Design & Visual Communications

  • Program Description

    Would you love to develop your design artistry and impact the business world? Bristol-Plymouth’s technologically driven Design and Visual Communications Program looks at the visual discussion around us: the medium, the audience, and the creative approach that elicits impactful, targeted messaging. You’ll be trained to apply your aesthetic eye to the consumer digital message; developing your conceptual and technical skills with a foundation in design principles as theory transforms into practice through professional examples, taught techniques, and hands-on project experience in the Mac computer classroom. You’ll grow skilled in the OSX Macintosh computing environment and become versed in the most recent industry- standard software applications: Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe InDesign, Adobe Flash, Adobe Dreamweaver, Garage Band, Final Cut Express, and iDVD. Graduating with command of these desirable skills will offer you a wide variety of creative career opportunities.


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  • Instructed Areas

    • Fundamentals of Design Elements
    • Desktop Publishing
    • Graphic Design
    • Broadcast Digital Editing
    • Advertising and Marketing
    • Web Animation
    • Online Learning
    • Communication Principles

    Program of Study

    Freshman Year: Elements of design, perspective, layout and composition, character sketching, photography.

    Sophomore Year: Principles of design, color theory, typography, animation, web design.

    Junior Year: Brand identity, merchandising & branding, legality of design, advertising, promotions, public relations, direct response advertising, audio broadcast editing.

    Senior Year: Digital creative portfolio, identity, catalogue design, agency simulation, guerilla marketing, digital broadcast editing, senior project development.

    Career Opportunities

    Students successfully completing this program apply their digital creative portfolio for entry into a two or four-year post-secondary program, or an entry level job, in the following areas:

    • Advertising Design
    • Graphic Design
    • Art Directing
    • Computer Game Design
    • Art Education
    • Web Design
    • Illustration
    • Animation
    • Fine Arts
    • Package Design
    • Industrial Design
    • Sound/Video Editing
    • Film and Broadcast
    • Photography
    • Fashion
    • Liberal Arts
    • Communications

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