Bachelor’s Degree in Visual Communication

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School of Graphic Design

Bachelors Degree inVisual Communication3D Animation - Web Design - 2D Print

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School of Graphic Design

Bachelors Degree inVisual Communication3D Animation - Web Design - 2D Print

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School of Graphic Design

Bachelors Degree inVisual Communication3D Animation - Web Design - 2D Print

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Earn your Bachelors Degree in

Visual Communications

in as little as 31 months!

Specialize in one of the following:

Web Design  3D Animation  2D Print

Platt College School of Graphic Design’s Bachelors degree program in Visual Communication helps you build the skills you need to start an exciting new career.

You choose to specialize in one of three exciting fields: Web Design, 3D Animation, or 2D Print. Each of these specializations provides graduates with the skills necessary to pursue careers in these dynamic industries.

The Bachelor of Arts in Visual Communication (BAVC) develops professionals who take concepts and then create visual imagery by employing type, illustration, sound, music, photography, and animation. Graduates of the Bachelor of Arts in Visual Communication degree program will produce a professional portfolio that will make them viable candidates for employment in the myriad of industries related to visual communication.

Past graduates have found successful employment as animators, computer animators, digital media producers, special effects artists, background designers, computer artists, layout artists, and video game artists.

Regardless of your chosen specialization area, you’ll begin by developing a strong foundation in the fundamentals of graphic design. Your coursework will combine training in traditional elements such as typography, drawing, color theory, and design principles with technology-based skills using industry-standard software tools in digital video, motion graphics, flash animation, 3D modeling & animation.

After building your design foundation, you’ll then move into the specialization area of your choice!

  • 3D Animation

In the 3D Animation specialization, you’ll focus on all aspects of the animation process to learn how create computer generated 3-D formats that make characters and objects come alive.

You’ll begin with the physics of animation, then move to inorganic and organic character modeling, character kinematics, and motion capture. You’ll also learn specific skills in game animation, effects animation, character vocalization, advanced animation production, and demo reel production.

  • Web Design

In the Web Design specialization, you’ll focus on developing professional online experiences.

Web page design, Flash animation, programming for the Web, DVD production, action scripting, interactive production, and server technologies are all integral to Platt’s online design curriculum.

In all of our specializations, you’ll conclude with interactive courses in portfolio preparation designed to better prepare graduates to conduct effective interviews, self-marketing, as well as produce a highly professional and competitive portfolio.

What Our Graduates Say

Jeff Campbell

I currently work for one of the largest companies in the world, Viacom. I continue to excel and climb the corporate ladder because of the ideals I learned at Platt. Such ideals as drive, imagination, thinking outside of the box, and passion.

Jeff CampbellClass of 2005School of Graphic Design
  • 2D Print

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In the 2D Print specialization, you’ll focus on developing print collateral that is used in marketing, branding, and advertising to communicate and motivate action.

You’ll expand your skills in key areas such as typography, font creation, design, illustration, photography and proven design principles.  You’ll also learn skills designed to help you learn how to work as part of a graphic design team, including marketing dynamics & strategies, art direction, team projects, and prepress.

In all of our specializations, you’ll conclude with interactive courses in portfolio preparation designed to better prepare graduates to conduct effective interviews, self-marketing, as well as produce a highly professional and competitive portfolio.

What Our Graduates Say

Tatiana Avaev

What was most important for me at Platt is the fact that every instructor tried to accommodate my needs. Teachers were very flexible and enthusiastic. Platt College helped me to get my first job where I have worked for 6 years.

Tatiana AvaevClass of 2003School of Graphic Design

Student Portfolio

Preview some of our students’ design work below.

And definitely check out the full student gallery here »

VisComm Magazine

The inaugural issue of Platt College’s VisComm Magazine is now available!

The magazine contains a sample of our Visual Communication students’ designs and artwork, including some award winning work by past students.

Serving Southern California for over 30 years

Serving the Greater Los Angeles, Orange County and Inland Empire areas for over 30 years, Platt College offers degree programs to train graduates for careers in the legal, medical, and creative fields.

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