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Visual Communications Design

Purdue University

48 months
Duration
31104 USD/year
28794 USD/year
9992 USD/year
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About

The Purdue University Visual Communications Design (VCD) program develops students as problem seekers and solvers with the capability to plan communication strategies and form effective visual products. 

Overview

The curriculum is structured to prepare students for a profession that is evolving rapidly and influenced by computer technology advances Students are prepared to master the technical and conceptual skills involved in typography, image generation, visual structure, color design and composition, as well as to conduct research, think conceptually, work collaboratively in teams, articulate and present ideas, and critically evaluate the form-making process. 

Our program at the Purdue University provides students with a broad background and thorough understanding of both medium and message, so that they can combine words, ideas, and images in original ways to convey information and promote ideas to targeted audiences.

Careers in Visual Communications Design

  • Graphic Designer
  • Advertising
  • Design Consultant
  • Package Design
  • Web Designer
  • UX Designer
  • Data Visualization

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Design
  • Basic Drawing
  • History Of Design
  • Design
  • Studio In Visual Communications Design
  • Visual Communications Design Computing
  • Fundamentals of Interactive Multimedia Design
  • Web Design for Visual Communications
  • Visual Communications Design
  • Professional Practice For Visual Communication Designers
  • Student Visual Design Service

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details
  • If you're applying to begin in the spring or summer term, submit application as early as possible prior to the start of the term.

Credits

120 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
2.5

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Apply Online: $60 Application Fee
  • Secondary School Grades
  • Official SAT or ACT Score: SAT or ACT scores with writing is strongly encouraged for international citizens. 
  • Proof of English Proficiency
  • Letter of Recommendation: Though not required, a letter of recommendation is strongly encouraged, especially for students eligible to be considered for scholarships, for the Honors College or for those who are applying to highly competitive programs.

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    31104 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 31104 USD per year during 48 months.
  • National

    28794 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 28794 USD per year during 48 months.
  • In-State

    9992 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9992 USD per year during 48 months.

Living costs for West Lafayette

1096 - 1774 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

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