Master of Arts in Visual Communication Design Online Degree Program

Master of Arts in Visual Communication Design Online Degree Program

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Communicate through Visual Art by Earning Your Master of Arts in Visual Communication Design!

Liberty University’s 100% online Master of Arts in Visual Communication Design degree program provides you with the opportunity to enhance your oral and written communication skills through the use of visual media. Visual communication is primarily expressed in graphic design, illustrations, advertising, animation, signs, and typography. It also explores the addition of text to images and the power it has to educate and persuade an audience for maximum impact. You will be encouraged throughout this degree program to engage in coursework as a contributing designer by developing your critical and analytical skills, personal voice, and visual language. By obtaining essential design tools and skills, you will become an effective leader in the professional world. Additionally, our Master of Arts in Visual Communication online program allows for transfer directly into our Master of Fine Arts in Graphic Design.

Why Choose Liberty’s Master of Arts in Visual Communication Design Online Program?

The purpose of the Master in Visual Communication Design online degree is to produce visual artists, graphic designers and art educators rooted in a Christ-centered perspective that governs every decision, action, and work of art they undertake in the field of visual art. Courses in visual communication design will provide you with both practical and theoretical lessons which, when combined, produce a well-rounded perspective on various components in the field. You will complete special projects that emphasize layout designs applying to print and electronic media. In each course taken, you will have the opportunity to combine faith and academics in a meaningful and enlightening manner.

This program is designed for those interested in developing their skills in the area of visual communication design. Individuals who would like to enter the MFA program but do not have an existing portfolio for the application process will benefit from this Master Visual Communications Design degree.

What Will You Learn from Our Master Visual Communication Design Degree?

Art is everywhere, from graffiti, to film, in architecture, and museums. Liberty’s Master in Visual Communication Design degree will teach you about the various forms of art and how it can be implemented into visual communication design. You will be able to decode and conduct an in-depth study of contemporary and historical art. Special projects will be assigned in various courses in your communications degree which will allow you to put your creativity into action through building upon previous knowledge. You will be pushed towards individual achievement through the use vector illustration design.

In addition to training in creating visual communication design art, you will study the process to coordinate image and typography in order to produce a visual storytelling piece. Visual communication is crafted through your projects to give your artwork another dimension. Opportunities to learn and create interactive designs for a user-centered environment will be available. 

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Master of Arts in Visual Communication Design Program Highlights

  • By earning your online Master of Arts in Visual Communication Design degree from a non-profit university whose online programs ranked in the top five of more than 2,100 online colleges and universities for academic quality, affordability, and accessibility, you will be set apart from others in your field.
  • Tuition for all undergraduate, graduate and doctoral programs has not increased in three straight years. While many other online colleges have raised tuition, Liberty has been able to keep costs low as a non-profit university. 
  • Students can complete this V.C.D. degree program in less than two years.

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  • Strategic Communication
    • Liberty University’s Master of Arts in Strategic Communication offers a professional curriculum that emphasizes the principles and practices needed to succeed in the great variety of careers related to growing organizations in the digital communication age. You will be pushed to gain the skills necessary, through hands-on agency and project settings, to enhance your current career or begin a new one.

Military Benefits 

Are you a service member, veteran, military spouse, or Department of Defense employee? We are proud to support you in your pursuit of online education by offering the following benefits: 

  • Tuition discounts - $275 for graduate (per credit hour)
    • Additional discount for veterans who serve in a civilian capacity as an Emergency Responder (less than $625 per course).

Master of Arts in Visual Communication Design Program Format

  • 100% Online
  • 30 total credit hours
  • A maximum of 50% of the program hours may be transferred if approved and allowable.
  • Eight-week courses, eight different start dates each year, and no set login times.

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Potential Career Options in Visual Communication Design

After completion of your Master Visual Communication Design online degree, you can explore career options in many different areas of interest.

  • Advertising
  • Marketing
  • Business
  • Education