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Associate of Science Degree

GCC's Visual Communications majors are talented artists that have formed the Digital Arts Society student organization. DAS does various visual and print projects each semester, and puts on an art exhibit to showcase the students' talents.
From left: Angela Cabrera, JayAnn Pronoble, and Ryan Ayangco.
Program Description
The world has reached a point where the creation, acquisition and dispersal of information have become almost entirely dependent on electronic technology. Whether the delivery method is in print, video or over the web, facts, news and stories can reach a potential audience of millions unrestricted by the traditional boundaries of time, geography or expense. The focus of the Visual Communications program is on the creative elements of technology. Three major areas are addressed: Print, Video, and Interactive Media (web and multimedia). Although each area of study is different in its delivery, they incorporate skills that are common to all. The curriculum, in its purpose and delivery, is geared towards training students to enter the professional industry. A lab fee is required for each VC or CS course unless otherwise indicated in the course descriptions.
Degree Requirements
Associate of Science in Visual Communications

Career Opportunities
The career opportunities for a graduate of GCC's Visual Communications program are many: graphic arts designer, videographer, photographer, web designer, creative editor, etc. Whether you use them in print, video, or the Internet, the skills learned in the GCC VisCom program will prepare you to work and excel at a real world pace.

The GCC Advantage
The advantage of earning an Associate of Science in Visual Communications from GCC is that it is presently the only degree of its kind in Micronesia. The GCC VisCom instructors are all industry professionals teaching on industry-standard hardware and software, so students are being taught what the industry needs them to know. Also, the program boasts three beautiful Mac labs and a video/photography studio where students can and do produce industry-standard products.

Academic Advising
All students who declare a major are assigned an Academic Advisor. Students are strongly urged to visit your advisor, who can help you draft an educational plan with course sequencing that meets your personal, academic, and career goals.

Student Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of the AS in Visual Communications program, students will be able to:

  1. Enter digital publishing, Internet, web media design and video production industries.
  2. Apply the visual elements of line, shape, value, color, texture, typography and space in the creation of visual products.
  3. Create materials using desktop publishing applications for print.
  4. Plan, record and edit video productions.
  5. Produce and edit photographic and scanned images.
  6. Work effectively as a team member to achieve creative decisions.
  7. Work with customers and clients of visual production companies to develop visual advertising and public information products and programs. 
Program Mission
It is the program’s mission to provide the Visual Communications industry with graduates possessing the necessary attitudes, skills and knowledge to be effective contributors to the advancement of the graphic and digital arts.

Contact Information
Location: 1205 Technology Center (Building 1000)
Phone: 671.735.3027
Hours: 8:00 A.M. – 5:00 P.M.

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