The Loudoun Communication Design addresses problem-seeking and problem-solving skills. Importance is placed upon conceptual development and the integration of form and information for the purpose of effective communication to include current technological advances.
This program leads students to a creative careers in Graphic Design, Web Design and Multimedia Design, where pictures as well as words are created and designed to convey messages.
Purpose: The curriculum is designed for persons who seek full-time employment in the communication design field. The occupational objectives include graphic designer in the communication design marketplace.
Recommended Preparation: Proficiency in high school English and a satisfactory aptitude for drawing.
Equipment and Supplies: Communication Design students are required to purchase certain basic equipment and materials necessary to achieve professionally-oriented objectives. Most of the equipment is purchased in the beginning class (Introduction to Graphic Skills) and can be used throughout the two-year program.
Completion Requirements: After completion of the first year, the student's work will be reviewed to ascertain that development is sufficient to enter the communication design field. If satisfactory, the student will be permitted to complete the requirements for this degree program.