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

The Water Project launches

The Water Project is a public clearinghouse for information related to environmental water issues within the Appalachian Ohio Valley. Ohio University partners who made this project a reality include the E.W. Scripps School of Journalism and the Schools of Communication … Continue reading

VisCom :: What’s open and when

VisCom office: Open from Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Computer Lab Fall 2014 Schedule Sundays:  5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Mondays:  6:35 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. Tuesdays:  5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesdays:  6:35 p.m. to 10:30 … Continue reading

Student & alumni on the web


Abigail S. Fisher

Class of '13

Abigail is a photojournalist whose work has appeared in numerous publications.

Darcy Holdorf

Class of '12

Darcy is a photojournalist based in Shanghai, China.

Joel Hawksley

Class of '12

Joel is a photographer based in Roanoke, Va.

Rachel Orr

Class of '11

Rachel is a designer based in Phoenix, Ariz.