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

Director applicant presentation

Tim Goheen, the Art Director/Managing Editor of McClatchy-Tribune Graphics (MCT) will be on campus to interview for the position of Director of the School of Visual Communication. Be sure to attend his presentation on Monday, Feb. 17, 2014, at Seigfred, … Continue reading

Interviews and portfolio reviews for HS applicants

The School of Visual Communication will be conducting an Open House and Portfolio Reviews for high school senior applicants to our program on Saturday, Feb. 22, 2014. Contact Jessica Carter in the Ohio University Office of Admissions ( or call … Continue reading

Student & alumni on the web


Brooke LaValley

Class of '11

Brooke is a photojournalist based in Columbus, Ohio.

Rachel O'Hara

Class of '10

Rachel is a photojournalist based in Sarasota, Florida.

Eric Kayne

Class of '07

Eric is a Houston-based commercial and editorial photographer.

Brittany Thomas

Class of '12

Brittany is a publication and infographic designer with a specialization in journalism and advertising.