Visual Design Option
|Course Title||Course Number||Semester Taken||Credits||Prerequisites|
|GENERAL EDUCATION COURSES|
|College Writing I||ENG111||3||ENG095 and ESL098 or RDG095 or placement|
|College Writing II||ENG112||3||ENG111|
|Individual/Society||From Area 2||3|
|Introduction to Mass Media||VMA111 satisfies Area 3||3||ENG095 and MAT093|
|Quantitative Thought||From Area 4||3||MAT097 or placement|
|Scientific View of the World||From Area 5||4|
|Drawing I||VMA104 satisfies Area 6||3||ENG095|
|VMA Freshman Seminar||VMA100 satisfies LCS requirement||3||ENG095 and MAT093|
|Visual Design:Composition and Color||VMA102||3||ENG095 and MAT093|
|Digital Image-Making for Artists and Designers||VMA106||3||ENG095, MAT093, VMA 102, VMA104|
|Visual Design:Form and Time||VMA103||3||VMA102|
|History of Graphic Design||VMA114||Spring||3||ENG095 and MAT093|
|Typography||VMA132||3||ENG095 and MAT093|
|Typography II||VMA133||3||VMA114 and VMA132 w/ C or better|
|Figure Drawing or Graphic Design Internship||VMA204 or VMA299G - see note 1||3||VMA104, VMA232|
|Illustration for Designers||VMA135||3||VMA102 and VMA104 w/C or better|
|Design Communication I||VMA232||Fall||3||VMA131 and VMA132|
|Design Communication II||VMA233||Spring||3||VMA232|
|Menu A: Exploratory Elective||see note 2||Spring||3||VMA232 or Chair approval|
|Menu B: Web/Interactive/Digital Elective||see note 3||3|
|Menu C: Career/Transfer Elective||see note 4||3|
*Note: Transfer track students must take VMA207. Career track students must take VMA299G. Select the career elective from VMA courses.
This program introduces students to the aesthetics, materials, and methods of effective visual communication for commercial art and design. The program combines theoretical elements with practical experience, up-to-date technologies, and professional equipment to give students a complete knowledge and understanding of career options, requirements, and responsibilities. Students may take elective courses in options other than their own, as scheduling permits. Because courses are offered sequentially, students must take courses in the appropriate semester.
Graduates of this program qualify for job opportunities in advertising, communications, marketing, packaging, publishing, and in companies using printed and electronic materials in their product or in the promotion of that product.
Upon Completion of this Concentration Graduates will be able to:
- Demonstrate proficiency in basic visual design skills and production skills.
- Demonstrate proficiency in basic computer operation and page layout software applications.
- Demonstrate proficiency in drawing and image software applications.
- Use the Internet and integrate Internet text and images in media.
- Demonstrate their understanding of paper, finishing, printing processes, and the distribution or delivery process.