- School: American InterContinental University
- Degree: Associates
- Subject: Communication Studies
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Before students can enter a career in graphic design, artistic direction, or advertising, they will need to complete a degree in visual communications. This degree program will prepare them for business and creative challenges they will face including working with others, working on deadlines, and understanding what is required to complete certain projects. Those who work in visual communications are able to work with companies and clients to give them what they need. Students will learn how to improve their problem solving and critical thinking skills in order to meet these challenges.
Courses include advertising, drawing, computer software, project management, graphic design, and business. While most students want to use their creativity in the workplace, they need to also understand the business side as well. Demanding clients, tight deadlines, and competition can be difficult for some. Students who complete this degree may want to further their education in order to become even more marketable.