About the Visual Communication and Design Degree Program

On Campus

A graphic design degree allows you to combine your artistic talent with cutting edge technology to create eye-catching designs. In the Visual Communication and Design program at UNK, students receive a well-rounded fine art studio foundation with a design emphasis that involves current practices, technology and theory of graphic design layout, typography, identity branding systems, illustration, packaging, motion graphics and web design.

Students graduate with the artistic ability, technical knowledge and communication skills to translate words, ideas and images into bold designs that connect with audiences, and to see those projects through from conception to production.

The unique intersection of visual art, marketing and communications give those with a graphic design degree a background that sets them up for success in their careers. UNK alumni have found jobs at graphic design firms, advertising agencies, web companies and more.

Visual Communication and Design Program at a Glance


Credit Hours

General Studies requirement has been reduced to 30 credit hrs allowing more freedom and making it easier to transfer to UNK.

Degree Received

Visual Communication and Design Comprehensive Bachelor of Fine Arts

Minor Offered

Visual Communication and Design minor available on-campus


Per Credit Hour

With the New Nebraskan Scholarship all undergraduate students pay in-state tuition

Kyle Sayler

Sayler Screenprinting, Kearney, NE

What can you do with a Visual Communication and Design Degree

Learn more about the types of jobs and common employers that Visual Communication and Design graduates work for.


  • Graphic design firms
  • Advertising agencies
  • Website companies
  • Video entertainment
  • Marketing firms
  • Publishers

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