Tristan is a Brooklyn-base information graphic artist and commercial photographer.

Catherine Gignac

Class of '09

Catherine specializes in retail marketing, editorial and web design.

Loren Holmes

Class of '07

Loren is an Alaska-based photojournalist.

William D. Wade

Class of '10

William is a Pittsburgh-based photographer.