Individuals with artistic talents can pursue very rewarding careers in visual communications. Many multimedia specialists and graphic artists earned bachelor’s degrees in visual communications. Students enrolled in visual communication bachelor’s programs are required to complete courses in computer technology, communications, graphic design and publishing, illustration, and various courses on multimedia technologies. Most companies hiring visual communications specialists only hire candidates with bachelor’s degrees.
During the course of a visual communications bachelor’s program, many students decide to complete internships. This is a great way to acquire real world experience, and many companies look favorably upon job candidates who’ve completed internships.
The growth of the Internet and multimedia technologies should keep job growth in this industry increasing steadily during the next 10 years. During 2010, nearly 428,000 visual communication specialists were employed throughout the United States. About one fourth of these specialists performed freelance work.
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