Visual Media Registration

The Visual Media program is a rigorous 2-year curriculum providing the framework for a strong portfolio and guidance for career preparation, whether as an entrepreneur or as a visual communications professional. Examine concepts, ask questions, solve creative problems and push the boundaries of traditional media using the power of still and motion imagery. Expand your knowledge both individually and in small teams to craft creative solutions from aesthetic conception to final application.

Approved List

Because there is often more interest in this program than we can accommodate, and because it is Fall entry only, student’s names are collected throughout the year and placed on Approved List.

Admission to Seattle Central College

You must apply to the school and use a valid email address to receive a response.

After you submit your application, your college admissions office will review and process your application and send you an email. Your admissions email will include your unique ctcLink ID number.

You will use your ctcLink ID number to activate your account. (You only need to activate once.)

  • Go to the ctcLink Gateway page.
  • Select “First Time User?”.
  • Use your first name, last name, date of birth, and ctcLink ID number to activate your account.

Acceptance to Seattle Central College does not guarantee entrance into the Visual Media Program. To ensure the application process to the Visual Media Program is complete, you must follow all the steps below.

Academic Requirements

Students must show that they are ready to take College Composition (English 101) and Pre-Algebra (MAT 081) by either (a) taking the placement test for admissions, or (b) providing transcripts from any previously attended accredited institution(s).

Testing Center


Send an email including your ctcLink ID number and interest in the Visual Media Program to Jayjay Pastores, Academic Advisor, BE 1102D, He will set up your program file.

For additional information, you may contact or 206.934.4068.



Portfolio Review

The Visual Media program has rolling admission, you may apply anytime until the program has reached capacity. You are encouraged to apply sooner rather than later as often we fill before Summer quarter and only start in the Fall. The website will notify people when we have reached capacity for the coming year

Students wishing to enter this program must also submit an entrance portfolio that will be evaluated by faculty members in the Visual Media program. Students are not eligible to enter the program until their portfolio has been approved.


Once your entrance portfolio has been approved you have completed the application process to the Visual Media Program. Your name will be added to the list at the next update.

If your first submission is not accepted, you are welcome to resubmit.

Open House: We strongly recommend attending an Open House about this program at your earliest convenience. Open House is scheduled at the beginning of each quarter from 5:30 to 6:30 pm on the fifth floor of the main building. You may drop in anytime, and no RSVP is required.

Fall 2023 – October 18th
Winter 2024 – January 25th
Spring 2024 – April 24th 

Enrollment and Registration: Prospective students on the Approved List will be contacted by e-mail late in Spring Quarter. The program will be filled in the order applicants were placed on the Approved List. Suppose the program reaches capacity before we can offer you a position. In that case, you will be invited to declare your wish to remain available to fill any late openings or defer to the following year. DEFERRAL: Students on the Approved List may delay entry by one year with an e-mail request to the Division Office. This can be done only once; at that time, no other process will be necessary.

E-mail Changes: You are responsible for informing us if your e-mail information changes. Please notify the Division Office directly by e-mail.