The Lone Star College-North Harris Visual Communication department will host a spring Visual Communication Portfolio Show on Wednesday, April 20 at 4 p.m. in the college’s Digital Technology Center Lobby, located at 2700 W.W. Thorne Dr. Houston, TX 77073. The community is invited to attend this free event.
The student portfolio show will exhibit the work of graduating Visual Communication students in their final semester at LSC-North Harris. These students are completing Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degrees or certificates in graphic design, video production, animation, multimedia production or web design. Students will have table displays featuring their work and will be available for questions throughout the event.
Students can use the portfolio show as a “pre-interview” to showcase their works to industry professionals. The portfolio show is a big stepping-stone for many of the student artists, as many of the past participants have been hired as a direct result of these shows.
“This is a great opportunity to meet our graduating students, to informally interview them as prospective interns, or to be inspired by the youthful energetic creations of the next generation of graphic designers, videographers, web designers, animators, and multimedia specialists,” said LSC-North Harris Visual Communication Department Chair, Dr. Kendall Lawrence.
The visual communication program at LSC-North Harris provides students with skills needed for careers in commercial art and design, desktop publishing, web design, 3-D animation, multimedia development, and video and post-production. Students can choose to earn a certificate in one or more of these areas, and/or an Associate of Applied Science degree in Visual Communication.
The demand for these skills comes from a variety of industries including advertising, consumer products, education, financial, entertainment, government, legal, manufacturing, medical, petroleum, publishing, transportation, and video production. Why such a broad range in career industries? Companies want and need to communicate with clients, customers, and community, and nothing is more lasting than the emotional impact of visual imagery.
The LSC-North Harris Visual Communication program features:
• Hands-on training on latest software and hardware on both PC and Mac platforms in small class settings.
• Up-to-date job skills and knowledge from instructors with real-world work experience in the industry.
• Project-based classes to build up your portfolio for job interviews.
• Accessible and quality education at a much more affordable cost than four-year universities.
• Degree transferable to major area universities to apply towards a bachelor’s degree.
For more information about the spring portfolio show or the LSC-North Harris Visual Communication program, call 281.618.5709.
Lone Star College-North Harris is located at 2700 W.W. Thorne Drive, one-half mile south of FM 1960 East, between Aldine-Westfield and Hardy Roads. For more information about the college, call 281.618.5400 or visit LoneStar.edu/NorthHarris.
Lone Star College has been opening doors to a better community for more than 40 years. Founded in 1973, LSC remains steadfast in its commitment to student success and credential completion. Today, with almost 83,000 students in credit classes, and a total enrollment of more than 95,000, Lone Star College is the largest institution of higher education in the Houston area and one of the fastest-growing community colleges in the nation. Stephen C. Head, Ph.D., is the chancellor of LSC, which consists of six colleges including LSC-CyFair, LSC-Kingwood, LSC-Montgomery, LSC-North Harris, LSC-Tomball and LSC-University Park, seven centers, LSC-University Center at Montgomery, LSC-University Center at University Park, Lone Star Corporate College, and LSC-Online. To learn more visit LoneStar.edu.