Master of Arts in Visual Communication Design Crafting Creativity in Visual Communication


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Transfer in up to 50% of the degree total

Are you an experienced artist who wishes to increase your knowledge of the latest techniques and tools in graphic design? Liberty University’s online Master of Arts in Visual Communication Design degree program seeks to provide you with the opportunity to enhance your oral and written communication skills as well as your graphic design 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.

Throughout this visual communication master’s degree, you can engage in coursework as a contributing designer by developing your critical and analytical skills, personal voice, and visual language. These essential design tools and expertise may allow you to become an effective leader in the professional world. Additionally, our master’s in visual communication design online degree program allows for the transfer of many courses directly into our Master of Fine Arts (MFA) in Graphic Design.

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  • Transfer in up to 50% of a Grad/Doctoral Degree

The purpose of our Master of Arts in Visual Communication Design online degree program is to produce visual artists, graphic designers, and art educators that are leaders in their fields. Our classes can help prepare you with new skills and emerging technological tools that are all taught from a Christian worldview. These classes are 100% online so you don’t have to worry about abandoning your current commitments to family, work, or your community.

Visual communication design online courses can provide you with both practical and theoretical lessons that, when combined, produce a well-rounded perspective on various aspects of the field. You will complete special projects that emphasize layout designs applying to print and electronic media. Upon graduation, you can have a professional portfolio that you can use to further your career or gain entry into an MFA degree program.

Art is everywhere, from graffiti to film and in architecture and museums. Liberty’s master’s in visual communication design online degree program can help sharpen your understanding of various forms of art and how it can be implemented into visual communication design. You can decode and conduct an in-depth study of contemporary and historical art. Various courses in your visual communications degree can help put your creativity into action by building upon previous knowledge as you create special projects.

In addition to creating design and visual communications art, you can study the process to coordinate images and typography in order to produce a visual storytelling piece. This visual communication design program seeks to combine your graphic design knowledge with the study of typographic history and theory to produce a piece that reflects your own academic or professional goals.

As the worlds of art and technology merge, new forms of artistic expression arise. You can learn how to take new technology in web design and digital media to produce interactive design systems. You can also learn advanced graphic design techniques to present information across a variety of media.

One of the outcomes of your visual communication degree is for you to develop a set of projects that can establish your portfolio for pursuing a professional career in the arts. Your portfolio can also be used to prepare for entry into a number of Master of Fine Arts programs.

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Available Benefits:

  • Tuition discounts – $275 per credit hour for graduate courses
  • Additional discount for veterans who service in a civilian capacity as a First Responder (less than $625 per course)*
  • 8-week courses, 8 different start dates each year, and no set login times (may exclude certain courses such as practicums, internships, or field experiences)

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