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Program Number: 102061
Area of Study: Arts, Design and Humanities
Financial Aid Available
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Madison Area Technical College’s Visual Communications Associate Degree Program focuses on multimedia, video and web page production with an emphasis on media design.
As a student in the visual communications program, you will acquire skills in:
- Pre-production and storyboarding
- Video production and editing
- Location and studio lighting
- Audio production
- Motion graphics, 3D and compositing
- Presentation design and instructional media
- Web and interaction design
- Media design
If you have a strong aptitude for problem-solving, storytelling, aesthetic judgment, and an interest in art as it interacts with technology, the Visual Communications program at Madison College is for you. Your Visual Communications instructors have knowledge and experience across this creative field and develop courses that combine traditional and new media technology.
Once admitted to the Visual Communications program, you may choose to earn an additional associate degree in Graphic Design or Web & Digital Media Design with only two more semesters of study. Attend an Advising, Application, Information & More (AAIM) Session to learn how.
Graduates of Madison College’s Visual Communication program will participate in our bi-annual employer-attended portfolio show and enter the job market with a professional portfolio showing prospective employers the skills and capabilities acquired at Madison Area Technical College.
Students in the Visual Communications degree program at Madison College can attend full or part time.
Visual Communications classes may be offered at these Madison College campuses:
- Madison - Truax
Explore financial aid eligibility for this program.Madison College Visual Communications Promo 2015https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cur4Yi7KcfE
- View the admission requirements for application deadlines, materials, and requirements.
- Attend an Advising, Application, Information & More (AAIM) Session to get started in the admission process.
- Visit MATC to learn more about the Madison College experience including campus tours and program open houses.
Once you are admitted into your program, review the Start of Semester Checklist to prepare for your first day of classes at MATC.
Contact Enrollment Services at EnrollmentServices@madisoncollege.edu or (608) 246-6210.
Prospective program students, the information below reflects the basic requirements for students admitted for the 2021-2022 academic year. To learn more about Madison College, visit us.
Current program students (including newly admitted), go directly to your Degree Progress Report (also referred to as an Advising Report or Academic Requirements) to view:
- Progress toward your specific requirements
- Alternative (in lieu of) courses to meet specific requirements
If you have questions after reviewing your report, please see Advising Services.
Madison College has the following Transfer Partnerships for this program. Review the list and identify the right college or university to earn your bachelor’s degree.
After you identify your best transfer options, review the steps to transfer, attend transfer events, and meet with your program advisor every semester to keep your transfer plans on track.
Wisconsin SchoolsDetailsStudents who complete any associate degree at Madison Area Technical College will have no additional general education core curriculum requirements to meet but must satisfy the Kirkpatrick Signature Series requirement. This applies to students who are pursuing a bachelors of arts, bachelors of science or bachelors of fine arts at Bellevue University.DetailsStudent who earn an Associate Degree from Madison College can transfer a minimum of 60 credits and a maximum of 72 credits to Lakeland College to be applied to the requirements of the Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Sciences degree.DetailsStudents who complete the visual communications program can transfer up to 64 credits toward the Bachelor of Science in Business Management and Leadership offered through the College of Adult and Graduate Studies.
Non-Wisconsin SchoolsDetailsStudents who complete any associate degree at Madison Area Technical College will have no additional general education core curriculum requirements to meet but must satisfy the Kirkpatrick Signature Series requirement. This applies to students who are pursuing a bachelors of arts, bachelors of science or bachelors of fine arts at Bellevue University.
After completing the Visual Communications associate degree program at Madison Area Technical College, you will be able to:
- Apply the principles of design and storytelling to develop media products and services.
- Demonstrate proficiency in the use of media software, tools and technology.
- Implement creative solutions from concept through completion.
- Communicate creative rationale in formal and informal settings.
- Implement project management skills to meet customer and market demands.
- Apply effective and ethical business practices.
Graduates from Madison College's Visual Communications program find work throughout several large industries including broadcast television, state agencies, entertainment, independent production companies, health care and education.
Prospective employers throughout Madison consider Madison College Visual Communications graduates top candidates. Associate degree graduates are ready for a range of professional positions in the field of visual communications including:
- Multimedia Design
- Interactive Design
- Webpage Design
- Video Production
- Computer Animation
- Display Design
- Media Design/Production
- 3-D Design
Graduate Report Summary Overview
2017 2018 2019 Number of Program Graduates 16 14 10 Number of Surveys Sent 16 14 10 Number of Surveys Returned 10 8 3 Percent of Surveys Returned 62.50% 57.10% 30.00% Available for Employment 10 8 3 Percent Available for Employment 100.00% 100.00% 100.00% Not in Labor Market 0 0 0 Percent Not in Labor Market 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% Available for Employment
2017 2018 2019 Graduates Employed 10 6 2 Percent of Graduates Employed 100.00% 75.00% 66.70% Employed in Related Occupation 5 2 1 Percent Employed in Related Occupation 50.00% 33.30% 50.00% Employed in Unrelated Occupation 5 4 1 Percent Employed in Unrelated Occupation 50.00% 66.70% 50.00% Employed - No Response 0 0 0 Percent Employed - No Response 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% Seeking Employment 0 2 1 Percent Seeking Employment 0.00% 25.00% 33.30% Reaction To Training at Madison College
2017 2018 2019 Student satisfaction Mean (Out of 4) 3.5 3.4 3.7 Number of Satisfaction Responses 10 8 3 Very Satisfied (4) 5 3 2 Percent Very Satisfied 50.00% 37.50% 66.70% Satisfied (3) 5 5 1 Percent Satisfied 50.00% 62.50% 33.30% Unsatisfied (2) 0 0 0 Percent Unsatisfied 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% Very Unsatisfed (1) 0 0 0 Percent Very Unsatisfied 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% Primary Reason for Attending Madison College
2017 2018 2019 Number of Primary Reason Responses 10 8 3 Preparation for Getting a Job 9 4 1 Percent Preparation for Getting a Job 90.00% 50.00% 33.30% Career Change 1 2 1 Percent Career Change 10.00% 25.00% 33.30% Improvement of Existing Skills 0 1 0 Percent Improvement of Existing Skills 0.00% 12.50% 0.00% Preparation for Further Education 0 0 0 Percent Preparation for Further Education 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% Personal Interest 0 1 1 Percent Personal Interest 0.00% 12.50% 33.30% Other 0 0 0 Percent Other 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% When Employment was Obtained
2017 2018 2019 Number of When Employment Obtained Responses 10 5 2 Before Enrollment 1 1 0 Percent Before Enrollment 10.00% 20.00% 0.00% While Attending the College 4 2 2 Percent While Attending the College 40.00% 40.00% 100.00% After Training at the College 5 2 0 Percent After Training at the College 50.00% 40.00% 0.00% Location of Employment (related and unrelated)
2017 2018 2019 Number of Employment Location Responses 10 6 2 In College District 8 5 2 Percent In College District 80.00% 83.30% 100.00% In Wisconsin, Not in District 0 1 0 Percent of In Wisconsin 0.00% 16.70% 0.00% Outside of Wisconsin 2 0 0 Percent Outside Wisconsin 20.00% 0.00% 0.00% Employer Location Unknown 0 0 0 Percent Location Unknown 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% Salary Trend Salary Trend 2017 2018 2019 Full Time Employment (Related Job) Full Time Salary Count 3 1 1 Average Monthly Wage $2,452 $2,894 $2,752 Average Hourly Wage $14.26 $16.83 $16.00 Average Work Hours per Week 46.7 40 40 Part Time Employment (Related Job) Part Time Salary Count 2 1 Average Hourly Wage $6.76 $25.00 Average Work Hours per Week 31 30
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