Visual Communication trains content creators for careers that require a broad set of visual skills that clearly and effectively communicate.

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Ready, Set, Create. Communicate Beyond the Spoken and Written Word.

This program focuses on legally and ethically creating content. We teach how to enhance communication skills by developing a set of broad visual skills including advertising, motion graphics, design, photography, presentation, web design, and more. This broad visual approach prepares students to work across many mediums and apply universal visual principles to new and emerging mediums.

Students enjoy learning to create visual assets that communicate with an intended audience through hands-on learning in and outside the classroom. Creating and collaborating in both personal and group projects are encouraged and celebrated across the emphasis.

My emphasis was in visual communication, and my module was video. I have had multiple roles, but I’ve been at the same place of employment since graduating. I’ve used many of my visual communication skills! I’ve mostly worked on optimizing and publishing content for the web. I work for the Media Library at the headquarters of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. My biggest success has stemmed from being able to display a wide variety of skills. A little bit of knowledge and experience can go a long way.

CallyAnn H.,
BYU-I Graduate

Career Path

Graduates with a degree in Visual Communication have a wide array of rewarding careers before them. Check out some of the top careers students get with this degree or explore more career options in I-Plan.

Highlighted Career Paths

Content Creator

Be in the trenches building visual content daily. Create everything from images to motion graphics for websites, blogs, social media, and more.

Marketing Specialist

Coordinate, plan, and schedule the creation and execution of marketing collateral and internal company projects.

Multimedia Specialist

Design and create multimedia products that are a compilation of sounds, pictures, graphics, videos, virtual reality, and/or motion graphics.

Visual Designer

Take information and find ways to create and communicate a message visually.

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Getting started in this degree

Students will complete 18 credits of major-specific courses which can be found in the course catalog for this degree. To find out if Visual Communication is right for you, take the following classes first:

  • COMM 100 — Introduction to Communication
  • COMM 102 — Public Speaking
  • COMM 111 — Writing for Communication Career

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