Visual Communication Design

Visual Communication Design (VCD) is a course of study focused on graphic design and digital art in the Art Department. Students can major or minor in VCD, and the program offers three areas of concentration:


Visual Communication Design Students

In WOU's small classes, students work closely with faculty in a supportive, rigorous environment to gain creative and practical design skills in multiple media. Courses emphasize effective learning, collaboration, and technological expertise. Projects engage design challenges using a multitude of materials -- brochures, packaging, posters, websites, apps, exhibition displays, video, animation, and more.


Visual Communication Design students begin with art foundations courses, then continue with fundamentals of typography, photography, and digital images. They develop knowledge of design processes and theory, hone technical proficiencies, and incorporate research methods into their design work. Collaborative projects engage the campus and surrounding community, connecting students to the social role of design.



Meet VCD Major Makena Harris