Study Abroad - Visual Communication Design

Want to see the world? Why wait?

Champlain makes it easy to embark on a life-changing semester (or two) in distant areas of the globe. All our majors are designed to accommodate a semester studying in a foreign country. With Champlain Abroad Dublin, Champlain Abroad Montreal , exchange programs, and third-party programs, the possibilities are nearly limitless for exploring unique landscapes and different cultures. 

In addition to taking classes and living in a new place, studying abroad is an opportunity to confront your own assumptions, meet new people, embrace curiosity, and gain a richer understanding of the world by truly realizing what it means to see from a global perspective. Our Office of International Education (OIE) will work with you to ensure all credits transfer and fulfill requirements for your major. 

Champlain Abroad Montreal

Montreal is ranked as the world's "hippest" cities by the The New York Times. Our program is known for cutting-edge academics and internship placements in a city famous for its innovative economy. Located in the heart of downtown Montreal, Champlain Abroad Montreal gives you professional, cultural and dynamic experiences:

Sample Courses*

Sample Major Specific Courses Offered in Montreal

ART 330A: CANADIAN CULTURE THROUGH MUSIC (ART Elective)

MKT 350: DIGITAL MARKETING (Publishing Specialization)

COM 230: SMALL GROUP COMMUNICATION (Publishing Specialization)

EGD 110: GAME DESIGN FOR NON-GAME MAJORS (Elective)

SCI 155: GLOBAL ENVIRONMENTAL EARTH SCIENCE (With Lab - 4 Credits)

SAP 390: INTERNATIONAL INTERNSHIP EXPERIENCE (6 Credits)**

Sample Core 330 Courses

Students will select two culture courses that meet COR 330 requirements, such as:

ART 330A: CANADIAN CULTURE THROUGH MUSIC

MGT 335: INTERNATIONAL SPECIAL TOPICS IN BUSINESS: MONTREAL

CCM 301: MONTREAL EMERGING MEDIA AND INNOVATION

COR 310: GLOBAL STUDIES I: THE GLOBAL CONDITION (Spring Only)

COR 320: GLOBAL STUDIES II: HUMAN RIGHTS AND RESPONSIBILITIES (Spring Only)

FLM 281: CANADIAN CULTURE THROUGH FILM

HIS 415: CANADIAN - AMERICAN RELATIONS

LAN 310: FRENCH III

SWK 230: LGBTQ MONTREAL

WRT 236: FOOD WRITING IN MONTREAL

* Full course listings available at www.champlain.edu/champlain-abroad.

** Students with a competitive GPA are eligible to apply for a credit bearing internship in Montreal or Dublin at a company or organization related to their field of study. Please contact OIE for more information about these opportunities: oie@champlain.edu.

Champlain Abroad Dublin

Dublin is an active, energetic, and creative capital city with a young population and a friendly town feel. Despite the relaxed atmosphere, Dublin is a hub for global corporations as well as small start-up companies. In the spring, Dublin plays host to OFFSET, a creative festival and conference. With more than 2,500 attendees each year, OFFSET is considered to be one of the world’s most inspirational, educational, and vocational industry events for art, design, and creative fields.

Sample Courses*

Sample Major Specific Courses Offered in Dublin

ART 220: IRISH CULTURE THROUGH THE FINE ARTS (ART Elective)

ART 380: ADVANCED ART HISTORY: CREATIVE DUBLIN (ART Elective)

MKT 350: DIGITAL MARKETING (Publishing Specialization)

WRT 231: TECHNICAL WRITING

SCI 155: GLOBAL ENVIRONMENTAL EARTH SCIENCE (With Lab - 4 Credits)

SAP 390: INTERNATIONAL INTERNSHIP EXPERIENCE (6 Credits)**

Sample Core 330 Courses

Students will select two culture courses that meet COR 330 requirements, such as:

ART 220: IRISH CULTURE THROUGH THE FINE ARTS

ART 330B: CEOL NA HEIREANN: CULTURAL IMMERSION THROUGH IRISH MUSIC

MGT 335: IRELAND AND THE EUROPEAN PROJECT

COR 310: GLOBAL STUDIES I: THE GLOBAL CONDITION (Spring Only)

COR 320: GLOBAL STUDIES II: HUMAN RIGHTS AND RESPONSIBILITIES (Spring Only)

FLM 280: IRISH CULTURE THROUGH FILM

HIS 315:  THE EARLY HISTORY OF IRELAND

ENG 335: THE DUBLIN LITERARY EXPERIENCE

WRT 335: WRITING THE CITY: DUBLIN

* Full course listings available at www.champlain.edu/champlain-abroad.

** Students with a competitive GPA are eligible to apply for a credit bearing internship in Montréal or Dublin at a company or organization related to their field of study. Please contact OIE for more information about these opportunities: oie@champlain.edu.

Third-Party Providers

Champlain also offers students the option to study abroad through pre-approved third-party providers. The University of the Arts (UAL), London is a collegiate university comprising six internationally renowned colleges of art, design, communications, fashion, and the performing arts. Of the six London-based campuses that comprise UAL, The following programs are well-suited for Visual Communication Design majors based on their desired semester abroad:

FALL:

Chelsea College of Arts | UAL | London, England | Through API

Chelsea College of Arts is ideal for students looking to develop professional digital, technical and presentation skills in this fast-moving industry. In the INTEGRATED STUDY ABROAD program, you will study Visual Communication Design exclusively alongside full-time degree-seeking students taking classes that are assigned to you in order to fully develop detailed technical skills within your chosen field. 

NOTE: UAL offers an optional European Art History Module (for an additional cost) which can be added as a 2 week course prior to the start of the FALL semester to meet 3 credits of COR 330 requirements. An additional 3 credits of COR may be need to be taken upon your return to Champlain.

SPRING:

Central Saint Martines | UAL | London, England | Through API

Central Saint Martins is considered one of the world's most prestigious art colleges. Located in the creative heart of London, it brings together students from the widest range of disciplines under one roof. Independent, risk-taking students who embrace the challenge of self-direction thrive here. Students will enroll in the SEMESTER STUDY ABROAD program in the Graphic Design Track of The Free Elective Studies Program (FESP) which is entirely designed for the study abroad student. Courses are taught entirely with American and international students in the American university style (continuous assessment, collaborative classes, la carte course choices). Students on this track will take core modules Graphic Design 1 and Graphic Design 2 as well as Mandatory and Elective modules. 

Additional approved Third Party Providers include:

Please visit Champlain Abroad to learn more about our study abroad programs and options.

The program name change from Graphic Design & Digital Media to Visual Communication Design will be effective as of Fall 2020.