Department of Visual Communications and Technology Education

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Visual Communication Technology

Visual Communication Technology is an innovative program for students who are interested in creative & technical problem-solving.

VCT majors use print, photography, video, and interactive multimedia as problem-solving tools in a variety of work settings. With solid preparation and study in each of these areas, the major is complemented by a core of business and liberal arts classes, which differentiate BGSU’s program from most others of its kind. The major also offers a combination of theory and hands-on practice, including the opportunity to work with personable faculty who are committed to ensuring each student's success.

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Management & Technology

Management & Technology (M&T) is a bachelor's degree completion program that allows adult learners to transfer technical and/or applied associate degrees and complete a Bachelor of Science in Technology completely online! In the M&T program, you’ll learn skills that can be applied in virtually any type of work environment.

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Welcome to the Department of Visual Communications and Technology Education at BGSU. We offer two undergraduate programs and two graduate programs; each designed to prepare students for meaningful careers.

Graduate programs

Accredited Online Degrees!
7-week courses

Increase your earning potential

Advance your career by earning the same accredited degree as our on campus students, 100% online. eCampus programs are tailored to meet the growing demand of people with busy schedules and full lives. 7-week online courses allow you to focus on 1 or 2 classes at a time. 6 start dates means you don't have to wait long to get started. The next session starts soon so learn more about our programs or apply today. 

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VCT

Photography. Print. Video. Web.

Look no further than your browser bookmarks to see how these media work together to deliver compelling messages to all kinds of people in all kinds of places. BGSU’s Visual Communication Technology major is a cross-media program. That means our students learn to use the primary visual media technology in a way that emphasizes both their uniqueness and their dependence on one another.

In VCTE, your learning is not limited to the classroom. We offer a combination of classroom-based theory and hands-on practice in up-to-date labs, plus the opportunity to work with faculty who have varied experiences to share. Our cooperative education program lets you apply your learning in a real-world setting. VCT majors complete three cooperative education work experiences as part of their degree, providing the equivalent of one full year of work experience. These semester-long, paid co-ops help our students earn money while developing their professional skills. Many students secure their first permanent job with one of their co-op employers.

Management & Technology (M&T) 

A bachelor's degree completion program that allows adult learners to transfer technical and/or applied associate degrees and complete a Bachelor of Science in Technology completely online!

In the M&T program, you’ll learn skills that can be applied in virtually any type of work environment.

  • M&T concentration areas: Training and Development, Internet and Information Studies and Business
  • Receive credit for work experience
  • The average age of a M&T student is 35
  • Military friendly - member of the AU-ABC
  • Personal guidance through the admission and transfer process

Have questions? We are happy to assist you and are available by phone and email.

Visual Communication Technology

An innovative program for students who are interested in creative & technical problem-solving.

VCT majors use

print

photography

video

interactive multimedia

as problem-solving tools in a variety of work settings. With solid preparation and study in each of these areas, the major is complemented by a core of business and liberal arts classes, which differentiate BGSU’s program from most others of its kind. The major also offers a combination of theory and hands-on practice, including the opportunity to work with personable faculty who are committed to ensuring each student's success.

Course Catalog for VCT

Masters of Education in Learning Design

The Learning Design Masters of Education is a rigorous and individualized professional degree program. We’re centered on career development for individuals who teach, design curricula, engage in evaluation and research for education in public schools, higher education, and for those in learning functions in business and industry. Our students focus on performance through:

  • Learning
  • Interactive instructional design
  • Learning theories & strategies
  • Developing learning systems
  • Leadership development
  • Evaluating learning solutions & interventions
  • Helping organizations adapt to continuous & sustainable change
  • Applied research skills
  • Leveraging adaptive & immersive learning technologies

Please visit the links above to explore our site. Get to know the Learning Design (LRND) alumni, view our challenging curricula and degree requirements, and explore the admissions process. Then, request additional information or apply online and take the next step to be better career!

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Who Should Apply?

Our fully-online program makes the degree convenient and appropriate for candidates of any age or career position, from entry-level to those seeking career advancement or change.

Skills in the appropriate design and administration of learning are highly valued, and upon graduation from the Learning Design program, our students are ready to assume leadership roles in a variety of industries including Education, Business & Industry, Military, Government, and Healthcare.

Application for Graduate Assistantship

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ATMAE sets standards for academic program accreditation, personal certification, and professional development for college and university educators, administrators, students, and industry professionals involved in integrating technology, leadership, and design. 

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Sudershan Jetley Ph.D.

Position: Interim Chair, Associate Dean, Associate Professor
Phone: 419-372-2608
Email: sjetley@bgsu.edu
Address: 217 Technology Building

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Amy Z. Persson

Position: Sr. Secretary
Phone: 419-372-2437
Email: amyzp@bgsu.edu
Address: 260 Technology Building

Management and Technology

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Gary Benjamin, Ph.D.

Position: Lecturer
Phone: 419-372-3606
Email: gbenjam@bgsu.edu
Address: 147 College Park Office Building

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Paul Cesarini, Ph.D.

Position: Professor and Assistant Vice Provost
Online and Summer Academic Program
Phone: 419-372-7740
Email: pcesari@bgsu.edu
Address: 102B Olscamp Hall

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Fei Gao, Ph.D.

Position: Associate Professor
Phone: 419-372-5446
Email: gaof@bgsu.edu
Address: 149 College Park Office Building

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Shelley Moore, Ph.D.

Position: Lecturer
Phone: 419-372-7557
Email: swmoore@bgsu.edu
Address: 151 College Park Office Building

Visual Communication Technology

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Hank Blumenthal, Ph.D.

Position: Assistant Professor
Phone: 419-372-2604
Email: hblumen@bgsu.edu
Address: 141 College Park Office Building

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Sean Burres

Position: Instructor
Phone: 419-372-6992
Email: sburres@bgsu.edu
Address: 256 Technology Building

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Jodi Fall

Position: Senior Lecturer
Phone: 419-372-9149
Email: jodifall@bgsu.edu
Address: 255 Technology Building

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Laney Fugett

Position: Senior Lecturer
Phone: 419-372-9561
Email: lfugett@bgsu.edu
Address: 259 Technology Building

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Jeffrey Hall

Position: Senior Lecturer
Phone: 419-372-7929
Email: jlhall@bgsu.edu
Address: 252 Technology Building

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Maggie Leonard

Position: Lecturer
Phone: 419-372-7566
Email: maggiev@bgsu.edu
Address: 258 Technology Building

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Jerry Schnepp, Ph.D.

Position: Associate Professor
Phone: 419-372-7585
Email: schnepp@bgsu.edu
Address: 212 Technology Building

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Antonio Scontrino, Ph.D.

Position: Assistant Professor
Phone: 419-372-5444
Email: ascontr@bgsu.edu
Address: 216 Technology Building

Donna K. Trautman

Donna K. Trautman, Ph.D.

Position: Associate Professor
Phone: 419-372-7575
Email: dktraut@bgsu.edu
Address: 234A Technology Building

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Beth Vollmar

Position: Lecturer
Phone: 419-372-6987
Email: vollmab@bgsu.edu
Address: 254 Technology Building

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VCTO is the organization that will bring you to the next level. If you want to improve as a designer, photographer, videographer, professional, student, classmate, friend, or all of the above, VCTO is the organization for you.