Visual Communications

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

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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). 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.

2015-2016 Dates

  • To be announced...

All sessions are from 4:30–6:00PM in 4/225 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 2nd, 2016 from 4–7pm in Building 4, room 225.

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Latest News

VC Application Deadline Extended

June 29th, 2015

The application deadline for applying to the Visual Communications program has been extended. There are just a few spots remaining so apply soon. All materials must be e-mailed to vc@chemeketa.edu. The program is almost bursting with new talent and energy for fall. If you are thinking about applying you have a bit more time. Come on. Do it. Must enter to win.

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Admittance Portfolio Help Sessions Scheduled

April 28th, 2015

Need help getting your application materials together?

We are here to help:

  • Friday, May 15th, 2:30–4:30pm in 4/231
  • Friday, June 12th, 2:30–4:30pm in 4/231

Bring what you have and we’ll show you how to fill out the PDF and upload your materials.

Four Servings of Photo Soup

April 3rd, 2015

The Line-Up

Wedding Photography and Natural Light–with Erich McVey

Tuesday | April 7th | Building 4, 225 | 11:30am–12:30pm

Welcome to a new term of photography Noodle Soups! This spring we have a lineup of four servings of top-notch professional photographers presenting on a range of topics. If you have even a slight interest in photography–or you are wanting to take you considerable skills to the next level, be sure write down these dates and attend. Oh and don’t forget to bring your lunch–plus any and all questions you may have for the pros.

The first serving of Photo Soup is with Erich McVey. Erich is a wedding, portrait and editorial film photographer with a love for medium format cameras, natural light and incredible scenery.

Using an approach that combines documentary and fine art styles, Erich captures beautiful, honest, and timeless images.

Recently selected as film photographer of the year by Belle Lumiere Magazine, Erich’s work has been featured in top wedding publications; including Brides Magazine, Pacific Weddings Magazine, Martha Stewart Weddings, Weddings Unveiled Magazine, Bella Lumiere Magazine, Magnolia Rouge, Style Me Pretty, Wedding Chicks, Reverie Magazine, Once Wed, Snippet & Ink, Ruffled, and The Knot, as well as the LA Times, and Design Sponge.

Speed Light Mastery; how to light any situation with flash–Jayesunn Krump

Tuesday | April 14th | Building 4, 225 | 11:30am–12:30pm

Jayesunn Krump is an award winning photographer based in Portland, Oregon. With his extensive experience shooting indoor and out, working with all types of people, models, children, families, celebrities, and more, Jayesunn has become known as one of Portland’s premiere photographers and lighting experts.

Some of his clients include: Jerry Seinfeld, Ice Cube, Adam Carolla, Joshua Jackson, Sam Adams, Mythbusters, KROCK New York, Rick Emerson, Alice in Chains, Danzig, Incubus, Vanilla Ice, The Oregonian, and Willamette Week.

Photojournalism and How to Capture Culture–Brian Wytcherley

Tuesday | April 21st | Building 4, 225 | 11:30am–12:30pm

Brian Wytcherley received his formal education at Brooks Institute of Photography, where he graduated with special recognition. His other education came from Pokemon Snap®, where unfortunately he lost badly to his little sister and received no special recognition.

His experience is from working in remote and troubled regions of the world. Shooting for magazines, newspapers, books, and print exhibitions, Brian’s specialty is building trust with local communities and the organizations that serve them.

RAW Power; shooting in camera RAW, editing in Photoshop–Bret Malley

Tuesday | April 28th | Building 4, 225 | 11:30am–12:30pm

Author and filmmaker Bret Malley is an award winning digital artist who lives in Portland Oregon with his wife, Erin and his toddler son, Kellen. He has an MFA in Computer Art from Syracuse University, and teaches photography, design and Photoshop among other things as a full-time faculty member at Chemeketa Community College. As a computer Artist, he is crazy about digital tools and art making of all kinds and especially working with Photoshop, his ultimate favorite of all applications.

Bret’s book, Adobe Master Class; Advanced Compositing in Photoshop is published through Adobe Press/Peachpit/Pearson and is out in all major bookstores in the US–and is currently being translated for Chinese markets as well.

This Spring – Shoot a film! Up your photo skills! Build some vectors!

February 26th, 2015

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 christine.linder@chemeketa.edu or 503.399.6473.

 

Photography

Photo by Brian Wytcherle

Photography 1

ART 265 | 4 credits | Fridays 9:30am–3:20pm

Spend your Fridays working with amazing photographer Brian Wytcherley. Investigates digital photography stressing competent SLR camera handling. Covers exposure control, digital management, image editing, printing, and presentation. Emphasizes important photographic themes, including still life, lighting, and composition. Instructor: Brian Wytcherley

Digital Photography 2

ART 266 | 4 credits | Mondays & Wednesdays 9:30am–12:20pm

Apply the basics you learned in Digital Photography 1 (ART265) to include studio work with an emphasis on lighting. Work with VC instructor Bret Malley in this advanced class. Prerequisite: ART265. Instructor: Bret Malley

Photo by Kelly James

Documentary Photography

ART 268 | 4 credits | Thursdays 6pm-9:50pm

Learn the art of storytelling! This course covers the concepts and aesthetics of documentary photography. Prerequisite: ART265. Instructor: Kelly James

Photo by Laura Lawn

Intro to Photography

ART 142 | 3 credits | Mondays evenings 6:00 – 9:50pm

Learn to get more from your digital camera and inkjet printer. Covers camera controls, exposure methods, basic image adjustments and composition. Previous computer experience required. Instructor: Laura Lawn

Filmmaking

Documentary Filmmaking

FLM 265 | 3 credits | Tuesday evenings 6:00–9:50pm

Taught by Portland filmmaker Christian Bergmans, Documentary Filmmaking students work with camcorders or DSLRs and editing software to produce their own personal mini-documentaries in this entry-level course designed to explore filmmaking and professional production. Equipment provided. Instructor: Christian Bergmans

Design Software

Photoshop 1

VC 130 | 2 credits | Mondays 6pm-8:50pm or Online

This is an entry-level class for students with no previous experience in Photoshop. Previous computer experience required. Projects Include: Photo Restoration, Color Correction, Digital Illustration, Compositing, Type Effects. Instructor: Julian Harkema

Adobe Illustrator 2

VC 140 | 2 credits | Tuesdays 6pm–8:50pm

Have fun, as you explore the advanced techniques of vector software.  Prerequisite: VC139. Instructor: Carson Brown

Dreamweaver 1

VC 134 | 2 credits| Online

Entry-level class for students with no previous experience in web design. Introduces the concepts and techniques of web design software. PC or Mac acceptable. Dreamweaver CS5 or higher required on your home computer. Instructor: Heidi Shamberger

Winter Creative Blast: Take a winter class that inspires!

December 12th, 2014

Explore your creativity in new mediums this winter! Work with dedicated professional designers, illustrators and photographers in small classes in our Mac lab and other facilities. For more information about these or other classes in graphic design or interactive media, contact Christine Linder at christine.linder@chemeketa.edu or 503.399.6473.

Check the schedule timetable for additional information needed for online registration. All courses listed meet for the full ten-week term.

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