Bachelor's Degree - Visual Communication specializing in 3D Animation, Web Design or 2D Print
Start your new career in 3D Animation, Web Design, or 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!
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.
In the Web Design specialization, you'll focus on Web page design, Flash animation, programming for the Web, DVD production, action scripting, interactive production, and server technologies.
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.
NOTICE: 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.
Also, check out our NEW Student Gallery HERE!
Available at these Platt College campuses
The Bachelors degree program in Visual Communication, specializing in Web Design, 3D Animation, or 2D Print, is available at the following Platt College campuses:
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- Full-time Career Services staff
- Financial aid is available for qualified individuals
- Accessible campus locations with onsite free parking
- Morning and evening class schedules
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