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


Andrew Piper

Class of '95

Andy is the editor and publisher of an internet photography-centered magazine about Colorado.

Catherine "Cie" Stroud

Class of '90

Cie makes I makes executive portraits, editorial, event and public relations photographs.

Kevin Engelhard

Class of '12

Kevin is a designer who works with page layout, infograpics and illustration.

Kyle Grantham

Class of '10

Kyle is a photojournalist based in Casper, Wy.