Visual Communications (VIS.S.AAS)

68.0-69.0 Credit Hours

The program prepares students for careers in visual communication which is creative, fast paced and in demand by most businesses. Students will develop the knowledge and technical skills necessary to create both printed and digital design work. This includes the design of stationery, brochures, magazines, advertising, packaging, signage, web pages, interactive media and other pieces. Creativity, problem solving and the design process are stressed. Advanced computer skills, portfolio development and job-seeking strategies are also incorporated into the curriculum.

Program Outcomes

  • Recognize, understand and use the language and jargon of design.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the business fundamentals of visual communications.
  • Discuss the history, fundamentals and basic theories of design.
  • Develop print, animation and new media concepts using traditional and computer-based design tools.
  • Develop professional quality presentations and demonstrate adequate written and oral communication skills.
  • Communicate design concepts at various stages of development using the design process, drawing skills and/or appropriate software.
  • Apply critical thinking and creative problem-solving skills to a variety of design problems.

Curriculum

Visual Communications Elective 3 - 4 credit hours
ART 1161: Black & White Darkroom Photography I View Master Syllabus View Current Schedule 3 credit hours
COM 2206: Interpersonal Communication View Master Syllabus View Current Schedule 3 credit hours
ENG 1101: English Composition I View Master Syllabus View Current Schedule 3 credit hours
MRK 2102: Principles of Advertising View Master Syllabus View Current Schedule 3 credit hours
PSY 1100: General Psychology View Master Syllabus View Current Schedule 3 credit hours
SCC 1101: First Year Experience View Master Syllabus View Current Schedule 1 credit hour
VIS 1100: Design Basics View Master Syllabus View Current Schedule 4 credit hours
VIS 1110: Design Drawing View Master Syllabus View Current Schedule 4 credit hours
VIS 1140: Digital Design I View Master Syllabus View Current Schedule 4 credit hours
VIS 1208: Typography View Master Syllabus View Current Schedule 4 credit hours
VIS 1218: Digital Design II View Master Syllabus View Current Schedule 4 credit hours
VIS 1250: Print Production View Master Syllabus View Current Schedule 4 credit hours
VIS 2110: Design Principles View Master Syllabus View Current Schedule 4 credit hours
VIS 2120: Design Applications I View Master Syllabus View Current Schedule 4 credit hours
VIS 2160: Design Applications II View Master Syllabus View Current Schedule 4 credit hours
VIS 2260: Visual Communications Portfolio View Master Syllabus View Current Schedule 4 credit hours
VIS 1180: History of Design View Master Syllabus View Current Schedule 3 credit hours
Course Option: {MAT 1120 OR MAT 1270} 3 credit hours
Course Option: {ART 2230 OR ART 2231} 3 credit hours
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