School of Visual Communication Design

Each year, a group of visual communication design students gather during intercession to learn about environmental design from professor David Middleton. In years past, the course took place on campus. This year, students and faculty stayed in Chicago to study the environmental design of Northwestern University.

Fashion Photography, a photography exhibit by Master of Fine Arts in Visual Communication Design Candidate and Adjunct Professor Bryan Rinnert is on display in the Rockwell Hall Atrium, first and second floors. A public show will be held on September 20 from 5 – 7 p.m. The exhibit is a joint effort between Rinnert and several faculty and administrators in the School of Fashion Design and Merchandising at Kent State University.

Gretchen Rinnert, an assistant professor in the School of Visual Communication Design (VCD), will be featured, along with some Kent State VCD undergraduate and graduate level student work, in the text Motion Graphic Design: Applied History and Aesthetics by Jon Krasner.

At its spring 2013 meeting, the Commission on Accreditation of the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD) granted final approval for listing for the Bachelor of Science in Photo-Illustration degree program in the School of Visual Communication Design (VCD) at Kent State University.

From their time here at Kent State University, School of Visual Communication and Design (VCD) alumni Andrew Schwanbeck and Miranda Hall developed a passion for letterpress printing. Growing from that passion is Big Press Little Press, Schwanbeck and Hall’s own letterpress printing shop in Cranberry, Pa.

Homecoming weekend is a time to reflect upon what a campus and a school means to its alumni, current and future students. Using experiential learning and a research-based design processes, Kent State University’s School of Visual Communication Design (VCD)students will use Homecoming weekend to reflect on its graduate programs for the purpose of creating marketing materials to highlight its unique characteristics.

Students in the Master of Fine Arts program in the School of Visual Communication Design (VCD) at Kent State University earned Student Notable Honoree status, placing them in the top six of all national entries, in the Core77 2013 Design Awards for their Healthcare Visuals Kibera project. This is the second award the team has earned this month, with Metropolis Magazine naming it runner-up in its Next Generation Design Competition.

The School of Visual Communication Design at Kent State University is preparing students for a future in graphic design with Inspire, A Summer Creative Camp. In its second summer, the camp’s curriculum covers print design, three-dimensional design, motion and animation, photography and illustration.