The Visual Communications (VCOM) program encompasses all the visual arts—drawing, painting, photography—but instead of traditional tools and media, students use computers and software to produce their work. Students learn composition, typography, digital photographic manipulation, drawing, print and web page layout, and an array of technical skills using Adobe’s Creative Suite—Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign, Acrobat, and GoLive and Macromedia’s Dreamweaver and Flash. Completion of a professional-level portfolio is required for graduation. In the certificate program students learn advanced production techniques and produce client-based work for print, web and/or multimedia. Advanced students participate in the Design Shop, a work-based entrepreneurial program.