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About the Visual Communications Program

How to Get Started

To get started in the Visual Communications program, complete the admissions process at Brookhaven College.

When you meet with an academic advisor, mention your interest in the Visual Communications program so he or she can help you determine which courses you should take.

If you are planning to earn an associate degree or certificate, please note that you must complete 25 percent of your degree requirements at the college awarding the degree.


Dallas County residents pay $177 per three-hour class — that is $59 per credit hour, or just $708 for a full-semester load of 12 credit hours.

Compare that to what you’d pay elsewhere! See our tuition rates for tuition according to your place of residency.

Rising Star Program

If you are a Dallas County high school graduating senior, you may qualify for Rising Star funds to help pay for this program. The Rising Star program offers academic support services and up to $4,000 for tuition and books, if you have established financial need.​​

Courses Offered (Curriculum)

Get detailed information about the courses required for:

Atrium Gallery Offers Student and Professional Exhibits Throughout the Year

The Visual Communications Department manages the Atrium Gallery on the Brookhaven campus. The gallery curates six exhibits a year of work by students and professionals in various visual communications fields, including graphic designers, illustrators, advertising artists and other media specialists.

The Atrium Gallery is also home to the statewide Texas 2Show, a juried student design competition for students of accredited two-year colleges and schools across Texas. The annual show is held in mid-October; work is selected by a jury of area professionals.

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Accreditation and Affiliations

The colleges of Dallas County Community College District — Brookhaven, Cedar Valley, Eastfield, El Centro, Mountain View, North Lake and Richland — are individually accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges. The official statement of accreditation for each college is published on the college’s accreditation Web page.

Related Programs

Not sure exactly what you’re looking for? Take a look at our related programs in computer-based artsdesign and computers and information technology.

Other Degree and Certificate Options

The colleges of DCCCD offer nearly 350 career and technical degrees and certificates, plus more than 50 academic degrees. For more information, see a chart of degree plans by college or visit the credit programs home page.​​

Developing Skills for Success

Brookhaven’s Visual Communications department maintains three Macintosh smart labs complete with laser and color printers and scanners.

Mac computer classes offer instruction in industry-current design software such as the Adobe Creative Suite, including Photoshop, Illustrator, Dreamweaver, Fireworks and Flash. Students enrolled in the program have the benefit of both scheduled and open lab time in the Macintosh lab.

The Visual Communications Department also sponsors a student club, the VCom Club.

Faculty Profiles

Our Visual Communications faculty members not only have relevant academic degrees but also have real-world experience in the industry, so they can relate to the challenges you’ll face in the workplace. Our instructors work with you one-on-one, encouraging you and helping you to succeed in school and in your career. See profiles of some of our Visual Communications faculty.

Transfer Information

The Visual Communications program is designed for direct entry into the workforce. However, if you are interested in earning a degree at a four-year institution, please visit the Transfer Services website for guidance on the transfer process.

Links to Related Information

See links to information about Visual Communications-related organizations, industry news and more.

Contact Us

If you have questions about the Visual Communications program that aren’t answered on our website, please feel free to contact us.