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Education Details

Visual Communications
Award type: AA
Whatcom Community College

Program Details
Program Overview for Visual Communications
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Whatcom Community College
Program website
Program contact
Entry & Advising
(360) 383-3080
Program description
The visual communications program prepares students for entry into careers in graphic design for print, web, and digital media. The 90-credit curriculum balances the development of conceptual and visual problem solving skills with development of technical skills and knowledge of current industry practices. The second year may also include an internship at a supervised work site where the student gains practical experience in the field.
Financial Information
Average $1,630/qtr (WA resident), including tuition, fees, books, supplies, etc.
Tuition per credit
$116.26 (1-10 credits) $54.58 (11-18 credits) $98.93 (19+ credits) (WA resident)
Total program tuition
$11,410 (WA resident), including tuition, fees, books, supplies, etc.
$25 (application fee), $20 (one time placement testing), $30/lab class (lab fee), $20/qtr (bus pass), $6.32/credit (rec fee)
Books and materials
Average $120/qtr
Supplies, tools, uniform
Average $50/qtr (general academic supplies), art supplies
Program Information
Length of training
2 Years
Award type
Locations offered
Main Location view map
Public transportation service: Whatcom Transportation Authority

some courses online
Offered evenings/weekends
Offered onlinesome courses online
Entrance requirements
Second year (fall start): Portfolio. ESLA 117 or placement into ENGL& 101. Completion of the following courses: ART 112, ART 115 or ART 116, ART 185, ART& 100, ART 114, ART 205, or ART 215.
Certification/license required to work in this field
Certification/license obtained as part of training program
Certification/license test preparation provided