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Visual Communications, B.A.J.M.C.

College of Information and Communications

Learn visual problem-solving through graphic design, animation, film, photography, and web and user experience design. Amplify your creativity with cutting-edge concepts and mastery of the tools needed for an exciting and in-demand career.

In our program, you will learn visual problem-solving through fundamental skills such as graphic design, film, web design and photography. Amplify your creativity with cutting-edge concepts and mastery of the tools needed for an exciting and in-demand career in the modern visual media landscape.

Program Highlights

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    An Inspiring Faculty

    Enjoy smaller class sizes on a variety of topics and one-on-one interactions with an award-winning faculty.

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    Modern Toolbox

    You'll have access to free Adobe software, state-of-the-art photo-visual equipment and a full visual communication photo studio.

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    Award Winners

    Join a student body that boasts American Advertising Federation, S.C. Press Association and Hearst Multimedia Journalism award winners.

What You’ll Study

You'll learn how to focus your passion into telling stories, then improve your skills to do so. You can tailor your major to your specific interests, taking classes to make you a smarter, better-prepared visual storyteller. And as a senior, you'll showcase your work with a printed book and portfolio website.

Building Skills

Gain the professional and personal intelligence it takes to have a successful career.

  • Communication

    Exchanging information and ideas through speaking, writing or other means of expression

    Video Production

    Planning, shooting and editing video content to convey a message or tell a story effectively

    Graphic Design

    Creating visual content to communicate messages effectively

  • User Experience Design

    Designing and optimizing digital interfaces to enhance user satisfaction and engagement

    Visual Analysis

    Examining and interpreting images, graphics and visual data to gain insights and convey information effectively

    Critical Thinking

    Analyzing and evaluating information to make informed decisions or judgments

Using your degree

Make your college experience the foundation for a successful future.

Potential Careers

  • Photographer/Videographer
  • Content Creator
  • Designer
  • Animator
  • Marketing Director
  • Art Director

Workplace Settings

  • Journalism
  • Marketing
  • Advertising
  • Filmmaking
  • Sports Media
  • Fashion

Advanced Degrees

Advance your career or options with post-graduate education.

The visual communications program gave me the tools and the creative outlets to get real experience before I graduate. The collaborative nature of the program constantly pushes me to be more creative, and my portfolio is strong because of it.

Jesse Breazeale
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Is USC Right For You?

There are many reasons we could be your ideal university. There's the award-winning academics, the globally modeled student life, and abundance of study abroad and experiential learning options. Take a closer look at what USC could mean for you.

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