Visual Communications Schools In Virginia

Visual Communications classes faculty can choose to work at one of 37 accredited visual communications schools in Virginia. The graphs, statistics and analysis below outline the current state and the future direction of academia in visual communications in the state of Virginia, which encompasses visual communications training at the following levels:

  • Visual Communications Certificate
  • Associates degree in Visual Communications
  • Bachelors degree in Visual Communications
  • Masters degree in Visual Communications


Schools

  1. Blue Ridge Community College in Weyers Cave

    1 College Lane, Weyers Cave, Virginia 24486-0080

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  2. Regent University

    1000 Regent University Dr, Virginia Beach, Virginia 23464

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  3. Central Virginia Community College

    3506 Wards Rd, Lynchburg, Virginia 24502-2498

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  4. Christopher Newport University

    1 University Place, Newport News, Virginia 23606

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  5. Eastern Mennonite University

    1200 Park Rd, Harrisonburg, Virginia 22802-2462

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  6. Ferrum College

    215 Ferrum Mountain Road, Ferrum, Virginia 24088-9000

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  7. George Mason University

    4400 University Dr, Fairfax, Virginia 22030-4444

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  8. Germanna Community College

    2130 Germanna Hwy, Locust Grove, Virginia 22508-2102

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  9. J Sargeant Reynolds Community College

    1651 E Parham Road, Richmond, Virginia 23228-2327

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  10. John Tyler Community College

    13101 Jefferson Davis Hwy, Chester, Virginia 23831-5316

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  11. Longwood University

    201 High St, Farmville, Virginia 23909

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  12. Lord Fairfax Community College

    173 Skirmisher Lane, Middletown, Virginia 22645

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  13. University of Mary Washington

    1301 College Ave, Fredericksburg, Virginia 22401-5300

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  14. Norfolk State University

    700 Park Ave, Norfolk, Virginia 23504-8000

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  15. Northern Virginia Community College

    4001 Wakefield Chapel Rd, Annandale, Virginia 22003-3796

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  16. Patrick Henry Community College

    645 Patriot Avenue, Martinsville, Virginia 24112

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  17. Piedmont Virginia Community College

    501 College Drive, Charlottesville, Virginia 22902-7589

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  18. Radford University

    801 East Main Street, Radford, Virginia 24141-0672

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  19. Shenandoah University

    1460 University Dr, Winchester, Virginia 22601-5195

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  20. Southern Virginia University

    One University Hill Drive, Buena Vista, Virginia 24416

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  21. Southwest Virginia Community College

    369 College Road US Rt. 19, 6 Miles S. Claypool Hill, Richlands, Virginia 24641-1101

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  22. Thomas Nelson Community College

    99 Thomas Nelson Drive, Hampton, Virginia 23666

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  23. Tidewater Community College

    121 College Place, Norfolk, Virginia 23510

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  24. Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

    Blacksburg, Virginia 24061-0131

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  25. Virginia Western Community College

    3093 Colonial Ave, Roanoke, Virginia 24015

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  26. Virginia Commonwealth University

    910 W Franklin St, Richmond, Virginia 23284-2512

    170 U.S. News National University Ranking
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  27. Virginia State University

    One Hayden Drive, Petersburg, Virginia 23806

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  28. Virginia Wesleyan College

    1584 Wesleyan Dr, Norfolk, Virginia 23502-5599

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  29. Sanford-Brown College in Vienna

    1980 Gallows Rd, Vienna, Virginia 22182

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  30. ITT Technical Institute-Norfolk

    863 Glenrock Rd, Ste 100, Norfolk, Virginia 23502-3701

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  31. ITT Technical Institute-Richmond

    300 Gateway Centre Pky, Richmond, Virginia 23235-5139

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  32. The Art Institute of Washington

    1820 N Fort Myer Dr, Arlington, Virginia 22209-1802

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  33. ITT Technical Institute-Springfield in Springfield

    7300 Boston Blvd, Springfield, Virginia 22153

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  34. ITT Technical Institute-Chantilly

    14420 Albemarle Point Pl, Suite 100, Chantilly, Virginia 20151

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  35. The Art Institute of Virginia Beach

    4500 Main St Ste 100, Virginia Beach, Virginia 23462

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Cities

  1. Visual Communications Schools in Norfolk, VA4 Schools
  2. Visual Communications Schools in Richmond, VA3 Schools
  3. Visual Communications Schools in Virginia Beach, VA2 Schools
  4. Visual Communications Schools in Annandale, VA2 Schools
  5. Visual Communications Schools in Arlington, VA2 Schools
  6. Visual Communications Schools in Hampton, VA1 Schools
  7. Visual Communications Schools in Petersburg, VA1 Schools
  8. Visual Communications Schools in Chantilly, VA1 Schools
  9. Visual Communications Schools in Chester, VA1 Schools
  10. Visual Communications Schools in Farmville, VA1 Schools
  11. Visual Communications Schools in Fairfax, VA1 Schools
  12. Visual Communications Schools in Roanoke, VA1 Schools
  13. Visual Communications Schools in Springfield, VA1 Schools
  14. Visual Communications Schools in Blacksburg, VA1 Schools
  15. Visual Communications Schools in Vienna, VA1 Schools
  16. Visual Communications Schools in Ferrum, VA1 Schools
  17. Visual Communications Schools in Martinsville, VA1 Schools
  18. Visual Communications Schools in Fredericksburg, VA1 Schools
  19. Visual Communications Schools in Radford, VA1 Schools
  20. Visual Communications Schools in Winchester, VA1 Schools
  21. Visual Communications Schools in Buena Vista, VA1 Schools
  22. Visual Communications Schools in Newport News, VA1 Schools
  23. Visual Communications Schools in Weyers Cave, VA1 Schools
  24. Visual Communications Schools in Middletown, VA1 Schools
  25. Visual Communications Schools in Lynchburg, VA1 Schools
  26. Visual Communications Schools in Harrisonburg, VA1 Schools
  27. Visual Communications Schools in Richlands, VA1 Schools
  28. Visual Communications Schools in Charlottesville, VA1 Schools

Statistics

Professional Trends

Virginia Vs. National Visual Communications Employment

Virginia 7,080
National 270,000

Approximately 3% of the country's visual communications professionals work in Virginia state.

Employment Growth for Visual communications professionals In Virginia

7,210 6,910 7,480 7,390 7,080
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

In Virginia, visual communications is a shrinking field. In 2010 there were 130 less visual communications professionals working in Virginia than there were in 2006. So, in four years, the number of visual communications professionals has shrunk by 2%. This is slower than the trend for visual communications professionals around the US. Nationally, the number of visual communications professionals has grown by 4% between 2006 and 2010.

Visual Communications VS. All Professions salaries in Virginia

$40,013 $42,645 $46,622 $45,152 $46,192
$46,318 $48,287 $49,095 $50,643 $51,501
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Visual Communications
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

In Virginia, as the number of visual communications professionals is declining, the salaries earned by visual communications professionals are increasing. In 2006 visual communications professionals made a mean salary of $40,013 per year, and in 2010 they made $46,192 per year.

Salary percentiles for Visual communications professionals in Virginia

10th percentile
$22,182
25th percentile
$28,090
50th percentile
$41,442
75th percentile
$60,838
90th percentile
$77,965

This represents a growth in salaries of 13%. This growth is mirrored by state trends for all professionals. In the state of Virginia, there is a huge variation in pay, within the field of visual communications. The pay differential between the highest paid visual communications professionals and those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket is 251%

Average Salaries for Visual communications professionals and related professions in Virginia

Art
$55,308
Computer Animation
$57,430
Drafting
$49,528
Fashion Design
$43,570
Graphic Design
$51,900
Industrial Design
$56,740
Interior Design
$53,070
Visual Communications
$46,192
Web Design
$51,900

In Virginia, visual communications professionals make, on average, less than their counterparts in related professions.

Educational Trends

Visual Communications programs available for each degree type for all schools in Virginia

associate
19
bachelor
19
master
4
doctor
0
Certificate
10
Total52

The number of students graduating from the 37 accredited visual communications schools in Virginia is increasing. In 2006, 746 students graduated from visual communications courses in Virginia. And in 2010, 801 students graduated.

Thus there was a 7% percent increase in the number of visual communications school degree or certificate graduates in Virginia. Most of these graduates, or 37%, earned a associate's degree in visual communications.

Visual Communications Faculty Salaries in Virginia

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