Visual Communications Scholarships

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Visual communication dominates the modern landscape. From Web pages to newspapers and magazines to signs and advertisements, artistic work that conveys message and meaning falls into visual communication. This has become an expansively growing field of study that attempts to collate historical design and methods of communication with contemporary expression across a rapidly changing palette of technological tools.

Students in visual communication majors are usually either studying in the art and design environment or in mass communication and journalism schools. Based on your choice of program, you may concentrate on anything from medical illustration to magazine design and layout.

Professional graduates of visual communication programs may find jobs in almost any field, especially in positions where communications tools are necessary. You could be working in advertising, broadcast journalism, film and television, instructional, web or graphic design jobs.

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Visual communication students with an interest in the medical field or health sciences, especially medical illustration, may already be familiar with the Vesalius Trust for Visual Communication in the Health Sciences, a non-profit public foundation to develop and support education and research programs in the field of health science communication. Scholarships include:

Specific Colleges

Ohio University’s School of Visual Communication is one of the highest regarded and most competitive in the Midwest. The program integrates an interdisciplinary curriculum that engages students in visual communications methods in photojournalism, publication design and informational graphics, commercial photography and interactive media design. The school’s Scripps College of Communication offers dozens of scholarships specifically for visual communication, including:

Visual communications majors at Truman State University in Missouri may qualify for the $350 Bob And Brenda Jones Visual Communication Scholarships. These modest awards reward talent and financial need; applicants must maintain a 3.0 GPA in the major.

The Department of Design at Ohio State University trains students in traditional and cutting-edge design and visual communication. Participants are familiar with print and type, design problems, 2-D and 3-D space, as well as the elements of industrial and interior design. Scholarships in the department include:

Visual communication scholarships at the University of Minnesota are sponsored by the School of Journalism and Mass Communication: