Admission

Kent State’s School of Visual Communication Design (VCD) offers both a Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Fine Arts undergraduate degree in Visual Communication Design, a Bachelor of Fine Arts undergraduate degree in Photography and both a Master of Arts or Master of Fine Arts degree in Visual Communication Design. Interested students can apply to our School through Kent State’s general Admission portal

For Prospective Students

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Schedule a Visit

The best way to learn about our opportunities and degrees is to schedule a visit. We offer campus visits every semester including full day Open House visits, or you can contact us to set up a personalized visit day.

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Scholarships for Incoming Students

All high school seniors who have been admitted to Kent State's College of Communication and Information (CCI) are invited to apply for CCI scholarships. Scholarships open for applications in October, and the deadline is mid-February.

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Undergraduate Admissions

As a Kent State University incoming student, you will choose between the Bachelor of Arts in Visual Communication Design, the Bachelor of Fine Arts in Visual Communication Design or the Bachelor of Fine Arts in Photography.

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Graduate Admissions

We offer both a Master of Arts and a Master of Fine Arts degree in Visual Communication Design. Find the path that suits your career and educational needs and design your own future today.