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The goal of the Visual Communication program is to create a stimulating learning environment for students where they can pursue their specific interest within five areas of professional study: graphic design, multimedia, web design, video and post production and 3-D animation. Design services, publishing, advertising, public relations, computer systems design and related services contain areas of employment for the visual communication graduate. 

The Multimedia Design program introduces students to the different facets of digital media technologies. Instructional topics include exposure to graphic design, web design, animation, and visual effects with video production. Students learn to apply creativity and technical skillsets to produce visual communication across a variety of media types. Additionally, instruction allows students to gain insight into marketing methodologies, user interface design, and technology project management, preparing them for various professional settings.

The Visual Communication Associate of Applied Science degree is awarded for successful completion of 60 credit hours that include a common core of academic and a selection of technical courses. A certificate in Visual Communication is structured to be completed in 2-3 semesters and is designed to provide a core understanding of a specific area.

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Stackable Credentials

This certificate can be stacked and earned credits can be applied toward a Visual Communication AAS Degree: Multimedia Track.

First Year

First Semester Courses 15 Credits
ARTC 1302 Digital Imaging I 3
ARTC 1317 Design Communication I 3
IMED 1301 Introduction to Digital Media 3
ARTC 1353 Computer Illustration 3
ARTS 1316 Drawing I 3
Second Semester Courses 15 Credits
IMED 1341 Interface Design 3
IMED 1345 Interactive Digital Media I 3
ARTV 1351 Digital Video I 3
ARTC 2305 Digital Imaging II 3
FLMC 1331 Video Visual Effects I 3

Second Year

First Semester Courses 15 Credits
IMED 1316 Web Design I 3
IMED 2313 Project Analysis and Design 3
FLMC 2331 Video Visual Effects II 3
IMED 2345 Interactive Digital Media II 3
IMED 2311-or-IMED 2380 Portfolio Development2-or-Cooperative Education: Interactive Media2 3
Multimedia Designer Certificate Program Total 45 Credits


  1. Choose from the AAS Core
  2. Capstone Course

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Career Options

Median wage: Wages vary by position title and credentials1

Representative career titles and job positions for this program plan include:

  • Animator2
  • Multimedia Designer2
  • Interaction Designer2

Gainful Employment

The U.S. Department of Education requires colleges to disclose a variety of information for any financial aid eligible program that “prepares students for gainful employment in a recognized occupation."


  1. Wage data is based on annual salaries from Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Employment Statistics, 2016
  2. Position titles vary by employer and location.


Figuring out how to pay for college is one of the toughest parts of earning a degree but attending LSC is an affordable option for most students. Tuition rates are based on residency and you can get an estimate of your costs by using our LSC Tuition & Fees chart.

Average full-time tuition is $800 per semester.

Financial Aid

Financial aid helps students and their families pay for college. There are several types of financial aid available to LSC students and financial aid packages may include more than one type of award.

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