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Visual Communications

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Do you have a creative flair? Are you good at translating concepts into words and visual design? Think about channeling your artistic interests into an exciting and rewarding career with Visual Communications.

Visual communications combines the “why” of the message with the “how” of the medium for a specific purpose and audience. It provides the form of graphic design as well as why a particular medium (printed material, website or other) best suits a particular message.

This high-demand, lucrative field requires design expertise, written communication skills and computer knowledge. With the large volume of businesses, design firms and advertising agencies in the north Texas area, you can work in:

  • Advertising
  • Desktop publishing
  • Graphic design
  • Multimedia communications and presentations
  • Print production
  • Web design and construction

Why is This a Good Career Bet?

CareerOneStop, sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor, projects job growth increase of 18 percent for graphic designers, 18 percent for multimedia artists and animators, and 26 percent for Web developers over the next decade. Workforce Solutions of Greater Dallas’s targeted occupations lists graphic designer as a local high growth area, projecting 3,370 job openings this year with an average wage of $24.29 per hour. 

For jobs requiring at least an associate degree, Web developer is ranked 13th among CareerOneStop’s 39 fastest-growing occupations and seventh of its top 36 careers with the most job openings through 2022. U.S. News and World Report’s Money Careers’ lists Web developer in fourth place of its top 11 “best technology jobs” through the next decade. 

See more about careers in Visual Communications.

National Academic Recognition

Brookhaven College’s Visual Communications program is recognized among universities and industry employers throughout North Texas for job-ready graduates who enter the workplace with quantifiable skills and a solid portfolio.

Our multidisciplinary approach offers a solid curriculum that integrates design and communication skills with the latest Macintosh computer technology. Small classes are taught by instructors who are working professionals in the industry.

Visual Communications Degree and Certificate Options

Brookhaven College 

Visual Communications is a program unique to Brookhaven College among the colleges of DCCCD.

See all degrees and certificates in Visual Communications.