Visual Communication Design (VCD) involves the development of visual language systems for communication. The VCD department emphasizes practice, theory, methodology, and history, which are the foundations of the discipline. Our students learn that the static and interactive products of design are developed with a conscious integration of the human factor, technology, and aesthetics. We encourage students to become designers who function as interpreters of communication in a social context. This requires not only speciﬁc vocational tasks, but also critical thinking and intellectual flexibility. Toward this goal, we provide a broad educational background within a professional context.