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Visual Communication - Multimedia

 

Make creative, eye-catching multimedia for today’s fast-paced world. Learn the art of graphic design, digital photography, and web design.

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What is Visual Communication - Multimedia?

The integral relationship between business and the computer continues to evolve and expand. As a result, so do the career opportunities available to graduates of SCC’s online Visual Communication: Multimedia program. Students learn the skills necessary to prepare and produce multimedia presentations. These skills are used in PDF productions and image displays, as well as implementing digital design solutions.

The program offers students a full-range of technical classes. Courses include instruction in the foundational elements of design; as well as hands-on classes for the most widely used Adobe desktop publishing programs—including Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign and Acrobat. By combining knowledge learned through textbooks with ample specialized exercises, students are able to take their ideas and give them form.

Students learn how to use the elements of design to manipulate text and combine that text with art for maximum graphic effect. Many people have the natural skills necessary to work in multimedia. The instruction at Somerset Community College’s Visual Communication: Multimedia program helps students define those skills and learn how to translate those talents to the computer and the web.

What are my career choices?

SCC’s graduates are employed in website design and management at schools, businesses, hospitals and colleges. Others have found jobs using digital photography and computer design skills with photography studios, screen print businesses, newspapers, and in freelance work.

What are my degree, diploma, or certificate options?

Advising Plans

Certificates

Location: Online-Learn by Term
First Semester

Class Credits
1st Bi-term: VCC 166 Photoshop Basics 3
2nd Bi-term: VCA 108 Digital Color Theory 3
Total 6

Second Semester

Class Credits
1st Bi-Term: VCA 120 Digital Photography I 3
2nd Bi-Term: Advanced Photoshop 3
Total 6

Total credits for certificate: 12

Location: Online-Learn by Term

First Semester

Class Credits
1st Bi-Term: VCC 166 Photoshop Basics 3
2nd Bi-term: VCA 120 Digital Photography I 3
Instructor Approved Elective 3
Instructor Approved Elective 3
Total 12

Total credits for certificate: 12

Location: Online-Learn by Term

First Semester

Class Credits
1st Bi-term: VCC 100 Intro to Visual Communications 3
Instructor approved Elective 3
Total 6

Second Semester

Class Credits
1st Bi-term: VCC 106 Typography 3
1st Bi-Term: VCC 166 Photoshop Basics 3
!st Bi-term: VCC 220 InDesign Basics 3
Total 9

Total credits for certificate: 15

Location: Online-Learn by Term

First Semester

Class Credits
1st Bi-term: VCC 100 Intro to Visual Communications  3
1st Bi-Term: VCC 125 Computer Graphics I (Digital Literacy) 3
2nd Bi-term: VCA 108 Digital Color Theory 3
(2) Instructor Approved Electives 6
Total 15

Second Semester

Class Credits
1st Bi-term: VCC 106 Typography 3
1st Bi-term: VCC 220 InDesign Basics 3
1st Bi-term: VCC 166 Photoshop Basics 3
2nd Bi-term: VCC 110: Design Concepts 3
2nd Bi-term: VCC 200 Illustrator Basics 3
Total 15

Total credits for certificate: 30

Location: Online-Learn by Term

First Semester

Class Credits
1ST BI-TERM: VCC 100 INTRO TO VISUAL COMMUNICATIONS  3
1st Bi-term: VCM 220 Webpage Design 3
1ST BI-TERM: VCC 125 COMPUTER GRAPHICS I (DIGITAL LITERACY) 3
2ND BI-TERM: VCA 108 DIGITAL COLOR THEORY 3
2nd Bi-Term: VCM 230 Advanced Webpage Design 3
TOTAL 15

Second Semester

Class Credits
1ST BI-TERM: VCC 106 TYPOGRAPHY 3
2ND BI-TERM: VCC 110: DESIGN CONCEPTS 3
(3) Instructor Approved Technical Electives 9
TOTAL 15

 

Total credits for certificate: 30 

Diploma

Location: Online-Learn by Term

First Semester

Class Credits
ENG 101 Writing  3
1st Bi-Term: VCC 100 Intro to Visual Communications 3
1st Bi-Term: VCC 125 Computer Graphics (Digital Literacy) 3
2nd Bi-Term: VCA 120 Digital Photography I 3
2nd Bi-term: VCC 260 Computer Graphics II 3
Total 15

Second Semester

Class Credits
1st Bi-Term: VCC 106 Typography 3
1st Bi-term: VCC 166 Photoshop Basics 3
1st Bi-term: VCC 220 InDesign Basics 3
2nd Bi-Term: VCC 200 Illustrator Basics 3
2nd Bi-Term: VCC 266 Advanced Photoshop 3
Total 12

Third Semester

Class Credits
1st Bi-Term: VCA 280 Professional Portfolio Development 3
1st Bi-Term: VCM 220 Webpage Design 3
2nd Bi-Term: VCA 108 Digital Color Theory 3
2nd Bi-Term: VCM 230 Advanced Webpage Design 3
Total 12

Fourth Semester

Class Credits
Quantitative Reasoning (or Oral Communications or Humanities/Heritage) 3
VCC 298 Practicum 3
2nd Bi-Term: VCC 110 Design Concepts 3
2nd Bi-Term: VCC 255 Emerging Media Design 3
Total 12

Total credits for diploma: 54

AAS Degree

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Coordinator's Notes

The Visual Communication program at Somerset Community College is a two-year area of study focusing on the print media. Because today’s print technology is completely digital, the study translates easily into use for the web.

As all Visual Communication courses are online, students must have access to the Adobe computer programs being taught: InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator and Acrobat. 

Transfer Options

All courses taken in the program apply toward specific Bachelor of Arts degree at Asbury University.

Length of Program

You can earn an associate in applied science degree in two years if you maintain full-time status.

This information should not be considered a substitute for the KCTCS Catalog. You should always choose classes in cooperation with your faculty advisor to ensure that you meet all degree requirements.

 

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 Program Contact

Cindy Burton

Program Coordinator

606.451.6751

cindy.burton@kctcs.edu

Stuart Simpson

Professor

606.451.6856

stuart.simpson@kctcs.edu