Visual Communications application period is now open!

We are now accepting applications for the 2019-2020 academic year. Applications are accepted between 8:00am PST on April 22nd — midnight PST on June 28th, 2019.

How To Apply

Turn your creative side into a career

AAS Degrees Offered

Graphic Design AAS

Turn your creative side into a career. Take classes in design, layout, logo design, illustration, and typography and earn an Associates degree in graphic design.

Interactive Media Option

Begin your career in Web design. Take classes in Web coding, CSS, layout, and typography and earn a degree in Graphic Design with an option in Interactive Media.

Multimedia Arts AAS

Enter the dynamic world of media arts as you study photography, filmmaking, and motion graphics in the Visual Communications program.

What is VC?

Visual Communications is a program at Chemeketa Community College in Salem, Oregon. We offer three degree tracks: an AAS in Graphic Design, a graphic design Option in Interactive Media that focuses on Web design, and a AAS in Multimedia Arts, in which students will study photography, filmmaking, and motion graphics & animation.

Web Design Student

Overview Sessions

If you are interested in more information about the Visual Communication program at Chemeketa and the degrees we offer, we invite you to attend an overview session.

2018-2019 Dates

  • November 7th, 2018
  • March 13th, 2019
  • April 10th, 2019
  • May 15th, 2019

All sessions are from 4:30–6:00PM in 4/225 on the Salem campus

At the sessions we discuss our degrees in graphic design, Web design, and multimedia arts, show examples of student work, provide information about the application process, and discuss transfer and career options.

Graphic Design Student

Find a Creative Career that Fits Your Inner Artist

Ready for More?

A career in visual design and communication is waiting for you.

For more information about the Visual Communications program or about careers in the creative arts, please contact one of the following VC faculty or staff.

  • For general program information, and questions regarding our web design & interactive options, contact Peter Hoelter, Program Chair, at
  • For information specific to graphic design, contact Wendy Riley at
  • For multimedia arts information, including photography, filmmaking, and motion graphics questions, contact Bret Malley at
Graphic Design Student