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Visual Communication Arts: A.S.

The Visual Communication Arts degree prepares students for successful careers in Visual Communication and fosters students' transfer to four-year senior institutions. These diverse and dynamic careers include Animation, Graphic Design, Game Design, New Media Design, Web Design, Motion Graphics, Fashion Design, Scientific & Medical Illustration, Industrial Design, Art Education, Art History, Art Therapy, Architecture, Video Production, Editorial Illustration, Fine Arts, Interior Design and Photography.

Broadly, students in the Visual Communication Arts degree program will learn the theory and practice of the dynamic between an image and an idea. They will acquire the conceptual and technical skills critical to the application of contemporary image-based communication in a global environment. They will, too, analyze and evaluate the creative process. All students will complete a set of core courses: Introduction to Two-Dimensional Design, Introduction to Three-Dimensional Design, Beginning Drawing, Introduction to Computer Graphics, and an art history elective. They will also complete a Speaking or Theater course—Effective Speaking or Introduction to Acting or Oral Interpretation—and a cardiovascular Physical Education course. Too, they will complete General Education courses in the State University of New York Knowledge and Skills Areas of Mathematics, Natural Sciences, Social/Behavioral Sciences, Foreign Language/Western Civilization/Other World Civilizations, Humanities, The Arts, and Basic Communication.

The broad and deep and highly innovative curriculum of the program will meet the diverse needs, both immediate and life-long, of individuals and entities within the local community and beyond it. The student-centered orientation of the program will enhance its accessibility.


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Office: Titchener Building, Room 210
Telephone: 607 778-5094




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2+2 = a Professional Career

If you have just graduated from high school, why not pursue an exciting Visual Communication Arts Career at BCC!

Earn your Associate in Science Degree in Visual Communication Arts at BCC and then transfer to a four-year college for just two more years to complete your B.A., B.S. or B.F.A. degree.

  • Art Education
  • Art History
  • Art Therapy
  • Architecture
  • Animation
  • Editorial Illustration
  • Fashion Design
  • Fine Arts
  • Game Design
  • Industrial Design—automotive & product design
  • Interior Design
  • Photography
  • Scientific & Medical Illustration
  • Motion Graphics
  • New Media Design
  • Video Production
  • Web Design