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Design and Visual Communications (DVC): Home

Lessons and Tutorials from Adobe

Learn the basics or refine your skills :

Additional Lessons and Tutorials

Intro to Adobe Photoshop

A guide created at UNC that  introduces important concepts in digital imaging and techniques in Adobe Photoshop.

Graphic Design & Illustration Tutorials by Envato Tuts+

Keep up to date or learn a new skills with tutorials with these step by step lessons. 


    Learn how to draw pencil portraits, color pencil portraits, animals and more.



Photographs and Artwork by DVC Students


Art and Museum Websites

Google Arts and Culture 

Explore stories from around the world


An online encyclopedia of art that can be searched by artist, artwork or museum

‚ÄčThe Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston

Provides information about exhibitions and events for teens

Museum of Fine Arts/Boston

View the online collections and learn about classes and programs for teens



Education and Career

Communication Arts (CA)

Leading trade journal for visual communications

HOW Online Magazine

Provides essential business information and technology tips for graphic designers

Career and Education Guide

Provided by American Institute of Graphics Arts (AIGA)

Visual Communications Degree Programs

A listing of the top programs offered at colleges and universities


Photography and Photoshop

Crafts and Projects


Animation World Network

Provides a wide range of information pertaining to all facets of the animation industry.

Cartoon Research

A website compiled and edited by Jerry Beck, a writer, animation producer and author of over 15 books on animation history.