Create Your Future in Visual Communication

Imagine your dream design career. Art Director. Graphic Designer. Visual Designer. UX Designer. Visual Communication students work toward these careers, with a high-value, professional-class education from ACC. Keep reading to discover what you can achieve with us.

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Our Programs

What Is Visual Communication?

Visual communication can be hard to define, and we as a field of creatives don’t like to be boxed in! Whatever medium we work in — website, poster, infographic, app, ad, or so much more — visual communicators use modern and traditional tools and creativity to convey a message to a target audience. And visual communicators are in demand; for example, digital design is a career with faster-than-average growth (13%) predicted over the next decade.

An Education For Everyone

We know that no two Visual Communication students are alike. Whether online or in-person, classes are made up of students working at different paces toward different goals.

Your classmates’ diversity in background, age, perspective, and experience — combined with your unique identity — creates an engaging and supportive environment where you can experiment and grow toward your career.

Why ACC Visual Communication Is Right for You

Experienced Instructors

What will you receive from your instructors? Guidance and encouragement. The Visual Communications staff have built expertise as professionals in the design industry, working for organizations from mission-driven nonprofits to multinational corporations.

With their insight and your unique vision, you’ll graduate prepared for the first day in your field.

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Fantastic Value

ACC offers an affordable educational pathway to your career. With practical, hands-on learning in courses that meet your schedule, easy-to-understand payment plans, and financial aid and counseling opportunities, your education today doesn’t have to create a financial burden tomorrow.

Student Work

From day one, you’ll be challenged with assignments that require your imagination, technical skill, and the willingness to take some risk, all factors supported by your instructors and classmates. You’ll be amazed by the portfolios you and your classmates build in projects that reflect realistic industry expectations. Take a look at our programs to see more.

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The professors are all compassionate and care about us furthering ourselves not only as individuals, but as designers in a creative and fast-paced field.”

Natalie Luz Elorza-Welling, Graphic Design Alum

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Recent Viscom News

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    When it comes to job hunting, User Experience (UX) Design is one of the most competitive markets out there. While demand for UX positions continues to grow, so do the number of UX designers on the market. It can be overwhelming for a recent graduate just starting out to get … Read more
  • Viscom Student Designs Diverse Art Book
    Jeanne’ N. LaFrance graduated from our Graphic Design program in fall 2022. During her time as a student, The Art Galleries at ACC hired her to co-design The Necessity of Truth, a book highlighting a group of diverse artists exploring social justice and cultural awareness. The book was created as … Read more
  • Fall 2022 Portfolio Show Re-Cap
    On a foggy night in December, graduating Viscom students gathered for the first in-person Portfolio Show since the pandemic. Students had the opportunity to network with design professionals and meet their peers face to face, many of them for the first time. Students excitedly greeted friends as they table-hopped and … Read more