Visual Communication

From games to graphics, ACC is your direct portal to creative careers

ACC's Visual Communication Program prepares you to jump into profitable, creative careers, with training in graphic design, illustration, web and interactive design, graphic arts technology, motion graphics, 2D animation, and 3D animation. If video games are your thing, be sure to check out ACC's Game Development Institute, a cutting- edge program where game lovers morph into game developers through training in game art and design. Our top-notch faculty includes local digital industry professionals eager to provide you with real world knowledge from years of experience in the business. ACC offers eight two-year Associate of Applied Science degrees in the areas above, as well as multiple certificates requiring four to six semesters of study. After graduation you'll be ready for a picture-perfect career.

What skills can I gain?

Students build expertise in art, design, and conceptual fundamentals, plus the latest digital industry software. Depending on area of specialization, students may practice producing professional-quality brochures, logos, package design, websites, video games, animations, or special effects for film.

Associate of applied science degrees are available in the following areas: 2D Animation, 3D Animation, Game Art, Game Design, Graphic Arts Technology, Graphic Design, Motion Graphics, and Web and Interactive Design.

Certificates, requiring four to six semesters of study are available in these areas: 2D Animation, 3D Animation, Game Art, Game Design, Graphic Arts Technology, Graphic Design, Motion Graphics, and Web and Interactive Design.

An enhanced skills certificate, for students who have already earned a degree in Visual Communication or Art, is available in Illustration.

How long will it take to get a degree or certification?

Students typically require at least two years to complete an associate degree, which can be the foundation for a four-year degree. Certificates take less time, involve fewer general academic classes, and are often preferred by those looking to expand and hone their existing professional skills.

Where can I work with this education?

Visual Communication graduates work for advertising and design agencies, movie and video game studios, magazines, web development firms, and various businesses with in-house visual communication needs.

How do I get started at ACC and where can I find out about financial aid?

Visit ACC's future student's page for admissions information. The financial aid page has links for eligibility and applications.