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Design

Bachelor of Fine Arts in Visual Communication Design: Graphic Design

Bachelor of Fine Arts in Visual Communication Design-Graphic Design 

General Education

 

Semester Hours

ACAD 101 Principles of the Learning Academy

1

Shared Skills and Proficiencies
   
Writing and Critical Thinking    
WRIT 101 Composition

3

    HMXP 102      Human Experience 3
CRTW 201 Critical Reading, Thinking & Writing

3

    Oral Communication Met in cognate with WRIT 465 0
    Technology Met in major with VCOM 261 0
    Intensive Writing Met in cognate with WRIT 465 0
    Constitution Requirement See approved list; may be met with another requirement 0-3
    Physical Activity See approved list 1
Thinking Critically Across Disciplines*    
Global Perspectives  

 

    ARTH 175 Intro to Art Hist Prehistory-Middle Ages 3
Historical Perspectives Met in major with VCOM 374     

0

Introducing Students to Broad Disciplinary Perspectives

 

Social Science See approved list; must include 2 designators

6

Humanities and Arts 3 hours met in major with VCOM 151

 

    ARTH 176 Intro to Art Hist Renaissance-Present 3
Quantitative Skills and Natural Science (3 courses) 9-12
    Quantitative Skills See approved list (3-8)
Natural Science See approved list; must include one lab science.  If 2 courses taken, must be in two

(3-8)

  different groups:  Life, Physical, Earth

 

Subtotal   32-38
Required Courses in Major  (Courses required for VCD Portfolio Review-VCOM 300- required a C+ or better.  All VCOM courses required
for the degree require a C or better.)

62

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

3

 
VCOM 259 Introduction to Graphic Design

3

 
VCOM 261 Introduction to Computer Imaging

3

 
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 444 Professional Internship, Studio 351

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

 
Cognate Requirements   21
    WRIT 465 Preparation of Oral & Written Reports 3
    BADM 180 or FINC 201 Contemporary Business Issues, Personal Finance 3**
MCOM 341 Advertising Principles

3**

    ARTS/DIFD/VCOM Electives
9
    Any appropriate course related to design   history     3
Electives (above the 300-level)  

0-5

Total  

120


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