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Graphic Design, Interactive Media, Web Design, Photography, and Illustration

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 in Graphic Design with an Option in Interactive Media (Web design, animation, and filmmaking). Have other questions? Follow the links below:

Overview Sessions

If you are interested in more information about graphic design options at Chemeketa, we invite you to attend an overview session of the VC program.

2014 Dates

  • Tuesday, April 22nd, 2014
  • Tuesday, May 20th, 2014
  • Monday, June 16th, 2014

All sessions are from 4:30–6:00PM in 4/278 on the Salem campus

We will talk about our degrees in graphic design and interactive media, show examples of student work, provide information about the application process and discuss transfer and career options. A packet of information is available online.

You are also welcome to attend our annual student portfolio show to be held Thursday June 6th, 2013 from 4–7pm in Building 4, room 279.

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Latest News

Photography: Forming Style & Starting a Business

April 19th, 2014

Join Angela Shae on Wednesday, April 23rd from 11:30am – 12:30pm in 4/278 for a Noodle Soup titled “Photography: Forming Style & Starting a Business”. Angela is a former student and currently a professional photographer.

Spring into Creativity with Courses from VC

March 11th, 2014

Photography, filmmaking, and graphic software headline the Visual Communications late afternoon, evening, and online classes this spring.

You do not need to be a VC program student to enroll in these courses, but some do have prerequisites.

All courses listed meet for the full eleven-week term. See the schedule timetable for additional information on how to register for these classes. For questions about these or other classes, contact Christine Linder at or 503.399.6473.


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Celebrate 30 Years of Darkroom Photography at the Out of the Dark Party

March 4th, 2014

Join us as we turn on the lights and commemorate 30 years of darkroom photography at Chemeketa at our Out of the Dark party.

Friday March 14, 3–6pm
Visual Communications Darkroom 4/284

Bring in a negative and make one last print before we close the darkroom. Light refreshments will be provided.

Check the schedule each term for a full listing of all photography courses. VC will continue to offer a full selection of digital photography classes. The college will continue to offer darkroom photography through the Art Program.

February Overview Session Postponed Due to Weather

February 10th, 2014

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The Visual Communications Overview Session scheduled for this week (February 11th) has been postponed until Tuesday, February 25th, 2014 from 4:30pm–6:00pm.

If you would like information about the Visual Communication at Chemeketa, we invite you to attend an overview session. In these sessions, we talk about the program, show student work, provide information about the application process, and discuss transfer and career options. You will also be able to meet some of our faculty members and current program students.

For questions, please contact Christine Linder (

PNCA to Visit Chemeketa for Portfolio Reviews

January 7th, 2014

Representatives from Pacific Northwest College of Art will be on the Chemeketa campus to conduct portfolio reviews. The reviews will take place on Tuesday, January 21st from 1-3:00pm in The Gretchen Shuette Art Gallery. A sign-up sheet is available in the art gallery.

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