Visual Communication majors create images in a variety of settings for a variety of audiences. These messages inform, entertain, provoke and evoke curiosity. Digital technology adds new dimensions to the many ways we impart information. This program is designed for individuals seeking professional opportunities in photography, television, audio/video, and time-based media. We provide a solid foundation in processes, techniques, and visual principles coupled with intensive hands-on laboratory experiences with traditional and digital media so our students may explore the practices and procedures of media production.
This program encourages students to select a track that is most appropriate to the student’s career goals and/or transfer program requirements of four-year institutions. Program electives enhance employment opportunities while courses in design, computer generated images, web design, animation, drawing, theater, are highly desirable additions to the basic program.
Careers in the field:
Photo Illustration, Photojournalism, TV and Digital Video Production, Audio/Radio, Producer, Scriptwriter
Schools to transfer to:
SUNY: University of Buffalo, Brockport, Cortland, Fredonia, Oswego, Purchase, Buffalo State College, New Paltz; School of Visual Arts, Rochester Institute of Technology, Ithaca College, Brooklyn College
Specific skills learned:
Photographic documentation, digital photography, color photography, script-writing, broadcast performance, animation and special effects, radio productions, image manipulation, group communication, video production, studio lighting
Senior Technical Assistant Maryann Cianciotto
Coursework enhancement activities available:
WMCC Radio Station • Student Art Association • Cinema Society • Monroe Doctrine