Top Schools for Audio and Visual Communication Technology

Read about programs in audio and visual communication technology, which typically include topics in photography, print media and video production. Learn about the degree options at three colleges and universities, as well as what's unique to other schools around the country that provide training in audio and visual technology.

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The three schools featured below include George Mason University, Bowling Green State University and Luzerne County Community College. Both universities offer bachelor's degrees in visual communication and technology; students at Luzerne Community College can pursue a 2-year program in audio and visual communication that can prepare them for transfer to a 4-year school.

Top U.S. Schools with Audio and Visual Communication Programs

1. George Mason University in Fairfax, VA

George Mason University ranked 138th among national universities by U.S. News & World Report in 2012. The university offers a Bachelor of Arts and a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Art and Visual Technology. All undergraduates enrolled in this major must visit art museums and galleries through the university's artsbus program. A Master of Fine Arts in Art and Visual Technology is also available.

2. Bowling Green State University in Bowling Green, OH

Bowling Green State University ranked among the top 200 national universities by U.S. News & World Report in 2012. The university offers a bachelor's degree program in visual communication technology with specializations in interactive media, photography, print media and video production. The curriculum includes courses in Web design and internet technology, printing processes, digital media and photography principles.

3. Luzerne County Community College in Nanticoke, PA

Luzerne County Community College is the largest college in Northeastern Pennsylvania and the most economical. The college offers an Associate in Applied Science in Audio/Video Communications program that prepares students for entry-level employment in television, radio and multimedia. The curriculum includes courses in radio and television production, electronic journalism and mass communications; students also complete a professional internship. The school has transfer agreements with more than 40 colleges and universities throughout the U.S. that guarantee admission to Luzerne graduates.

List of Ten Good Audio and Visual Communication Technology Schools

School Name Distinction Location
Bates Technical College Audio/visual technology and communication program allows for specializations Tacoma, WA
Bowling Green State University Average high school GPA of incoming freshmen is 3.23 Bowling Green, OH
Eastern Oklahoma County Technology Center College credit agreement with Rose State College Choctaw, OK
George Mason University Offers a specialized BFA program in audio and visual technology, which is designed for students who want to pursue a master's program in art education Fairfax, VA
Hawkeye Community College Specialized training opportunities Waterloo, IA
Luzerne County Community College Experiential and theoretical training Nanticoke, PA
Monroe Community College Photography and television program Rochester, NY
Rappahannock Community College Focus on website design Glenns, VA
Shoreline Community College Short-term certificate programs available Shoreline, WA
Spokane Falls Community College Curriculum includes the study of basic music theory Spokane, WA
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