BS in Visual Communication Design


  • East Falls Campus
  • Kanbar College of Design Engineering & Commerce

Degree Earned

  • Bachelor of Science


Graphic Design Communication
Web Design & Development

Program Type

  • On Campus

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Name: Beth Shirrell
Position: Program Director & Assistant Professor, Visual Communication Design
Telephone: 215-951-2116

The Visual Communication Design program at Thomas Jefferson University emphasizes the role of design as a vital cultural, social, economic, political, and environmental force in society. Rooted in the universal principles of design that shape our world and the human experience, graduates learn to think and make critically in order to identify and solve a wide variety of modern problems.

Every student in the program learns the foundations of visual aesthetics, design research, the creative process, and a variety of tools and technology. Students can extend this core knowledge to either the Graphic Design Communication or Web Design & Development concentration in order to find their unique place within the ever-changing and expanding design profession.

By fostering curiosity, faculty empower students to develop individual points of view and equip them to investigate and tackle the complex challenges of our profession and the world. We provide students with opportunities to explore a range of techniques and applications, to collaborate with peers and faculty from other programs, to work on industry projects, and to engage with the professional design community.