Graphic Design & Visual Communications Degree Requirements


Major in Graphic Design & Visual Communications (44 credits)

Recommended Prerequisites (Credits not counted in the major):
COMM 101 Introduction to Communication & Public Speaking [4]
ARTD 102 2D & 3D Foundations [2]

Required Lower Division Courses (16 Credits):
ARTD 103 Photography & Image Framing [2]
ARTD 202 Drawing & Illustration [2]
VCOM 201 Design Thinking [2]
VCOM 203 Typography [2]
VCOM 207 Digital Design Tools [4]
VCOM 353 Graphic Design [4]

Required Communication Theory (Complete 8 Credits):
COMM 300 Media Writing & Analysis [4]
COMM 350 Persuasive Messages & Campaigns [4]
COMM 360 Advertising & Marketing [4]

Upper Division Major Electives (Complete 16 Credits):
VCOM 360 Web Design: HTML & CSS [4]
VCOM 365 User Experience Design [4]
COMM 370 Multimedia Message Design [4]
COMM 410 Multimedia Production [4]
VCOM 470 Instructional Design & Technology [4]
INFO 481 Project Management [4]
VCOM 498 Internship [1-4]

Capstone [4 Credits]:
VCOM 499 Capstone [4]

Total required credits [44]

Minor in Visual Communication (24 cr)

Required Lower Division Courses (Complete 12 Credits):
ARTD 103 Photography & Image Framing [2]
ARTD 202 Drawing & Illustration [2]
VCOM 201 Design Thinking [2]
VCOM 203 Typography [2]
VCOM 207 Digital Design Tools [4]
VCOM 353 Graphic Design [4]

Required Communication Theory (Complete 4 Credits):
COMM 300 Media Writing & Analysis [4]
COMM 350 Persuasive Messages & Campaigns [4]
COMM 360 Advertising & Marketing [4]

Upper Division Major Electives (Complete 8 Credits):
VCOM 360 Web Design: HTML & CSS [4]
VCOM 365 User Experience Design [4]
COMM 370 Multimedia Message Design [4]
COMM 410 Multimedia Production [4]
VCOM 470 Instructional Design & Technology [4]
INFO 481 Project Management [4]
VCOM 498 Internship [1-4]

Total required credits [24]