Visual Communications

Edmonds College
Program overview
2 years
Associate's degree
Scholarships available

Start dates
Fall 2023

Spring 2024

Summer 2024

Fall 2024

About this program

Visual Communications

The Visual Communications Department emphasizes a variety of creative and technical skills in preparing students for a career in advertising, publishing, and public relations. The 2-year Associate of Technical Arts (ATA) degree also includes fundamental business practices which empower students to work in the gig economy as a freelancer and/or as part of a company. The arts and culture industry is constantly growing and looking for folks with an eye for detail, a willingness to explore the possibilities, and a passion for ingenuity.

Admission requirements

In accordance with WAC 131-12-010, Edmonds College has an open admission policy. Under this policy, all students are admitted when it is determined by the Chief Admission Officer, or other designee, that the student meets the following criteria:

  • Is competent to benefit from course offerings of the college, and
  • Would not, by his or her presence or conduct, create a disruptive atmosphere within the college inconsistent with the purposes of the institution, and
  • Is eighteen (18) years of age or older, or
  • Is a high school graduate (or GED equivalent).

For more information about admission requirements, please visit the institute website.

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Program content

  • Career and College Success: Visual Communication
  • Digital Imaging
  • Multimedia Design I
  • Illustration
  • Video Editing
  • Video Production
  • Multimedia Design II
  • Typography
  • Production Design
  • Design Portfolio

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please check the website for more information.


  College   Item Three Quarters One Quarter Tuition $11,316.00 $3,772.00   College   Item Three Quarters One Quarter Books and Supplies $600.00 $200.00 Health Insurance $1,096.20 $365.40 Living Expenses
(Based on homestay with meals) $8,888.80 $2,962.93 Approximate Total $21,901.00 $7,300.33


Visual Communications - Associate of Technical Arts Degree

Credits: 93

Career paths

  • Graphic Designers
  • Art Directors
  • Film and Video Editors
  • Desktop Publishers
  • Photographers

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Why study at Edmonds College

At Edmonds College the opportunities are endless!

  • High school completion program (finish your high school while earning university credits)
  • University transfer degrees- start your bachelor’s degree at Edmonds College, then transfer to a university of your choice. Our graduates have transferred to nationally ranked universities all over Washington, the United States, and abroad!
  • Gap year opportunities- study with us for 3, 6 or 9 months. We offer professional certificates that you can earn in 9 months or less.
  • Earn a Bachelor’s degree in Applied Science- these hands-on bachelor's degrees provide you with practical skills that prepare you for a job in Family Life Education, Manufacturing and Engineering Technology, Integrated Health Management, and in the fall of 2023, Robotics and Artificial Intelligence
  • Edmonds provides free comprehensive support services such as tutoring, advising, and career exploration, all with supportive, caring faculty whose priority is to help students succeed in the United States.
  • State-of-the-art facilities- you will have access to the latest technology
  • On-campus employment opportunities and upon graduation of a degree or certificate, you qualify for twelve-month employment opportunities in the USA
  • We accept applications 4 times a year: January, March, June and September

Contact info

Edmonds College

20000 68th Ave. W
98036 Lynnwood Washington
United States of America

Phone no: (+1) 425-640-1518

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