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B.A./B.S. IN VISUAL COMMUNICATION DESIGN

Visual Communication Design Major  84 credits  

                                        VCDMajorChecklist_2015-2016

      

Foundations Core (16 credits)

A 115 Beginning Design: 2-D
A 116 Beginning Design: 3-D
A 120 Foundations of Digital Art & Design
A 130 Beginning Drawing

Introduction Courses, 200-Level (8 credits)

A 220 Typography
A 262 Digital Images & Photography 1

Art History (12 credits)

A 204 Pre-History – Late Antiquity
A 205 Medieval-Renaissance
A 206 Baroque-Contemporary

Upper Division Courses (16 credits)

A 308W History of Graphic Design
A 320 Graphic Design: Process & Theory
A 321 Graphic Design: Form & Communication
A 322 Graphic Design: Contemporary Practice

 

Upper Division Electives  (28 credits)

Choose 3 – 5 courses from the following list: 

A 315W Intermediate Design: 2D
A 316W Intermediate Design: 3D

A 323  Interactive Media: Web

A 324 Interactive Media: Applied

A 326 Video & Animation 1

A 327 Video & Animation 2

A 329 Print Design: Systems & Techniques

Choose 2 – 4 courses from the following list: 

A 462  Digital Images & Photography 2

A 425 Interactive Media: Contemporary Issues

A 421 Print Design: Expressive & Structural Design

A 422  Print Design: Presentation & Contemporary Issues

A 468 Art & Technology Workshop

Capstone Experience

A 429 Portfolio & Professional Preparation (required)      VCDMajorChecklist_2015-2016 (1)

 

  • B.A. Requirements
  • B.S. Requirements
  • LACC Requirements
 The Bachelor of Arts (BA) degrees are liberal arts degree programs with a major in Visual Communication Design. Students who take the BA in visual communication design 84 credit hours in visual communication design courses in addition to the liberal arts core curriculum (LACC) and a minor in another academic discipline.

Bachelor of Arts  (B.A.)

Liberal Arts Core Curriculum (LACC) – 54 – 55 credits
Writing Intensive – 6 credits
Second Language
Mathematics/Computer Science – 6 credits
Refer to current Catalog pages 33 – 35  Graduation requirements LACC BA BS
MAJOR  – 70 credits    MINOR – varies

 The Bachelor of Science (BS) degrees are liberal arts degree programs with a major in Visual Communication Design. Students who take the BS in visual communication design courses complete 84 credit hours in visual communication design courses in addition to the liberal arts core curriculum (LACC) and a minor in another academic discipline.

Bachelor of Science  (B.S.)

Liberal Arts Core Curriculum (LACC) – 54 – 55 credits
Writing Intensive – 6 credits
Cultural Diversity – 6 credits
Mathematics/Computer Science – 11 credits
Refer to current Catalog pages 33 – 35  Graduation requirements LACC BA BS
MAJOR  – 70 credits    MINOR – varies

Liberal Arts Core Curriculum (LACC) 54-55 credits

  • Communication  COM 111  – 3 credits
  • Writing WR 135 College Writing II – 4 credits
  • Creative Arts – 9 credits
  • Health & Physical Education – 4 credits
  • Laboratory Science – 12 – 15 credits
  • Literature – 8 credits
  • Philosophy or Religion – 3 credits
  • Social Science 11 – 12 credits
  • Mathematics/Computer Science – 11 credits
  • MATH 111 College Algebra – (or higher)
  • Computer Science – CS 121 Computer Applications  (or higher)
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Visual Communication Design Minor

(32-36 credits)

Foundations Courses (12 credits)

A 115 Beginning Design: 2-D
A 116 Beginning Design: 3-D
A 130 Beginning Drawing

Introductory Courses, 200-Level (12 credits)

A 220 Typography
A 262 Digital Images & Photography 1

Upper Division Courses (14-16 credits)

Graphic Design, Interactive Media, Print Design, or Video & Animation (see advisor)
All upper-division courses require prerequisites. See your advisor.

 

 

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