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Visual Communication Technology is an innovative program for students who are interested in creative and technical problem-solving. VCT majors use print, photography, video, and interactive multimedia as problem-solving tools in a variety of word settings. With solid preparation and study in each of these areas, the major is complemented by a core of business and liberal arts classes, which differentiate BGSU's program from most others of it's kind. The major also offers a combination of theory and hands-on practice, including the opportunity to work with personable faculty who are committed to ensuring each students success.



All students in the VCT major complete courses that provide and introduction the the print media and printing processes, including screen printing, print workflows, graphic design, and color theory. Students who choose to specialize in the area may enroll in additional courses in display and exhibit technology, electronic image preparation, graphic image transfer, and digital color applications.


All VCT students complete introductory coursework in camera techniques, digital editing, sound recording and lighting. Additional coursework for students who choose a specialization in video may include video production techniques, non-linear video production, and audio recording techniques.


Visual Communication Technology offers a broad-based introduction to photography, with emphasis on using digital photographic images to communicate specific messages to targeted audiences. All VCT majors receive instruction in basic photography principles, including lighting, photo retouching and manipulation, and special techniques. Students who choose more in-depth study in photography include coursework in digital imaging, commercial and studio photography.

Interactive Media

Visual Communication Technology offers study in interactive multimedia, a rapidly evolving field that includes developing all aspects of digital media for electronic delivery, including Web, CD/DVD, and kiosk. All VCT students are introduced to web design and internet technologies, centering on both usability and accessibility for a variety of audiences.