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Design with a concentration in visual communications

Virginia Commonwealth University

24 months
Duration
25956 USD/year
25956 USD/year
12618 USD/year
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About

The Design with a concentration in visual communications program at Virginia Commonwealth University prepares graduate students to assume a leadership role in a complex and expanding profession.

Overview

About the Program

To this end, the Design with a concentration in visual communications program at Virginia Commonwealth University develops the philosophy and personal direction of each student and focuses your resources on functional and expressive visual communications. You will concentrate on the philosophical, communicative, and aesthetic relationships of visual problem-solving and interacting skills leading to the effective articulation of concepts.

The program is oriented toward individuals interested in conducting visual or theoretical research, and in investigating the intersection of function and expression in design problem-solving. The faculty emphasizes a rigorous theoretical framework, a historical perspective, and an awareness of contemporary issues as the basis for addressing present and future communication problems.

The program encourages and actively integrates ethical issues and a concern for the natural environment into its curriculum. Faculty continually stress the contextual significance and influence of visual communications design on society and culture and its capacity to affect both the perception and reality of the individual’s quality of life.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Visual Communications Workshop
  • Research Methods in Visual Communications
  • Visual Communications Seminar
  • Research Documentation and Exhibition Design
  • Directed Thesis Research in Visual Communications

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Credits

60 SCH

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • 36 undergraduate credit hours in studio art that should include a minimum of 20 credit hours in visual communications and/or related fields
  • Interview
  • The applicant must provide a personal statement discussing reasons for pursuing graduate study
  • All applicants must present grades (marks) that reflect superior ability and serious effort
  • All non-native English-speaking applicants must provide evidence of English language proficiency
  • Individual departments or schools may have special requirements such as the Graduate Record Examination or Graduate Management Admission Test
  • Prospective students who have studied outside of the U.S. must provide an official course-by-course external credential evaluation as a required part of the admission process
  • Proof of adequate funds to live and study full time at VCU by submitting an I-20 DS Request Form accompanied by an original bank verification letter
  • A $70 state-required application fee

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    25956 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 25956 USD per year during 24 months.
  • National

    25956 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 25956 USD per year during 24 months.
  • In-State

    12618 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 12618 USD per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Richmond

1071 - 1750 USD /month
Living costs

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Funding

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