UC Blue Ash College

Art & Visual Communications Department

Art and Visual Communication students working with chalkboard

If you’re interested in all phases of design, production, producing two or three-dimensional artwork or electronic transmissions, then the Art and Visual Communications Department at UC Blue Ash College is for you! 

A portion of the program is coordinated with the School of Design in UC’s College of Design, Architecture, Art and Planning (DAAP). 

Applied Graphic Communication Program

The Applied Graphic Communication major is for students seeking foundational skills appropriate for further study in the design field or for employment in areas of design support.

Robert Lewis Herrmann Scholarship

This Scholarship is awarded annually to one or more matriculated, full-time student in the Applied Graphic Communication program.

Tips For Success

If you are thinking about enrolling in the Applied Graphic Communication program or are a current student in the program, please review and follow these steps inorder to have the best possible experience in the program.

  • Schedule courses during priority registration after consulting with the program advisor
  • Course prerequisites guarantee that students are properly prepared for a class. Taking courses in the right order is essential for success.
  • Studio courses meet once a week for three hours. Many courses have both day and evening sections. Some second-year studios are day only.
  • Dropping a course may increase the degree program by an entire year; watch the prereqs!
  • Students can enroll on a full- or part -time basis.
  • Students without previous art course experience should follow the three-year curriculum plan.
  • Students can switch from the two-year curriculum to the three year at anytime.
  • A typing speed of 30 WPM is recommended for Publication Design, Print Production Basics and Print Production and Design. The course Keyboarding is offered all terms.
  • Summer classes are not required. Some students work more in the summer so they can work less (or not at all) during the academic year.

Laptop Requirement

All students entering programs at UC Blue Ash in Art and Visual Communication (AVC) and Electronic Media Communications (EMC) are required to own a MacBook Pro laptop computer.


Contact Information

Annex Building
Phone: 513-745-5655
Fax: 513-745-5771
Email: baacdsup@ucmail.uc.edu