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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:
If you are interested in more information about the Visual Communication program at Chemeketa and the degrees we offer, we invite you to attend an overview session.
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 must attend an overview before applying to the program.
August 23rd, 2017
October 15th, 2015
We are pleased to announce some big changes to our social media efforts.
Visual Communications now has a official Facebook page. Like us to get official updates from the program as well as photos and design work from current students. Going forward this will be the official page for announcements, news, and program updates. Like us today — we promise to not flood your Timeline with link bait.
The previous Facebook Group will continue on as before, and faculty and staff will still contribute and moderate the discussions there. However, official posts will now only come from the new page.
Visual Communications has also joined Instagram at @chemeketavc. Follow us for a more visual look at what is happening in the program.
April 3rd, 2015
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 503.399.6473.
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
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
Learn the art of storytelling! This course covers the concepts and aesthetics of documentary photography. Prerequisite: ART265. Instructor: Kelly James
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
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
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
Have fun, as you explore the advanced techniques of vector software. Prerequisite: VC139. Instructor: Carson Brown
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
August 1st, 2014
Late June saw the release of full-time VC faculty member Bret Malley’s book Adobe Master Class: Advanced Compositing in Photoshop: Bringing the Impossible to Reality. The 360-page book is full of excellent compositing techniques, artist interviews, and artwork by Bret that include his toddle son performing amazing feats. Bret will also be a presenter at the PeachPit Press booth at Photoshop World in Las Vegas in September. Congratulations to Bret on publishing his first (and certainly not last) book!