There are schools offering visual communications degrees in Virginia!
Schools Offering Visual Communications Programs in Virginia
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Each year, approximately 0.4% of Virginia graduates receive degrees in visual communications. In other words, every year an estimated 801 visual communications professionals graduate from Virginia's 37 visual communications schools.
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, which was ranked 19th nationwide in 2010, is the top-ranked school in Virginia that has a visual communications program. It is located in Blacksburg. In 2010, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University graduated 22 students from its visual communications program. Tuition at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University was $9,459 per year.
University of Mary Washington, which is located in Fredericksburg, is the second-ranked school in Virginia that has a visual communications program. It received a ranking of 29th in the country in 2010. 15 students graduated with degree in visual communications from University of Mary Washington in 2010. University of Mary Washington charged in-state students $7,862 in tuition fees per year.
Virginia Commonwealth University, which was ranked 29th nationwide in 2010, is the third-ranked school in Virginia that has a visual communications program. It is located in Richmond. In 2010, Virginia Commonwealth University graduated 66 students from its visual communications programs. Virginia Commonwealth University charged in-state students $8,817 in tuition fees per year.
If you choose to attend a Virginia visual communications school, average tuition will be $11,566 per year. However, tuition at your particular institution may range from $2,616 per year to $45,628 per year. In 2010, the following Virginia visual communications schools had the highest tuition rates:
- Sanford-Brown College - located in Vienna, students are charged $45,628 per year
- Virginia Wesleyan College - located in Norfolk, students are charged $28,556 per year
- Shenandoah University - located in Winchester, students are charged $26,080 per year
The visual communications schools in Virginia that charged the lowest tuition rates were:
- Southwest Virginia Community College - located in Richlands, students are charged $2,616 per year
- Northern Virginia Community College - located in Annandale, students are charged $2,998 per year
- John Tyler Community College - located in Chester, students are charged $3,080 per year
A visual communications degree from a Virginia school... what next?
Many Virginia visual communications graduates become a video editor, audio visual technician, and artist. If you decide to work as a visual communications professional in Virginia, you will be joining the ranks of approximately 7,080 Virginia visual communications professional as of 2010. This number includes 5,560 graphic designers, 260 video editors, and 1,010 audio visual technicians. The largest populations of Virginia visual communications professional are working in the following counties:
- Caroline County - 1,080 visual communications professionals
- Chesapeake County - 1,040 visual communications professionals
- Albemarle County - 210 visual communications professionals
The US Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts by 2018, an estimated 12,320 visual communications professionals will be working in Virginia. This would require the number of visual communications professional to grow by 15%.
visual communications professionals in Virginia earn $46,193 per year on average. However, this number is only an average. Visual communications professional in Virginia had varying salaries from $17,890 to $89,860 per year in 2010. The counties in Virginia with the highest average salary for visual communications professionals are:
- Giles County - $47,290 per year
- Albemarle County - $44,970 per year
- Accomack County - $43,000 per year
On average, visual communications professionals earn the least in the following Virginia counties:
- Buchanan County - $28,440 per year
- Amherst County - $34,600 per year
- Brunswick County - $36,000 per year
On average, the highest paid visual communications professionals in Virginia were:
- Video Editor - $52,800 per year
- Graphic Designer - $51,900 per year
- Artist - $42,650 per year
The visual communications professionals with lowest average salaries in Virginia were:
- Artist - $42,650 per year
- Audio Visual Technician - $37,420 per year
The charts and graphs below have additional Virginia statistics regarding a career in visual communications. Take a look and compare salaries with various related fields such as visual communications or art.
Here are the different levels of study available for you to explore.
- Associate's Degree in Visual Communications in Virginia
- Bachelor's Degree in Visual Communications in Virginia
- Master's Degree in Visual Communications in Virginia
- Certificate in Visual Communications in Virginia
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|Distance||School||City||State||Rating||Acceptance Rate||Student Population|
|5,460 miles from location||The Art Institute of Virginia Beach||Virginia Beach||VA||n/a||n/a||n/a|
|5,540 miles from location||Northern Virginia Community College||Annandale||VA||16.7061||n/a||46,619|
|5,539 miles from location||Virginia Commonwealth University||Richmond||VA||67.5826||36%||32,172|
|5,543 miles from location||George Mason University||Fairfax||VA||38.2292||31%||32,067|
|5,698 miles from location||Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University||Blacksburg||VA||81.4386||36%||30,870|
|5,469 miles from location||Tidewater Community College||Norfolk||VA||13.232||n/a||30,447|
|5,541 miles from location||J Sargeant Reynolds Community College||Richmond||VA||10.8709||n/a||12,729|
|5,478 miles from location||Thomas Nelson Community College||Hampton||VA||10.3208||n/a||10,606|
|5,534 miles from location||John Tyler Community College||Chester||VA||10.9896||n/a||9,692|
|5,674 miles from location||Virginia Western Community College||Roanoke||VA||11.0937||n/a||8,927|
|5,704 miles from location||Radford University||Radford||VA||30.9064||33%||8,878|
|5,564 miles from location||Germanna Community College||Locust Grove||VA||13.1957||n/a||7,035|
|5,467 miles from location||Norfolk State University||Norfolk||VA||22.114||36%||6,993|
|5,596 miles from location||Lord Fairfax Community College||Middletown||VA||13.2044||n/a||6,644|
|5,631 miles from location||Central Virginia Community College||Lynchburg||VA||12.8825||n/a||5,420|
|5,599 miles from location||Piedmont Virginia Community College||Charlottesville||VA||11.3296||n/a||5,401|
|5,547 miles from location||University of Mary Washington||Fredericksburg||VA||71.3619||27%||5,381|
|5,534 miles from location||Virginia State University||Petersburg||VA||51.9898||30%||5,366|
|5,482 miles from location||Christopher Newport University||Newport News||VA||29.8333||27%||4,952|
|5,626 miles from location||Blue Ridge Community College||Weyers Cave||VA||12.3258||n/a||4,883|
|5,588 miles from location||Longwood University||Farmville||VA||29.7314||34%||4,832|
|5,463 miles from location||Regent University||Virginia Beach||VA||10.8299||61%||4,656|
|5,773 miles from location||Southwest Virginia Community College||Richlands||VA||12.9909||n/a||3,855|
|5,592 miles from location||Shenandoah University||Winchester||VA||58.7782||36%||3,619|
|5,664 miles from location||Patrick Henry Community College||Martinsville||VA||12.8903||n/a||3,501|
|5,531 miles from location||The Art Institute of Washington||Arlington||VA||21.1579||94%||2,151|
|5,624 miles from location||Eastern Mennonite University||Harrisonburg||VA||63.8285||40%||1,525|
|5,674 miles from location||Ferrum College||Ferrum||VA||18.5349||28%||1,425|
|5,463 miles from location||Virginia Wesleyan College||Norfolk||VA||52.9678||31%||1,336|
|5,464 miles from location||ITT Technical Institute-Norfolk||Norfolk||VA||18.9467||100%||1,134|
|5,537 miles from location||ITT Technical Institute-Springfield||Springfield||VA||24.6249||100%||897|
|5,544 miles from location||ITT Technical Institute-Richmond||Richmond||VA||20.3606||100%||815|
|5,540 miles from location||Sanford-Brown College||Vienna||VA||13.8124||n/a||750|
|5,644 miles from location||Southern Virginia University||Buena Vista||VA||49.6776||40%||641|
|5,550 miles from location||ITT Technical Institute-Chantilly||Chantilly||VA||20.7899||100%||634|
|5,533 miles from location||Westwood College-Arlington Ballston||Arlington||VA||3.81435||n/a||473|
|5,538 miles from location||Westwood College-Annandale||Annandale||VA||4.71411||n/a||473|
Curious what studying Visual Communications gets you?
Check out the different options and how they're looking in Virginia
|Rank||Profession||Employment Number||Avg Salary||Job Growth (past 5 yrs)|
|Graphic Designers +||5,560||$51,900||10.8%|
|Audio and Video Equipment Technicians +||1,010||$37,420||7.4%|
|Film and Video Editors +||260||$52,800||-23.5%|
|Fine Artists, Including Painters, Sculptors, and Illustrators +||250||$42,650||-13.8%|
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