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Visual Communications

Design Your Own Future… Study Visual Communications at Sinclair

From stationery to magazines and packaging to multimedia, graphic designers have a variety of career options and marketable skills. The visual communications program at Sinclair works to provide you with state-of-the art instruction to help you develop real-world job skills.

Graphic design work is creative, fast-paced and in-demand by most businesses and Sinclair is prepared to help you enter this growing field. In addition to design experience and program understanding, you will also gain advanced computer skills, develop a portfolio and practice job-seeking techniques.

This program might be for you if:

  • You consider yourself artistic and enjoy creating in a variety of mediums.
  • You would like to work in fast-paced, creative environments.
  • You are familiar and enjoy working with computers and new technologies.
  • You find yourself admiring advertisements and want to make your art seen.

Visual communications graduates typically pursue careers as graphic artists in corporations and private design studios, advertising and marketing agencies, newspapers, magazine and book publishers, and even interactive media and Web design studios.

Degree Programs

Visual Communications - Associate of Applied Science

The program prepares students for careers in visual communication which is creative, fast paced and in demand by most businesses. Students will develop the knowledge and technical skills necessary to create both printed and digital design work. This includes the design of stationery, brochures, magazines, advertising, packaging, signage, web pages, interactive media and other pieces. Creativity, problem solving and the design process are stressed. Advanced computer skills, portfolio development and job-seeking strategies are also incorporated into the curriculum.

Interested in learning more about this degree program?

Program Accreditation Information
Sinclair’s Visual Communications program is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD)


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Transfer Opportunities

Make the most of your education by starting at Sinclair Community College. Our quality programs and low tuition make it a great place to start even if you intend to further your education beyond an associate degree or certificate. You would be surprised at the money you could save by completing your first two years of study at Sinclair—just take a look at our low tuition and see the savings for yourself. You can also learn more by visiting Sinclair’s Transfer Web site »

Articulation & Transfer Agreements

Sinclair works directly with many four-year schools in Ohio and beyond to ensure the college credit you earn will transfer easily to those schools. By developing articulation agreements, formal agreements between colleges detailing the recognition of college credit between the schools, you will know you are meeting the requirements needed at the four-year school of your choice. Learn more about articulation and transfer »

Visual Communication Agreements

Sinclair Community College has worked to develop program-specific agreements to assist you in a more seamless process when transferring from a specific Sinclair degree program to a bachelor’s degree program in the same area of study.

Programs & Articulation Agreements

Visual Communication, Associate of Applied Science

Articulation agreements in place for transfer to:

  • Wright State University (Fine Arts)

Transferring Individual Classes

In addition to transferring with a degree, college credit for many courses, including some of those in the visual communications’ program curriculum, are accepted at other colleges and universities. Learn more about course equivalency »

General Agreements

While at Sinclair, if you plan to complete any associate degree program, there are agreements in place to help you easily transfer into a variety of bachelor’s degree completion programs.

Your transfer opportunities
may include:

  • Antioch University McGregor
  • Franklin University
  • Kaplan University
  • Ohio Dominican University
  • Ohio University
  • Purdue University
  • Strayer University
  • Wilberforce University
  • Wright State University
  • and more…

View articulation agreements »

Ohio Transfer Module

The Associate of Arts and the Associate of Science degree programs fulfill the requirements for the Ohio Transfer Module at other public colleges and universities. Students in applied associate degree programs may complete some individual transfer module courses within their degree program or continue beyond their program to complete the entire transfer module.

Upon completion of the Ohio Transfer Module, students will be able to enter most Ohio four-year colleges and universities as a junior with your general education requirements completed. Find out more about the Ohio Transfer Module…

Please Note: Sinclair continues to work with other colleges and universities to provide more opportunities through new articulation and transfer agreements. Please consult with an academic advisor for the most up-to-date information.

Related Programs

Sinclair Community College offers a wide variety of certificate and degree programs. With so many to choose from, we are sure that you can find a program that suits your needs. If you are interested in the visual communications programs, you might also be interested in learning more about these programs at Sinclair: