School of Humanities and Social Sciences
HSS is the cornerstone of St. Mary's liberal arts and Marianist education. With more than 20 disciplines to choose from, this is the largest school on campus.
About the visual communication design program
A Visual Communication Design minor can complement virtually any major at St. Mary’s and will enhance the marketability of graduates with degrees in the humanities, social sciences, business and arts. Students can pursue a minor in Visual Communication Design through existing classes in Fine Arts and English-Communication Arts, plus a new capstone course in Visual Communication Design.
In a world where technology continually advances and information is shared at an exponential rate, a successful message must be clear and effective for its target audience, while also standing out in a visually appealing way. As a result, there is an increasing need for our graduates to be trained as effective communicators who are fluent in visual design and digital technology. Furthermore, the ability to produce messages that are visually effective and shared digitally through social media is a skill that is in high demand, as evidenced by the increasing number of job openings in the field.
MINOR COURSES AND PLAN
What is visual communication design?
Visual communications designers transmit information to key audiences through visual media such as digital advertising, photos, billboards and animation.