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BFA: Visual Communications

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Program Description


The Visual Communications BFA program is consistently ranked amongst the top 10 design schools in the nation. 

We teach students how to open their eyes to a career as a creative person. We arm students with skills applicable to many design-related professions including Interaction Design, Graphic Design, Advertising, Illustration and Motion Graphics. We produce culture-makers who use the power of ideas to transform the world.

Our program engages students in an educational experience where they learn by doing. In our small classes, students have intense studio experiences exploring their creativity, developing skills, and designing in multiple media. Students work closely with professors in an environment that challenges them to re-think what they know about the world around them. Our students use the words "life-changing, exciting, challenging and fun" to describe their experience in the program.

Our graduates activate the future, applying their creativity to media you see everyday. Our alumni hold top positions in creative professions and maintain a close relationship to the program's past and current students. Through internships, study abroad programs, field trips, visiting artists and designers, our graduates leave school already "plugged-in" to their career path.

The BFA in Visual Communications is a 4-year degree program, beginning with 2 years of Core Art & Design courses followed by 2 years of BFA-VC courses.

Progressing to Visual Communications

Students may opt to pursue the Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) in Visual Communications after completion of a minimum of 40 credits of core courses with a C- or better.  The core review process is usually conducted in the Spring of sophomore year and requires: the successful submission of an electronic portfolio of original work, written responses to questions and an in-person interview with program faculty.

BFA majors are required to receive a grade of C- (2.66 GPA in art courses) or better in all art courses to continue in the degree path.​

Portfolios of Recent Graduates

​To see portfolios from the 2016 Visual Communications graduates, please click here:

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BFA: Visual Communications
  • Department of Art & Design
  • 104 Recitation Hall
  • University of Delaware
  • Newark, DE 19716, USA
  • Phone: 302-831-2244