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Visual Communications at South Carolina

Visual communicators tell stories. With a major in visual communications you can learn to tell stories through photography, video, illustration, print publications or electronic design. Our core courses teach you the basics, and as you discover your talents, you choose the electives and out-of-classroom experiences that match your interests.

What to Expect

As a visual communications major, you will use the latest technology in a series of courses that emphasize multimedia production and writing. Later, you can apply your knowledge in an internship with an ad agency, public relations firm, newspaper or magazine, hone your skills and gain valuable hands-on experience in your visual communications specialty. As a senior, you will complete a capstone experience in which you will prepare a multimedia portfolio that will allow you to shine in a competitive job market.

 

Undergraduate Degree

B B.A. in Journalism and Mass Communications

The Visual Communications Program is housed in the School of Journalism and Mass Communications, which is nationally accredited by the Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communications. The bachelor's program in visual communications curriculum begins with a strong liberal arts base and expands into cutting-edge courses that include:

  • Photovisual Communications
  • Introduction to Visual Communications
  • Graphics for Visual Communications
  • Informational Graphics for the Mass Media
  • Advanced Photovisual Communications
  • Advanced Visual Communications

 

Apply for Undergraduate Admission

Our Office of Undergraduate Admissions provides the most current information on the application process so you can check the requirements based on your current status and find university scholarships.

 

Graduate Degrees

The School of Journalism and Mass Communications offers both a Master of Arts in Journalism and a Master of Mass Communication as well as a dual program with the School of Law. Students can also pursue a Ph.D. in Mass Communication.

M  M.A. in Journalism and Mass Communications

Graduate Admissions Coordinator: Trey Patty, 803-777-5067, pattyk@mailbox.sc.edu
Program Contact: Camea Cato, 803-777-5166, catocam@mailbox.sc.edu

Application information for this degree is available through our Graduate School. 

M  M.M.C. in Journalism and Mass Communications

Graduate Admissions Coordinator: Trey Patty, 803-777-5067, pattyk@mailbox.sc.edu
Program Contact: Camea Cato, 803-777-5166, catocam@mailbox.sc.edu

Application information for this degree is available through our Graduate School. 

D  Ph.D. in Journalism and Mass Communications

Graduate Admissions Coordinator: Trey Patty, 803- 777-5067, pattyk@mailbox.sc.edu
Program Contact: Camea Cato, 803-777-5166, catocam@mailbox.sc.edu

Application information for this degree is available through our Graduate School. 

DD  M.M.C. / J.D. in Journalism and Mass Communications and Law (Dual Degree)

Through special arrangement, the university offers dual degree programs in certain areas to permit a student to work on two degrees concurrently by combining credits, resulting in the student taking fewer courses than the total required if each degree were pursued independently.

This program, offered by the School of Journalism and Mass Communications and the School of Law, culminates in a Master of Mass Communication in Journalism and a Juris Doctor.

Application information for this degree is available through our Graduate School.

Explore Our Graduate School 

The Graduate School administers the application process for all of the university's doctoral, master’s, certificate and dual degree programs. Take a look at what you will need to do before you apply.