The VCDMA program’s multidisciplinary curriculum merges art, design, digital media production, technology and business/marketing. Additionally, strategic partnerships with other academic programs at Bowie State and professional organizations in the community enhance the learning experience for our students. You will:
- Strengthen your skills by applying the key principles of art and design, animation, cinema and fashion design
- Study the artists, innovators, filmmakers and designers who have contributed to design, technology, entertainment and media arts.
- Conduct collaborative research to broaden your technical expertise in the visual and media arts.
- Explore art and self-expression to enhance your cultural and artistic growth and also appreciate culture and diversity.
Grow: Our state-of-the art facilities—including multimedia production and computer labs, a green screen studio, a fashion design studio, high-end video editing suite and art studios—provide a rich learning environment for students to hone their creative skills.
Join: The Bowie State student chapter of AIGA, the oldest and largest professional membership organization for design, brings together practitioners, enthusiasts and patrons to amplify the voice of design and create the vision for a collective future. The BSU Artists Guild is a student-based visual arts organization.
Showcase: Students have the opportunity gain community exposure by displaying their art in the Bowie State University Gallery of Art, located in the Fine and Performing Arts Center. Students are also able to showcase their work through screenings, undergraduate research and by submitting film and animated productions to various festivals, competitions and more. Fashion design showcases, fashion shows, networking and career building opportunities are just some of the great activities VCDMA has to offer.
The Baltimore/Washington metropolitan area is a major center for the arts, entertainment, technology and business, both nationally and internationally. This rapidly expanding area will allow graduates to find employment and research opportunities in visual arts fields. Additionally, our faculty actively assists students with obtaining internships and employment opportunities in the field. Careers for visual communication graduates include, but aren’t limited to:
- Art director
- Creative director
- Digital production artist
- Digital marketing and social media designer
- Fashion designer
- Visual merchandiser
- Film editor
- Graphic designer
- Motion graphics designer
- Concept artist
- Museum curator
- Transmedia producer
- User experience designer
- Video game design artist
- Visual artist
- Visual effects designer
- Web designer