Visual Communications Studies

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About the Department

The Visual Communications Studies department creates new and exciting opportunities for you to explore visual communication and imaging arts. Our innovative program, combining traditional creative skills with computer-based technology, provides you opportunities to enter various careers where you can design, organize and produce print and Web-based media in business, communication, publishing, manufacturing, entertainment and advertising fields.

Latest News

  • 1/12/2016

    Laural Hartman has joined the faculty as a lecturer in NTID's Visual Communication Studies Department, teaching core courses such as Drawing and Principles of Design and Color. 

    Born and raised in the Los Angeles area where she attended TRIPOD, Hartman graduated from RIT/NTID in 2005 with a BFA in illustration and went on to earn a master’s degree in NTID’s Master of Science program in Secondary Education of Students Who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing in 2007. Her husband, Jeff, is a fellow RIT/NTID alumnus who works as a systems administrator for Convo Communications. They have a one-year-old son named Holden.