The Visual Communications Application Period has been Extended!

The VC program has just a few spots remaining in both our Graphic Design and Multimedia Arts programs for next year.

We will continue to accept applications for the 2022-2023 academic year through August 26th, 2022, or until the program fills.

2022–2023 Program Application Form

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2022 Visual Communications


Turn your creative side into a career

AAS Degrees Offered

Graphic Design AAS

Turn your creative side into a career. Take classes in design, layout, logo design, illustration, and typography and earn an Associates degree in graphic design.

Multimedia Arts AAS

Enter the dynamic world of media arts as you study photography, filmmaking, and motion graphics in the Visual Communications program.

What is VC?

Visual Communications is a program at Chemeketa Community College in Salem, Oregon. We offer two degree tracks: an AAS in Graphic Design, and a AAS in Multimedia Arts, in which students will study photography, filmmaking, and motion graphics & animation.

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Overview Sessions

If you are interested in more information about the Visual Communication program at Chemeketa and the degrees we offer, we invite you to attend an overview session.

2021-2022 Dates

  • November 3rd, 2021
  • March 9th, 2022
  • May 11th, 2022 — New Date!

All sessions are from 4:30–6:00PM conducted via Zoom. A Zoom link will be posted to this website one hour prior to the session start time.

At the sessions we discuss our degrees in graphic design and multimedia arts, show examples of student work, provide information about the application process, and discuss transfer and career options. There will be a chance for questions at the end of each session.

Graphic Design Student

Find a Creative Career that Fits Your Inner Artist

Ready for More?

A career in visual design and communication is waiting for you.

For more information about the Visual Communications program or about careers in the creative arts, please contact one of the following VC faculty or staff.

  • For general program information, and questions regarding our web design & interactive options, contact Peter Hoelter, Program Chair, at
  • For information specific to graphic design, contact Wendy Riley at
  • For multimedia arts information, including photography, filmmaking, and motion graphics questions, contact Bret Malley at
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