Top Schools for Multimedia and Visual Communications Degrees

Learn about bachelor's degree programs offered for individuals interested in multimedia and visual communications. Find out about two of the top schools that offer these programs. Schools offering Communication Design & Interactive Media degrees can also be found in these popular choices.

What Are Top Schools for Multimedia and Visual Communications?

Two of the top schools for earning multimedia and visual communications degrees, Ohio University and the University of South Carolina, are both large state universities with national rankings. These schools offer undergraduate degree programs with options for specializing in various types of media and communication techniques.

Ohio University in Athens

Ohio University (OU) is ranked #171 among all national universities, according to 2019 rankings by U.S. News & World Report. OU's School of Visual Communication offers programs designed to prepare students for careers in multimedia and visual design. Students enrolled in the Bachelor of Science in Visual Communication can choose from four tracks: interactive design, information design, commercial photography and photojournalism. While all tracks cover multiple areas of visual communication techniques, the interactive design specialization also includes several multimedia courses in interactive design, motion graphics and web development.

  • Bachelor of Science in Visual Communication

The University of South Carolina in Columbia

U.S. News ranked the University of South Carolina (USC) #106 among all national universities and #46 among public schools in its 2019 rankings. USC's School of Journalism and Mass Communication offers a degree program in visual communications for students wishing to learn techniques in various aspects of multimedia and visual design. Bachelor's degree students in the visual communication program take classes in advertising, graphic communication, photography and animation. Students are required to complete a capstone course were they develop a portfolio that demonstrates their visual communications skills; the portfolio is reviewed by faculty members before graduation. The school also provides internship and study abroad opportunities.

  • Bachelor's Degree in Visual Communication

Other Multimedia and Visual Communication Schools

College/UniversityInstitution TypeLocationEstimated Undergrad In-State Tuition*
Duke University4-year, PrivateDurham, NC$56,000
Kean University4-year, PublicUnion, NJ$12,000
Northwestern University4-year, PrivateEvanston, IL$55,000
Ohio State University4-year, PublicColumbus, OH$11,000
University of Baltimore4-year, PublicBaltimore, MD$9,000
Northern Arizona University4-year, PublicFlagstaff, AZ$11,500
Syracuse University4-year, PrivateSyracuse, NY$52,000
Weber State University4-year, PublicOgden, UT$6,000
Auburn University4-year, PublicAuburn University, AL$11,000
Carnegie Mellon University4-year, PrivatePittsburgh, PA$55,500

*Source: NCES, U.S. Department of Education

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