The Visual Media Technology Program offers practical and theoretical instruction for students interested in the print and multimedia industries. As electronic media in business and industry continues to grow, so will employment opportunities within these fields. Creative talents are exercised through extensive hands-on computer laboratory experiences and supplemented with theoretical lectures. Two majors are offered in the degree program: interactive media and print media. After successful completion of the associate of applied business in visual media technology, students may continue their education at BGSU Firelands by pursuing the bachelor of science in technology with a major in visual communication technology. This degree is granted through the College of Technology.
Print media is everywhere. Newspapers, directories, magazines, newspaper inserts, catalogs and business forms are encountered everyday in our professional and personal pursuits. The print media major provides an understanding of the processes used in the design, preparation and printing of product. Graduates will be prepared for employment in pre-production processes, such as page layout and graphic design. In addition, students will be employable as press operators and, with experience, may advance to front line supervision. Graduates may also be employed in jobs related to the sale of printing equipment and supplies.
Upon completion of the associate degree, students in Visual Media Technology are expected to be able to:
- Proficiency in written, verbal, and non-verbal presentation and communication skills;
- Proficiency in media design, including multimedia and web design and implementation, graphics production, and computer presentation skills;
- Proficiency in industry-standard communication and imaging software tools;
- Knowledge of team-building skills and demonstrated proficiency at teamwork within a business environment.
Accreditation and/or Program/Cluster Review
Bowling Green State University [BGSU] is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. BGSU has been accredited by the Higher Learning Commission since 01/01/1916. The most recent reaffirmation of accreditation was received in 2012 - 2013. Questions should be directed to the Office of Institutional Effectiveness.
The Visual Media Technology program will go through its next Program/Cluster Review during the Academic Year 2020-21. More information about program reviews.
Professional Licensure (If applicable)
Bowling Green State University programs leading to licensure, certification and/or endorsement, whether delivered online, face-to-face or in a blended format, satisfy the academic requirements for those credentials set forth by the State of Ohio.
Requirements for licensure, certification and/or endorsement eligibility vary greatly from one profession to another and from state to state. The Visual Media Technology program does not lead to professional licensure.
Gainful Employment (If applicable)
Under the Higher Education Act Title IV disclosure requirements, an institution must provide current and prospective students with information about each of its programs that prepares students for gainful
The Visual Media Technology program is not a recognized occupation that requires a Gainful Employment disclosure.
- Interactive Media
- Print Media