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Visual Communication Design

Program Requirements

Visual Communication Design Major

(84 credits)

Foundations Courses (16 credits)
A115 Beginning Design: 2-D
A116 Beginning Design: 3-D
A120 Foundations of Digital Art & Design
A130 Beginning Drawing

Introductory Courses, 200-Level (12 credits)
A220 Intro to Typography
A222 Digital Images
A260 Basic Photography

Professional Support Courses (8 credits)
A429 Portfolio & Professional Practices

plus, select one:
A315w Intermediate Design: 2D
A316 Intermediate Design: 3D
A406w History of Graphic Design

Upper Division Courses (36 credits)
A320 Graphic Design: Process & Theory
A321 Graphic Design: Form & Communication
A322 Graphic Design: Contemporary Issues

plus choose two sequences from the following:
A323 Interactive Media: Web Structure and Communication
A324 Interactive Media: Applied
A325 Interactive Media: Contemporary Issues

A326 Time-Based Media: Video
A327 Time-Based Media: Animation
A328 Time-Based Media: Contemporary Issues

A420 Print Design: Systems & Techniques
A421 Print Design: Expressive & Structural Design
A422 Print Design: Presentation & Contemporary Issues

Art History Courses (12 credits)
A 204 Art History: Prehistoric through Late Antiquity
A 205 Art History: Middle Ages through Renaissance
A 206 Art History: Baroque through Contemporary

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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 Intro to Typography
A 222 Digital Images
A 260 Basic Photography

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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