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Overview

Description

The LSC Visual Communication program trains today’s digital designers in the communication media of the future. The goal of the program is to create a stimulating learning environment where students can pursue their specific interests within six areas of professional study: graphic design, multimedia, web design, video and post production, motion graphics 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.

Web designers are responsible for the visual appearance, layout, navigation system and interactivity of websites and mobile apps. Courses in the Web Design Certificate, which can be easily expanded into an AAS Degree, have been created with the help of our industry partners to provide training in front end HTML and CSS web page creation. Students learn from seasoned internet professionals how to design, create and manage websites and how to optimize the experience of the web user.

Upon completion, students are prepared to begin careers in web design and website management for areas such as retail and marketing departments in corporations, advertising agencies, educational institutions, the medical field, and self-employment.

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Contact

Please contact the Visual Communications Department for more information.

First Year

First Semester Courses 12 Credits
ARTC 1353 Computer Illustration 3
COSC 1336 Programming Fundamentals I 3
ARTC 1302 Digital Imaging I 3
ARTC 1317 Design Communication I 3
Second Semester Courses 12 Credits
IMED 1316 Web Design I 3
IMED 1345 Interactive Digital Media I 3
ARTS 1316 Drawing I 3
IMED 1301 Introduction to Digital Media 3
Third Semester Courses 9 Credits
ENGL 1301 Composition & Rhetoric I 3
Elective Social/Behavioral Science1 3
Elective Math (1314 or Higher; MATH 1332 Suggested)1 3

Second Year

First Semester Courses 12 Credits
IMED 2315 Web Design II 3
IMED 2345 Interactive Digital Media II 3
IMED 1341 Interface Design 3
Elective Creative Arts / Language, Philosophy & Culture1 3
Second Semester Courses 15 Credits
IMED 2309 Internet Commerce 3
IMED 2313 Project Analysis and Design 3
IMED 2349 Internet Server Management 3
IMED 2311-or-ARTC 2380 Portfolio Development2-or-Cooperative Education - Commercial and Advertising Art2 3
Elective General Education Elective1 3
Visual Communication AAS (Web Design Track) Program Total 60 Credits

Footnotes

  1. Choose from the AAS Core. EDUC 1300 can count toward your Elective but must be taken in your first semester.
  2. Capstone Course

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Career Options

Median wage: $62,4461

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

  • Web Designer2
  • Web Developer2

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."

Footnotes

  1. Wage data is based on annual salaries from Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Employment Statistics, 2013
  2. Position titles vary by employer and location.

Tuition

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.