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NOVEMBER 15

2-hour delay 11/16

LVC will open at 10 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 16, 2018.

About Digital Communications at LVC

Design mobile apps, develop advertising campaigns, create branded identities, and develop start-ups and e-business plans. As a DigiCOM major, you'll combine art and science to become a master of technology—for today and tomorrow. Gain hands-on experience with industry-standard software, mobile devices, and 3-D printing. Concentrate in one of six areas: business technology, communications, design, programming, user experience, or videography.

Recent graduates have been hired as graphic artists, interactive media specialists, and marketing coordinators in places including Baltimore, Boston, Charlotte, Chicago, London, New York City, Orlando, Richmond, and San Diego.

Human-centered Design

Have you ever pushed a door instead of pulled it? Clicked on a tab on a website and found information that you didn't expect to find? How about flipped the wrong light switch? These issues occur because the designer did not center their design around the humans who use these objects.

Human-centered design focuses on understanding the wants and needs of individuals. Our DigiCOM and Interaction and Experience Design (I.Ex.D.) majors create ideas that work for users. Whether it's designing a new app, creating an experiential advertising campaign, designing a smart object or wearable, or building a new website, everything starts with learning about the user.

By combining human-centered design with prototyping and interactivity, students create solutions for the digital world.

  • Combine business, communications, computer & data science, design, and user experience make and build projects to share with prospective employers
  • You'll get the full attention of faculty throughout the program—a benefit you won't get a larger schools
  • Work closely with faculty to develop career plans, create portfolios and résumés, and develop and showcase course assignments to find internships and prepare for the job market.
  • Gain professional experience. Class projects often involve working with and solving problems for local and regional clients, such as The Hershey Company and Armstrong World Industries.
  • Explore the interrelated elements of communication, business, design, and computer & data science in a setting that emphasizes design-thinking to solve communications problems.
  • Practice usability testing methods to create more effective communications programs and projects.
  • Gain real-world experience working collaboratively with the student-run Kalo Creative ad agency, VALE Music Group, and annual Flying Dutchmen Ale projects.

The uniqueness of the major has proved to be a guaranteed conversation starter throughout my career, and when explaining that my background is in computer science, business, communications, and design, the response is always the same—wow—it’s impressive.

Digital Marketing Manager, MCPHS University, Boston

Kayla Fulfer ’12

Gallery of Student Work

Digital Communications students created a virtual tour of locations at LVC such as Blair Music Center

Virtual Reality

Lebanon Valley College: GuideBot Virtual Tour

Group Members: Dakota Lee '17, Justin Knecht '19, and Joseph D'Angelo '16

LVC Digital Communications students created a personal safety mobile application called SOLO

Capstone

SOLO App

Group Members: Megan Doris '16, Molly Gertenbach '16, Ryan Dotson '16, & Haley Dobart '16

An LVC Digital Communications student created a logo and other branding for a fictional zoo

Corporate Branding

Zoo Logo

Molly Gertenbach ’16

An LVC Digital Communications student created a personal portfolio using motion graphics

Motion Graphics

Videography: Motion Graphics Portfolio

Dakota Lee '17

Digital Communications created an entertainment discovery app, Discover & Chill, that was presented at inquiry

Capstone

Discover & Chill App

Group Members: Nicole Breighner '16, Damian Grosso '16, Matthew Healy '16, Emily Johnson '16, Laura Posey '16, & Dylan Rigg '16

A digital communications major designed labels and a carrier for brand of beer

Package Design

Beverage Label

Zane Brown ’16

Lebanon Valley College Digital Communications majors created a music collaboration app called SOL

Capstone

SOL App

Group Members:

LVC Digital Communications majors created an interactive website to tell the story of Centralia

Storytelling for Digital Media

Centralia: Interactive Story

Group Members: Billy Gartrell '15, Meghan Baron '15, Zach Beidler '15