Mission and Diversity Statements


The primary mission of the School of Visual Communication Design is to provide a comprehensive and superior professional education in the study and practice of visual communication design that complements university studies in the liberal arts, humanities and sciences. Uniquely positioned within the College of Communication and Information, the curriculum encourages cross-disciplinary studies to meet the challenges of an evolving marketplace.


The Kent State University School of Visual Communication Design (VCD) encourages a fully inclusive environment and a socially responsive community diverse in culture, race, gender and personal interests. Our school welcomes, affirms and empowers all students, faculty and staff to increase diversity within our professions through innovation, curiosity and collaboration, which is essential to our mission to enrich, image and shape a more equitable future. VCD continually enhances diversity through our teaching, research and outreach to advocate for true social change while learning from one another.