Top Schools for Audio and Visual Communication Technology

Read about programs in audio and visual communication technology, which typically include topics in photography, print media and video production. Learn about the degree options at four colleges and universities, as well as what's unique to other schools around the country that provide training in audio and visual technology.

There are both undergraduate and graduate level degrees available in topics related to audio and visual communication technology. Students can find relevant programs at four-year universities and two-year community and technical colleges.

School Information

The four schools featured below offer comprehensive programs that cover a wide range of topics related to audio and visual communication technology. The two universities were also nationally ranked by U.S. News & World Report for 2017.

George Mason University in Fairfax, VA

School Highlight: George Mason University ranked tied at #143 among national universities by U.S. News & World Report in 2017.

The university offers a Bachelor of Arts and a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Art and Visual Technology. All undergraduates enrolled in this major must visit art museums and galleries through the university's AVT Artsbus program. A Master of Fine Arts in Art and Visual Technology is also available.

Bowling Green State University in Bowling Green, OH

School Highlight: Bowling Green State University ranked among the top 200 national universities by U.S. News & World Report in 2017.

The university offers a bachelor's degree program in visual communication technology with specializations in interactive media, photography, print media and video production. The curriculum includes courses in Web design and internet technology, printing processes, digital media and photography principles.

Luzerne County Community College in Nanticoke, PA

School Highlight: Over 98% of the campus's classrooms feature an instructor PC, overhead projector and network access.

The college offers an Associate in Applied Science in Audio/Video Communications program that prepares students for entry-level employment in television, radio and multimedia. The curriculum includes courses in radio and television production, electronic journalism and mass communications; students also complete a professional internship. The school has transfer agreements with more than 40 colleges and universities throughout the U.S. that guarantee admission to Luzerne graduates.

Bates Technical College in Tacoma, WA

School Highlight: The audio/visual technology and communication program allows for specializations in broadcasting/video productions and digital media.

Bates Technical College offers two-year Associate of Applied Science degrees in audio/visual technology. Students who chose the broadcasting/video productions specialization take courses in broadcast operation, broadcast engineering or video production to prepare them for certification by the Society of Broadcast Engineers (SBE). Within the digital media program, students are trained in video production, editing and motion graphics.

Top Audio and Visual Communication Technology Schools

These institutions also offer strong programs in the field of audio and visual communications technology:

  • Eastern Oklahoma County Technology Center in Choctaw, OK, has a college credit agreement with Rose State College.
  • Hawkeye Community College in Waterloo, IA, offers specialized training opportunities.
  • Monroe Community College in Rochester, NY, offers a photography and television program.
  • The program at Rappahannock Community College in Glenns, VA, has a focus on website design.
  • Shoreline Community College in Shoreline, WA, offers an Associate of Applied Science in Visual Communications.
  • At Spokane Falls Community College in Spokane, WA, the curriculum includes the study of basic music theory.

For students who are interested in audio and visual communications technology, interdisciplinary programs can be found at many colleges and universities. Students can choose between undergraduate and graduate-level programs based on their experience and career goals in this field.


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