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Student Projects / Workshops

VisCom students and faculty are consistently hosting or participating in special projects and workshops around the country and world. Some are on-campus and offered as a course, others are selective opportunities to travel and collaborate with students from other universities. In all of the opportunities, students get exposed to fresh thinking, spaces, people and ideas.


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Soul of Athens

Soul of Athens is an annual collaborative project with contact producers, including photojournalists, writers, social media specialists, infographics, and interactive designers. This class, which first started in 2007, is offered for credit.

Contact: Stan Alost (alost@ohio.edu; 740-597-1756)



Visual Discovery Conference

An international data visualization conference, this workshop is offered to selected students to collaborate with top colleges and universities from around the world. This conference was hosted in 2018 in Venice, Italy, and in the fall of 2019, was hosted by the School of Visual Communication at Ohio University.

Contact: Tim Goheen (goheen@ohio.edu; 740-597-1351)


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Lens Collective Workshop

Founded and organized by alumna Associate Professor Alysia Burton Steele of the University of Mississippi, a select group of VisCom students attends this annual workshop in the Mississippi Delta, collaborating with students from other universities around the country to tell multimedia stories in the region.

Contact: Stan Alost (alost@ohio.edu; 740-597-1756)


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School of Visual Communication Gallery

Students have the chance to participate in the VisCom Gallery on the first floor of Schoonover. Whether hanging student or alumni shows or organizing exhibit openings, they can earn credits for participating and learning in this school space.

Contact: Adonis Durado (durado@ohio.edu; 740-593-4896), Gary Kirksey (kirksey@ohio.edu; 740-593-4893)