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The Language of Images: Careers in Visual Communications
The business world constantly demands original images, from billboards and television commercials to websites and corporate logos. If you are a creative person with the right training, you might have many options for successful careers in visual communications.

Jobs Options
Several careers fall under the umbrella of visual communications, including:

  • Graphic artist
  • Advertising executive
  • Fashion designer
  • Web art director
  • Animator
  • Website designer
  • Artist
  • Photographer

Training for Jobs in Visual Communications
You may gain the necessary skills for your chosen visual communications specialty by earning a technical certificate, associate's degree, bachelor's degree, or master's degree in your field. Of course, your program of study could vary depending on your specialization. For example, a graphic designer might study typography and basic color principles, while a fashion designer may learn about visual merchandising and textiles. Regardless of your chosen specialty, you should seek out an internship while you are in school. Not only can internships let you practice your classroom knowledge, they can help you build a network of possible employers.



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            AAA in Digital Graphic Arts
            Remington College , Fort Worth
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            • Dallas campus named 2013 School of the Year by the National Association for Health Professionals (NAHP).
            • Tuition covers course-required materials for campus students, including books, lab equipment, and class supplies.
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            Graphic Arts - Information Design (BS)
            CollegeAmerica , Colorado Springs

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            Graphic Arts (AAS)
            Stevens-Henager , Salt Lake City

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            Graphic Design Technology
            • Offers career placement assistance, helping students prepare their resume, conduct job searches, and find employment after graduation.
            • Class sizes range from 10-25 students at a time allowing for more one-on-one instruction.
            • Provides diploma programs in business, healthcare, legal administration, and art & design.
            • Instructors are industry-experienced professionals whose offer real-world expertise and insight into the current job market.
            • 5 campus locations across the Alberta province in Canada.
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