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Learn more about the graphic design programs in the School of Visual Communication Design. Study visual or graphic design, illustration and photo illustration at the VCD, a top graphic design program in Ohio.
Learn more about the graphic design programs in the School of Visual Communication Design. Study visual or graphic design, illustration and photo illustration at the VCD, a top graphic design program in Ohio.
Learn more about the graphic design programs in the School of Visual Communication Design. Study visual or graphic design, illustration and photo illustration at the VCD, a top graphic design program in Ohio.
Learn more about the graphic design programs in the School of Visual Communication Design. Study visual or graphic design, illustration and photo illustration at the VCD, a top graphic design program in Ohio.
Learn more about the graphic design programs in the School of Visual Communication Design. Study visual or graphic design, illustration and photo illustration at the VCD, a top graphic design program in Ohio.
Learn more about the graphic design programs in the School of Visual Communication Design. Study visual or graphic design, illustration and photo illustration at the VCD, a top graphic design program in Ohio.
FROM THE FIRST SEMESTER, STUDENTS IN VCD DEVELOP PROFESSIONAL SKILLS, UNDERSTANDING OF FOUNDATIONAL CONCEPTS, AND GAIN EXPERIENCE–BASED TRAINING DIRECTLY APPLICABLE TO A BROAD RANGE OF CAREERS IN DESIGN, ILLUSTRATION, PHOTO-ILLUSTRATION AND INTERACTIVE MEDIA.

Technology Requirements for Fall 2013

Prior to the beginning of the first semester of the Freshman year, all Visual Communication Design and Photo Illustration majors are required to purchase a Macintosh laptop computer and specific graphic software as described in this PDF. Photo-illustration majors are required to purchase a camera from the list of options.

The computer and software will be used in subsequent VCD courses throughout the remainder of the degree program.

Requirements and Roadmaps: Graduation Planning System (GPS)

Each catalog year (the year the student began his or her program of study at Kent State University) and major has a specific requirements.  Roadmaps outline the course requirements semester by semester.

Undergraduate Admissions

The School of Visual Communication Design does not currently require any additional elements or materials for admission to the undergraduate program (such as a portfolio or work samples). For more information on the application process, contact the Admissions Office.

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