Who We Are:
The Center for Visual Communication (VISCOM) was established in 2007 as an on-campus â€œThink Tank,â€ providing creative services and solutions to on- and off-campus clients. VISCOM combines teaching and research when our faculty, students and industry professionals work together to solve problems and create innovative design solutions.
What We Do:
VISCOM has produced award-winning animation, commercials, graphic design, illustrations, motion graphics, photography and websites for on-campus and external entities. We collaborate with, and provide strategic creative services for, regional businesses and on-campus entities requiring graphic-related design support.
VISCOM is an academic program in which students receive credit for work performed, as well as a combination of credits and financial compensation. VISCOM provides graphic-related services to select on-campus clients and outside entities, utilizing â€œreal-worldâ€ projects to support student education, research and career preparation. VISCOM provides a unique opportunity to enhance the student experience with a â€œLearn By Doingâ€ educational philosophy. We believe this model not only provides added value to student learning, but also provide critical mentorship by senior students, which encourages younger students to stay on track, succeed and graduate on time. Students involved with VISCOM have successfully transitioned into their respective professional endeavors, and their success stories can be found in the Alumni section.
For students who are interested in becoming members of the VISCOM team, please contact Professor Dave Moon, Professor Joe Bautista or Professor Magdy Rizk. VISCOM invites and welcomes students who are passionate, dedicated and excited about learning…students willing to work hard in order to be successful. VISCOM is not for everyone, but if you think you have what it takes to be â€œrelevantâ€ in this challenging and extremely competitive world, please contact us. We are always looking for highly motivated students.
The VISCOM Center is located in the Art Department, and many of its â€œCoreâ€ members are from the Art Department areas of Visual Communication that includes Graphic Design, Animation, Photography and Illustration. Over the past 50 years, the CSU Northridge Art Department has earned a solid reputation within the entertainment industry by producing outstanding alumni, many of whom hold high-level positions at such companies as the Disney, Nickelodeon, Warner Brothers, Sony, FOX and Universal, just to name a few. The Center for Visual Communication is self-funded and equipped with high-end hardware and the latest software for students to use. VISCOM also has numerous supporters and local partners providing scholarships and business development assistance, including Western Commercial Bank and Hamagami/Carroll, Inc.
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