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Visual Communication Design

Arizona State University

36 months
25200 USD/year
23544 USD/year
11720 USD/year
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Students in this Visual Communication Design MVCD program from Arizona State University work on strategic visual communication design projects with a focus on the development of visual language systems firmly grounded on the principles of information design, typography and interaction design.


Students engage in visual and theoretical research, ideation, visualization, prototyping and testing of creative solutions that address critical problems faced in the contemporary visual world.

Graduates of this Visual Communication Design MVCD program from Arizona State University are adept in working with fundamental principles of visual communication design, emotional intelligence and systems thinking in problem identification and its appropriate contextual solutions. They pursue professional practice in visual communication and multimedia industry as well as in academia.

Career Opportunities

Graduates pursue professional practice in visual communication, experience design and strategic design as well as in academia. Career opportunities include:

  • creative lead
  • design critic
  • design futures professional
  • design researcher
  • design manager
  • experience designer
  • interaction designer
  • senior visual communication designer
  • service designer
  • social designer
  • strategic designer
  • UX designer
  • visual design consultant
  • visual sense-maker

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Teaching Design
  • Internship
  • Advanced Visual Communication Design Studio
  • Web Design and Development
  • Visual Effects
  • Graphic Communications

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines


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Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Applicants must fulfill the requirements of both the Graduate College and the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts.
  • Applicants are eligible to apply to the program if they have earned a bachelor's or master's degree, in any field, from a regionally accredited institution. Students should see below for information on the qualifications for a two-year program of study or a three-plus-year program of study.
  • Applicants must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.00 (scale is 4.00 = "A") in the last 60 hours of their first bachelor's degree program, or applicants must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.00 (scale is 4.00 = "A") in an applicable master's degree program.

All applicants must submit:

  • graduate admission application and application fee
  • official transcripts
  • additional required application items submitted to SlideRoom (see below)
  • two letters of reference
  • proof of English proficiency

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    25200 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 25200 USD per year during 36 months.
  • National

    23544 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 23544 USD per year during 36 months.
  • In-State

    11720 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 11720 USD per year during 36 months.

Living costs for Tempe Junction

900 - 1350 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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