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About the B.A. in Visual Communication Design

Why Study Interactive Web Design at Cedarville?

Cedarville University’s distinctly Christian Bachelor of Arts in visual communication design – interactive web design degree will prepare you for an exciting career as a web designer or web developer. You will develop critical-thinking skills and cutting-edge technical skills, equipping you to think innovatively, to create compelling visual solutions for a variety of challenging design projects, and to impact positive change in our culture for the glory and mission of Christ. Whether developing websites or interactive interfaces, this major is ideally suited for the curious, the creative, the collaborative, the service-minded, and for those who thrive on exploring practical, creative solutions across a variety of media and platforms.

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Program Overview

Program Highlights

Creative and Practical — The interactive web design concentration includes instruction in effective creative design as well as practical technical skills using HTML, CSS, and JavaScript.

Real-world Experiences — As part of your interactive web design program, you will:

  • Experience real-life client projects that are integrated into your course work.
  • Complete a relevant design internship, which prepares you to competitively and successfully pursue an entry-level position in your area of concentration.

Outstanding Facilities – You’ll have opportunity to learn and create in outstanding facilities, including the Tyler Digital Communication, Carnegie Center for Visual Arts, and Alford Annex.

Visual Communications Design 360

Take a virtual tour of Tyler Digital Communication Center's three state-of-the art MAC labs that support the Visual Communication Design (VCD) major.

What Can I Do With Visual Communication Design - Interactive Web Design Degree?

What can you do with a web design degree? Career opportunities abound for students with backgrounds in interactive web design. Visual communication designers are typically involved in any design that combines type and image. With this degree, you may create interactive websites, mobile apps, digital interfaces, or various combinations of these. 

Our graduates are working at places such as:

  • Crown Equipment
  • Disney
  • GSW Advertising
  • Real Art
  • Sparkbox
  • Time Warner Cable
  • Viget Daor Design

Placement Success

We're proud of our successful graduates. A three-year average of 97.9% of Cedarville graduates were employed or in graduate school within six months of graduation. Check out Cedarville's other placement rates.

Opportunities to Learn Outside the Classroom

Relevant Internships — You will complete a design internship before graduating, which prepares you to competitively and successfully pursue entry-level positions in your area of concentration. Our students have interned at Fitch, Disney, Columbus Crew, NASA, Elevation Church, Sparkbox, Athletes in Action, among others.

Creative Community — You can join a student organization that brings students together from across the department — graphic artists, industrial designers, and theatre majors — to share experiences and knowledge.

The Studio, Society of Art + Design — The STUDIO is a student-led organization promoting community and mentoring among Art and Design students.

American Institute of Graphic Arts (AIGA) — Through AIGA, you will have opportunities to attend annual conferences, listen to multiple speakers in different areas of the country, and participate in various other events that will advance your knowledge of design, its history, and practice.

Student Galleries – You will have opportunities to display your work through on-campus events.

Student Center Activity Board “Art in the Open” Shows — Cedarville's Student Center Activity Board hosts several student art shows every year known as “Art in the Open.” Annual Art & Design Student Exhibition — The Annual Art & Design Student Exhibition is a juried exhibition featuring work from both visual communication design and studio art students.

Program Curriculum

Building on your general education liberal arts and Bible minor courses, you will take core art courses as well as courses within the interactive web design concentration.

Sample courses:

  • Scripting for Interactivity
  • User Experience and Interface Design

Program Format and Related Programs

Cedarville offers both graduate and undergraduate programs, with flexible completion options. You may also want to consider these related programs as you consider the degree or program that is a best fit for you.

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Program Faculty

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Aaron Huffman, M.F.A.

Chair, Associate Professor of Graphic Design

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