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Majors and More

 

Bachelor of Fine Arts in Visual Communication Design: Illustration Track

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
two different groups:  Life, Physical, Earth

(3-8)

Subtotal   32-38
Required Courses in Major (C required in each course except those marked with **)

74*

DESF 120 Design Drawing 3
DESF 150 Design Studio Skills 3
DESF 154 Design and Color 3
DESF 161 Intro. to Comp. Imaging 3
DESF 222 Visual Thinking & Symbolic Comm 3
DESF 300 Visual Communication Design Portfolio Review 0
VCOM 101 VCOM Seminar

1

VCOM 121 Design Drawing II: Struct. & Form

3

VCOM 151 Design Fundamentals

3

VCOM 220 Illustration: the Figure

3

VCOM 258 Intro. Typography

3

VCOM 259 Intro. Graphic Design

3

VCOM 262 Intro. Web Design

3

VCOM 301 Critical Seminar

1

VCOM 320 Illustration: Comparative Anat.

3

VCOM 323 Illustration: Costumed Figure

3

VCOM 325 Illustration: Portraiture

3

VCOM 374 History of Graphic Des. and Illustration

3

VCOM 388 Graph. Arts Prod. Practices

3

VCOM 401 Critical Seminar

1

VCOM 420 Illustration: Heroes and Antiheroes

3

VCOM 423 Illustration: Fairy Tales / Child. Lit

3

VCOM 424 Illustration: Sequential Storytelling

3

VCOM 425 Illustration: Persuasion & Propaganda

3

VCOM 427 Illustration: Narrative and Editorial

3

VCOM 486 Senior Thesis Proposal

2

VCOM 487 Senior Thesis

2

VCOM 501 Critical Seminar

1

VCOM 578 Prof. Portfolio

3

 
Cognate Requirements   12
    WRIT 465 Prep. Oral & Written Reports

3

    BADM 180 or FINC 211 Contemporary Business Issues, Personal Finance 3**
    VCOM, ARTS, DIFD, approved VCOM electives

3

     Any appropriate course related in art or design history 3
     
Electives   0-2
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