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Majors and More

Majors and More

Design

Bachelor of Fine Arts in Visual Communication Design: Graphic Design

BFA in Art with Concentration in Visual Communication Design: Graphic Design

General Education Courses

 

Semester Hours

ACAD 101 Principles of the Learning Academy

1

Critical Skills  

18

Writing and Critical Thinking    
WRIT 101 Composition

3

CRTW 201 Critical Reading, Thinking & Writing

3

Quantitative Skills    
MATH 150 Introductory Discrete Mathematics

3

Technology Met in major with CSCI 101, & 101A, F & I

0

Oral Communication Met in major with WRIT 465

0

Logic/Language/Semiotics Met in major with VCOM 261 and 262

0

Skills for Common Experience and Thinking Across Disciplines

9

HMXP 102 The Human Experience: Who am I?

3

Global Perspectives Met in major with ARTH 175  
Historical Perspectives Met in major with ARTH 176  
Developing Critical Skills and Applying them to Disciplines

 

Constitution Requirement    
PLSC 201 or ECON 103 Amer Gov't or Intro to Political Economy

3

Social Science See approved list; cannot use course with  
  same designator as Constitution Requirement

3

Humanities and Arts 6 hours met in major with VCOM 151 and 258

0

  See approved list; course must be from outside the Dept. of Design

3

Natural Science See approved list; must include one lab science

7

Intensive Writing Met in major with WRIT 465

 

Required Courses in Major (C or better required in each course except those marked with **)

89

ARTH 175 Intro to Art Hist Prehistory-Middle Ages

3

 
ARTH 176 Intro to Art Hist Renaissance-Present

3

 
ARTH elective Must be numbered above 300

3

BADM 180 or FINC 101 Contemporary Business Issues, Personal Finance

3**

 
 
Intro to Comp & Info Process; MS; Photoshop; Illustrator

3**

 
 
 
 
MCOM 341 Advertising Principles

3**

 
VCOM 101 Visual Communication Seminar

1

 
VCOM 120 Design Drawing

3

 
VCOM 150 Design Studio Skills

3

 
VCOM 151 Design Fundamentals

3

 
VCOM 154 Design and Color

3

 
VCOM 222 Introduction to Illustration

3

 
VCOM 258 Introduction to Typography

0*

 
VCOM 259 Introduction to Graphic Design

3

 
VCOM 261 Introduction to Computer Imaging

0*

 
VCOM 262 Introduction to Web Design

3

 
VCOM 300 Visual Communication Design Portfolio Review

0

 
VCOM 301 Visual Communication Seminar I

1

 
VCOM 340 or approved VCOM elective Professional Internship

3

 
VCOM 355 Design Concepts

3

 
VCOM 358 Intermediate Typography

3

 
VCOM 363 Multimedia Design

3

 
VCOM 374 History of Graphic Design & Illustration

3

 
VCOM 388 Graphic Arts Production Practices

3

 
VCOM 401 Visual Communication Seminar II

1

 
VCOM 453 Corporate Identity

3

 
VCOM 455 Three-Dimensional Graphic Design

3

 
VCOM 486 Senior Thesis Proposal

2

 
VCOM 487 Senior Thesis

2

 
VCOM 501 Visual Communication Seminar III

1

 
VCOM 578 Professional Portfolio and Practices

3

 
ARTS/DIFD/VCOM Electives Approved electives

6

   

 

WRIT 465 Preparation of Oral & Written Reports

3

 
    Electives  

6

     
Total  

124


For additional degree requirements, please visit the Degree Requirements page.

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