Department of Visual Communications and Technology Education

Welcome to the Department of Visual Communications and Technology Education at Bowling Green State University. We offer undergraduate degrees, a graduate degree and a graduate certificate; each designed to prepare students for meaningful careers.

Visual Communication Technology

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Visual Communication Technology

Students in the Visual Communication Technology (VCT) program earn their Bachelor of Science in Technology degree. It 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.

Since 1973, VCT's approach to educating students about visual media is unique, relevant and successful. Students utilize their knowledge and skills in visual cross-media to create any messaging an organization or company needs to be successful.

Students complete courses that focus on print media and printing processes, including digital, screen printing, offset printing, print workflows, design, and color theory.

With an emphasis on using digital images to communicate specific messages, the photography classes provide instruction in photographic principles, including lighting, photo retouching and manipulation, color, and special techniques.

The comprehensive video production program includes course work in camera techniques, digital editing, sound recording, and lighting.

Students study all aspects of digital media for electronic delivery including web design and Internet technologies with an emphasis on both usability and accessibility for a variety of audiences.

Career Opportunities

  • Creative Services Director
  • AV/VR Designer
  • Usability Engineer
  • User Interface Designer
  • Interactive Media Producer
  • Project Manager
  • Videographer
  • Structural/Graphic Designer
  • Studio/Digital Photographer
  • Video Producer/Director
  • Print & Production Coordinator
  • Print Graphic Specialist
  • Marketing and Creative Director
  • Commercial Photographer
  • Front End Developer
  • Web Development Specialist
  • Social Meda Director
  • Digital Media Specialist

Program Highlights

  • Students experience evolving cross-media applications and learn about leading-edge visual communication technology
  • Career opportunities are vast and include positions in web development, project management, photography, social media applications, packaging, design, print and videography
  • Our cooperative education program provides students the opportunity to apply their skills in a real-world setting
  • VCT is one of the largest programs of its kind in the country
  • Program facilities feature a state of the art packaging and display lab, photo and video studios, interactive media labs, and a large format print lab
  • Accredited by the Association of Technology, Management, and Applied Engineering (ATMAE)

VCT Courses

  • Introduction to VCT
  • Problem Solving in Visual Media
  • Photography
  • Video Production
  • Introduction to AR/VR
  • Exhibit/Display
  • User Experience, UX

Contact Us

Beth Snyder

260 Technology Building

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Program facilities feature a state-of-the-art packaging and display lab, photo and video studios, interactive media labs, AR/VR lab, and a large media collaboration space.

Management and Technology

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Management and Technology

Management and Technology (M&T) is a bachelor degree completion program. M&T allows adult learners to transfer a technical or applied associate degree toward the obtainment of a Bachelor of Science in Technology.

You will learns skills that can be applied to virtually any type of work environment to advance your career opportunities. Choose from one of the concentrations areas below that best supports your career goals.

Concentration Areas (15 credit hours)

  • Training and Development
  • Business
  • Internet and Information Studies

Management and Technology eCampus

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Career Opportunities

  • Business and Administrative Services
  • Construction, Engineering and Science Technologies
  • Education, Training and Instructional Design
  • Government and Public Administration
  • Health Sciences
  • Human Resources
  • Information Technology
  • Law and Public Safety
  • Manufacturing
  • Marketing and Sales

Contact Us

Beth Snyder

260 Technology Building

Program Highlights

  • Designed for the working professional
  • Credit awarded for work experience
  • Military-friendly - member of the AU-ABU
  • Advising and mentoring from admission to degree completion
  • Multiple start dates throughout the year
  • Accredited by the Association of Technology, Management, and Applied Engineering (ATMAE)


  • 10-20 Courses
  • Tuition Estimate $12-24K
  • Finish in 24-30 months
  • Tuition calculator (select eCampus)

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According to a study by the Center on Education and the Workforce, graduates with a bachelor's degree earn about a million dollars more over their lifetimes than those with only some college education.

Updated: 03/13/2024 03:43PM