Visual Communication Design Program Requirements

The courses listed below are required for completion of the bachelor’s degree in visual communication design. Visual communication design majors may take the general course of study or may select the motion graphics or photography track. Students must also complete the requirements for the Stevenson core curriculum. Specific pre- and co-requisites for each course are listed in the course descriptions. Some secondary requirements, which are noted by an asterisk (*) in the list below, can also be used to fulfill a core curriculum requirement.

Major Requirements (all students):

ART 106

Introduction to Art History

ART 110

Fundamentals of Design I

ART 113

Fundamentals of Design II

ART 116

Drawing I

ART 117

Drawing II

ART 205

Art History Survey Topics

ART 390

Internship I

VCD 208

Web Design I

VCD 210

Communication Design I

VCD 211

Communication Design II

VCD 230

Typography I

VCD 256

The Moving Image

VCD 308

Web Design II

VCD 410

Portfolio Development~

VCD 450

Senior Capstone~

~Course under development

Six credits of Communication Design electives from among the following:

VCD 480

Design Studio: Exhibition Design

VCD 480

Design Studio: Creative Strategies

VCD 480

Design Studio: Packaging Design

VCD 480

Design Studio: Corporate Comm. & Branding

VCD 480

Design Studio Special Topics

Students must also complete the courses for the general program or one of the tracks listed below.

Visual Communication (General Program):

ART 305

Topics in Art History

PHOTO 140 or

Photography

PHOTO 141

Basic Digital Photography

VCD 330

Typography II

Six credits of Materials and Methods electives from among the following:

ART 215

Painting I

ART 217

Figure Drawing

ART 219

Printmaking

ART 250

Topics in Alternative Fine Art Processes

PHOTO 250

Topics in Alternative Photo Processes

PHOTO 260

Digital Photography

VCD 3XX

Illustration~

VCD 3XX

Experimental Typography~

~Course under development

Three additional credits of Communication Design electives from among the following:

VCD 370

Relationship of Design & Business

VCD 430

Digital Media/Advanced Web Design

VCD 440

Designing for a Target Market

VCD 480

Design Studio Special Topics

Motion Graphics Track:

ART 256

Commercial and Industrial Scriptwriting

ART 305

Topics in Art History: Moving Images and Art

MOGR 330

Typography in Motion

MOGR 331

Intermediate Motion Graphics

MOGR 431

Advanced Motion Graphics and Effects

PHOTO 140 or

Photography

PHOTO 141

Basic Digital Photography

Three credits of Material and Methods electives from among the following:

ART 215

Painting I

ART 217

Figure Drawing

ART 219

Printmaking

ART 250

Topics in Alternative Fine Art Processes

PHOTO 250

Topics in Alternative Photo Processes

PHOTO 260

Digital Photography

Photography Track:

ART 305

Topics in Art History: Photography

PHOTO 140

Photography

PHOTO 260

Digital Photography

PHOTO 3XX

Intermediate Photography~

PHOTO 340

Advanced Photography

PHOTO 480

Photo Studio Special Topics

~Course under development

Secondary Requirements:

IS 125

Fundamentals of Digital Media*

CM 101

Public Speaking*

CM 270 or

New Media Communication*

CM 255 or

Small Group Communication*

CM 211

Intercultural Communication*

PHIL 320

Aesthetics* (recommended)

CM 380

The Advertising Campaign (recommended)

Students may seek a Bachelor of Art or a Bachelor of Science degree under this program. Bachelor of Arts degree students must complete at least two courses in a foreign language at the intermediate level or above.


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