Design and Visual Communications Colleges and Programs

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This is a program in the applied visual arts that focuses on the general principles and techniques for effectively packaging products and communicating information and ideas in digital and other formats to consumer and business audiences, and that may prepare individuals in any of the applied art media.

The accredited schools, colleges and universities listed below offer majors and degree programs in Design and Visual Communications.

Academy College

1101 E. 78th Street, Suite 100, Minneapolis, MN 55420-1554

Phone Number:(952) 851-0066
Website:www.academycollege.edu
School Type:4-year private for-profit
Awards Offered:1-year certificate
2-year certificate
Associate’s degree
Bachelor’s degree
Campus setting:Large suburb
Campus housing:No
Student Population:268 (268 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty Ratio:8 to 1

AI Miami International University of Art and Design

1501 Biscayne Boulevard, Miami, FL 33132-1418

Phone Number:(800) 225-9023
Website:www.artinstitutes.edu/miami/
School Type:4-year private for-profit
Awards Offered:1-year certificate
2-year certificate
Associate’s degree
Bachelor’s degree
Master’s degree
Campus setting:Large city
Campus housing:Yes
Student Population:5,314 (5,229 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty Ratio:18 to 1
Admissions:www.artinstitutes.edu/miami/Admissions/
Financial Aid:www.artinstitutes.edu/miami/FinancialAid/
Online Application:www.applyweb.com/apply/ifa/

Alaska Vocational Technical Center

809 Second Avenue, Seward, AK 99664-0889

Phone Number:(907) 224-3322
Website:www.avtec.edu/
School Type:Public, less-than 2-year
Awards Offered:1-year certificate
2-year certificate
Campus setting:Remote rural community
Campus housing:Yes
Student Population:1,079 (1,079 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty Ratio:26 to 1
Admissions:www.avtec.edu/Admissions.htm
Financial Aid:www.avtec.edu/Admissions.htm#FinancialAid
Online Application:www.avtec.edu/ApplyNow.htm

American InterContinental University-Online

231 N. Martingale Rd. Schaumburg, IL 60173

Phone Number:(310) 302-2000
Website:www.aiuniv.edu
School Type:4-year private for-profit
Awards Offered:Associate’s degree
Bachelor’s degree
Campus setting:Large city
Campus housing:No
Student Population:40,127 (36,448 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty Ratio:98 to 1

American InterContinental University-Online

5550 Prairie Stone Pky-Ste 130, Hoffman Estates, IL 60192

Phone Number:(877) 701-3800
Website:www.aiuniv.edu
School Type:4-year private for-profit
Awards Offered:Associate’s degree
Bachelor’s degree
Master’s degree
Campus setting:Rural fringe community
Campus housing:No
Student Population:40,127 (36,448 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty Ratio:98 to 1
Admissions:www.aiuniv.edu
Financial Aid:www.aiuniv.edu
Online Application:www.aiuniv.edu

Anderson University

1100 E 5th St, Anderson, IN 46012-3495

Phone Number:(765) 649-9071
Website:www.anderson.edu
School Type:4-year private not-for-profit
Awards Offered:Associate’s degree
Bachelor’s degree
Master’s degree
Doctor’s degree – research/scholarship
Campus setting:Small city
Campus housing:Yes
Student Population:3,207 (2,312 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty Ratio:21 to 1

Angelina College

3500 South First, Lufkin, TX 75902-1768

Phone Number:(936) 639-1301
Website:www.angelina.edu
School Type:2-year public
Awards Offered:1-year certificate
2-year certificate
Associate’s degree
Campus setting:Remote town
Campus housing:Yes
Student Population:6,862 (6,862 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty Ratio:18 to 1

Auburn University Main Campus

Auburn, Alabama, Auburn University, AL 36849

Phone Number:(334) 844-4000
Website:www.auburn.edu
School Type:4-year public
Awards Offered:Bachelor’s degree
Postbaccalaureate certificate
Master’s degree
Post-master’s certificate
Doctor’s degree
Doctor’s degree – other
Campus setting:Small city
Campus housing:Yes
Student Population:26,221 (21,083 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty Ratio:20 to 1

Belmont University

1900 Belmont Blvd, Nashville, TN 37212-3757

Phone Number:(615) 460-6000
Website:www.belmont.edu
School Type:4-year private not-for-profit
Awards Offered:Bachelor’s degree
Master’s degree
Post-master’s certificate
Doctor’s degree – professional practice
Campus setting:Large city
Campus housing:Yes
Student Population:5,601 (4,577 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty Ratio:10 to 1

Bennington College

One College Drive, Bennington, VT 05201-6003

Phone Number:(802) 442-5401
Website:www.bennington.edu
School Type:4-year private not-for-profit
Awards Offered:Bachelor’s degree
Postbaccalaureate certificate
Master’s degree
Campus setting:Rural fringe community
Campus housing:Yes
Student Population:826 (660 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty Ratio:8 to 1

Bethesda Christian University

730 N. Euclid St, Anaheim, CA 92801

Phone Number:(714) 517-1945
Website:www.bcu.edu
School Type:4-year private not-for-profit
Awards Offered:1-year certificate
Bachelor’s degree
Master’s degree
Doctor’s degree – professional practice
Campus setting:Large city
Campus housing:No
Student Population:339 (195 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty Ratio:57 to 1

Black Hawk College

6600-34th Avenue, Moline, IL 61265-5899

Phone Number:(309) 796-5000
Website:www.bhc.edu
School Type:2-year public
Awards Offered:1-year certificate
2-year certificate
Associate’s degree
Campus setting:Small city
Campus housing:No
Student Population:12,474 (12,474 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty Ratio:38 to 1
Admissions:www.bhc.edu/index.asp?NID=221
Financial Aid:www.bhc.edu/index.asp?NID=247
Online Application:www.bhc.edu/index.asp?nid=651

Boise State University

1910 University Dr, Boise, ID 83725

Phone Number:(208) 426-1011
Website:www.boisestate.edu
School Type:4-year public
Awards Offered:Associate’s degree
Bachelor’s degree
Postbaccalaureate certificate
Master’s degree
Doctor’s degree
Campus setting:Midsize city
Campus housing:Yes
Student Population:27,610 (22,664 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty Ratio:27 to 1
Admissions:admissions.boisestate.edu/
Financial Aid:financialaid.boisestate.edu/
Online Application:admissions.boisestate.edu/applynow/

Bowie State University

14000 Jericho Park Rd, Bowie, MD 20715-9465

Phone Number:(301) 860-4000
Website:www.bowiestate.edu
School Type:4-year public
Awards Offered:Bachelor’s degree
Postbaccalaureate certificate
Master’s degree
Post-master’s certificate
Doctor’s degree – research/scholarship
Campus setting:Large suburb
Campus housing:Yes
Student Population:6,204 (4,759 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty Ratio:16 to 1

Bowling Green State University-Firelands

One University Drive, Huron, OH 44839-9791

Phone Number:(419) 433-5560
Website:www.firelands.bgsu.edu
School Type:2-year public
Awards Offered:2-year certificate
Associate’s degree
Campus setting:Rural fringe community
Campus housing:No
Student Population:3,153 (3,058 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty Ratio:24 to 1
Admissions:www.firelands.bgsu.edu/offices/admission/
Financial Aid:www.firelands.bgsu.edu/offices/sfa/index.html
Online Application:choose.bgsu.edu/firelands

Bowling Green State University-Main Campus

220 McFall Ctr, Bowling Green, OH 43403

Phone Number:(419) 372-2531
Website:www.bgsu.edu
School Type:4-year public
Awards Offered:Bachelor’s degree
Postbaccalaureate certificate
Master’s degree
Post-master’s certificate
Doctor’s degree – research/scholarship
Campus setting:Distant town
Campus housing:Yes
Student Population:20,654 (16,359 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty Ratio:20 to 1

Brigham Young University

Main Campus, Provo, UT 84602

Phone Number:(801) 422-4636
Website:www.byu.edu
School Type:4-year private not-for-profit
Awards Offered:Bachelor’s degree
Postbaccalaureate certificate
Master’s degree
Doctor’s degree
Campus setting:Midsize city
Campus housing:Yes
Student Population:42,868 (39,085 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty Ratio:27 to 1

Brookhaven College

3939 Valley View Ln, Farmers Branch, TX 75244-4997

Phone Number:(972) 860-4700
Website:www.dcccd.edu
School Type:2-year public
Awards Offered:2-year certificate
Associate’s degree
Campus setting:Large suburb
Campus housing:No
Student Population:21,780 (21,780 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty Ratio:39 to 1

Brown College

1440 Northland Dr, Mendota Heights, MN 55120-1004

Phone Number:(651) 905-3400
Website:www.browncollege.edu
School Type:4-year private for-profit
Awards Offered:Associate’s degree
Bachelor’s degree
Campus setting:Large suburb
Campus housing:No
Student Population:1,616 (1,616 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty Ratio:13 to 1
Admissions:contact.browncollege.edu/
Financial Aid:www.browncollege.edu/fa/
Online Application:my.browncollege.edu/enroll/index.aspx?src=207

Bryant and Stratton College-Amherst Campus

Audubon Business Centre, 40 Hazelwood Drive, Amherst, NY 14228

Phone Number:(716) 691-0012
Website:www.bryantstratton.edu
School Type:4-year private for-profit
Awards Offered:Associate’s degree
Bachelor’s degree
Campus setting:Large suburb
Campus housing:No
Student Population:640 (640 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty Ratio:11 to 1
Admissions:www.bryantstratton.edu
Financial Aid:www.bryantstratton.edu
Online Application:www.bryantstratton.edu

California Institute of the Arts

24700 W McBean Pky, Valencia, CA 91355-2397

Phone Number:(661) 255-1050
Website:www.calarts.edu
School Type:4-year private not-for-profit
Awards Offered:Bachelor’s degree
Postbaccalaureate certificate
Master’s degree
Doctor’s degree – research/scholarship
Campus setting:Midsize suburb
Campus housing:Yes
Student Population:1,394 (882 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty Ratio:6 to 1
Admissions:www.calarts.edu
Financial Aid:www.calarts.edu
Online Application:www.calarts.edu

Cornish College of the Arts

1000 Lenora Street, Seattle, WA 98121

Phone Number:(206) 726-5016
Website:www.cornish.edu
School Type:4-year private not-for-profit
Awards Offered:4-year certificate
Bachelor’s degree
Campus setting:Large city
Campus housing:Yes
Student Population:825 (825 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty Ratio:5 to 1
Admissions:www.cornish.edu/admission/
Financial Aid:www.cornish.edu/finaid/
Online Application:www.cornish.edu/admission/apply/apply_online/

DigiPen Institute of Technology

9931 Willows Rd NE, Redmond, WA 98052

Phone Number:(425) 558-0299
Website:www.digipen.edu
School Type:4-year private for-profit
Awards Offered:Bachelor’s degree
Master’s degree
Campus setting:Large suburb
Campus housing:No
Student Population:917 (874 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty Ratio:15 to 1
Admissions:www.digipen.edu/prospective-students/
Financial Aid:www.digipen.edu/financial-aid/
Online Application:management.digipen.edu/srs-app/

Freed-Hardeman University

158 E Main St, Henderson, TN 38340-2399

Phone Number:(800) 348-3481
Website:www.fhu.edu
School Type:4-year private not-for-profit
Awards Offered:Associate’s degree
Bachelor’s degree
Postbaccalaureate certificate
Master’s degree
Post-master’s certificate
Campus setting:Distant town
Campus housing:Yes
Student Population:2,260 (1,588 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty Ratio:17 to 1
Admissions:www.fhu.edu/admissions
Financial Aid:www.fhu.edu/admissions/tuition
Online Application:my.fhu.edu/Admissions/Application.aspx?applicat…

International Academy of Design and Technology

One North State Street – Suite 500, Chicago, IL 60602-3300

Phone Number:(312) 980-9200
Website:www.iadtchicago.edu
School Type:4-year private for-profit
Awards Offered:Associate’s degree
Bachelor’s degree
Campus setting:Large city
Campus housing:No
Student Population:3,122 (3,122 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty Ratio:22 to 1

Kansas City Art Institute

4415 Warwick Blvd, Kansas City, MO 64111-1874

Phone Number:(816) 472-4852
Website:www.kcai.edu
School Type:4-year private not-for-profit
Awards Offered:2-year certificate
Bachelor’s degree
Campus setting:Large city
Campus housing:Yes
Student Population:751 (751 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty Ratio:8 to 1
Admissions:www.kcai.edu/admissions/
Financial Aid:www.kcai.edu/cost-financing/contact-financial-aid
Online Application:www.kcai.edu/admissions/

Loyola University Chicago

1032 W. Sheridan Rd, Chicago, IL 60660

Phone Number:(773) 274-3000
Website:www.luc.edu
School Type:4-year private not-for-profit
Awards Offered:1-year certificate
Bachelor’s degree
Postbaccalaureate certificate
Master’s degree
Post-master’s certificate
Doctor’s degree
Campus setting:Large city
Campus housing:Yes
Student Population:18,094 (11,414 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty Ratio:13 to 1

Massachusetts College of Art and Design

621 Huntington Ave, Boston, MA 02115-5882

Phone Number:(617) 879-7000
Website:www.massart.edu
School Type:4-year public
Awards Offered:1-year certificate
2-year certificate
Bachelor’s degree
Postbaccalaureate certificate
Master’s degree
Campus setting:Large city
Campus housing:Yes
Student Population:3,288 (3,087 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty Ratio:11 to 1
Admissions:massart.edu/Admissions.html
Financial Aid:massart.edu/Admissions/Financial_Aid.html
Online Application:massart.edu/Admissions/Undergraduate_Students/A…

Otis College of Art and Design

9045 Lincoln Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90045-3505

Phone Number:(800) 527-6847
Website:www.otis.edu
School Type:4-year private not-for-profit
Awards Offered:Bachelor’s degree
Master’s degree
Campus setting:Large city
Campus housing:Yes
Student Population:1,293 (1,210 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty Ratio:5 to 1

Pennsylvania College of Art and Design

204 N Prince St, Lancaster, PA 17608-0059

Phone Number:(717) 396-7833
Website:www.pcad.edu
School Type:4-year private not-for-profit
Awards Offered:1-year certificate
Bachelor’s degree
Campus setting:Small city
Campus housing:No
Student Population:303 (303 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty Ratio:7 to 1
Admissions:www.pcad.edu/Admissions/tabid/64/Default.aspx
Financial Aid:www.pcad.edu/Admissions/FinancialAidTuition/tab…
Online Application:www.pcad.edu/Admissions/ApplyOnline/tabid/134/D…

Savannah College of Art and Design

342 Bull St, Savannah, GA 31402-3146

Phone Number:(912) 525-5000
Website:www.scad.edu
School Type:4-year private not-for-profit
Awards Offered:2-year certificate
Bachelor’s degree
Postbaccalaureate certificate
Master’s degree
Campus setting:Midsize city
Campus housing:Yes
Student Population:9,900 (8,183 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty Ratio:17 to 1

The Art Institute of Pittsburgh-Online Division

1400 Penn Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15222-4332

Phone Number:412E13
Website:www.artinstitutes.edu/pittsburgh
School Type:4-year private for-profit
Awards Offered:2-year certificate
Associate’s degree
Bachelor’s degree
Campus setting:Large city
Campus housing:No
Student Population:11,904 (11,904 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty Ratio:15 to 1
Admissions:www.aionline.edu/admissions/
Financial Aid:www.aionline.edu/tuition-financial-aid/
Online Application:apply.aionline.edu/app_getting_started.aspx

University of Washington-Seattle Campus

1400 NE Campus Parkway, Seattle, WA 98195-4550

Phone Number:(206) 543-2100
Website:www.washington.edu
School Type:4-year public
Awards Offered:Bachelor’s degree
Postbaccalaureate certificate
Master’s degree
Post-master’s certificate
Doctor’s degree
Campus setting:Large city
Campus housing:Yes
Student Population:49,323 (35,420 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty Ratio:12 to 1
Admissions:admit.washington.edu/admission/
Financial Aid:www.washington.edu/students/osfa/
Online Application:admit.washington.edu/admission/

Weber State University

3848 Harrison Blvd, Ogden, UT 84408-1137

Phone Number:(801) 626-6000
Website:www.weber.edu
School Type:4-year public
Awards Offered:1-year certificate
2-year certificate
Associate’s degree
4-year certificate
Bachelor’s degree
Postbaccalaureate certificate
Master’s degree
Campus setting:Small city
Campus housing:Yes
Student Population:28,129 (27,418 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty Ratio:33 to 1
Admissions:weber.edu/admissions/
Financial Aid:weber.edu/financialaid/
Online Application:www.weber.edu/admissions/studentapplication.html

Youngstown State University

One University Plaza, Youngstown, OH 44555-0001

Phone Number:(877) 468-6978
Website:www.ysu.edu
School Type:4-year public
Awards Offered:2-year certificate
Associate’s degree
Bachelor’s degree
Postbaccalaureate certificate
Master’s degree
Doctor’s degree – professional practice
Campus setting:Small city
Campus housing:Yes
Student Population:16,784 (14,603 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty Ratio:18 to 1
Admissions:web.ysu.edu/admissions
Financial Aid:cfweb.cc.ysu.edu/finaid/index.cfm
Online Application:web.ysu.edu/gen/ysu/Apply_to_YSU_m140.html

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