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Majors and More

 

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 DESF 161 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 twodifferent groups: Life, Physical, Earth

(3-8)

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

62*

DESF 120 Design Drawing 3
DESF 150 Design Studio Skills 3
DESF 154 Design and Color 3
DESF 161 Introduction to Computer Imaging 3
DESF 189 Design Studio Experience 0
DESF 222 Visual Thinking and Symbolic Communication 3
DESF 300 Visual Communication Design Portfolio Review 0
VCOM 101 Visual Communication Seminar

1

VCOM 151 Design Fundamentals

3

VCOM 258 Introduction to Typography

3

VCOM 259 Introduction to Graphic Design

3

VCOM 262 Introduction to Web Design

3

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 211 Contemporary Business Issues, Personal Finance 3**
    IMCO 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

*DESF and VCOM courses may not be taken on the S/U basis.
For additional degree requirements, please visit the Degree Requirements page.

Last Updated: 7/6/20