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Visual Communication (Graphic Design) (BFA)

Visual Communication Design (VISC)
BFA Degree Requirement Check Sheet
124 Credit Hours (45 jr/sr courses 300 and above)
Revised 2013


2015 Checksheet (pdf) | 2013 Checksheet (pdf)


KU CORE (57)


GOAL 1: CRITICAL THINKING AND QUANTITATIVE (6 hours)
1.1    ENGL 203, 209, 210 or 211 (3)
1.2    FIN 101, MATH 101 or any Goal 1, Learning Outcome 2 Elective (3)


GOAL 2: COMMUNICATION (9 hours)
2.1    ENGL 101: Comp & Lit I (3)  
2.1    ENGL 102: Critical Read & Writ (3) 
2.2    COMS 130 or JOUR 150  or any Goal 2, Learning Outcome 2 Elective (3)                


GOAL 3: Breadth of Knowledge (9 hours)
(N)    __________________________ (3)
(S)    __________________________ (3)
(HA)*________________________ (3)
Choose a HA not a (H) Humanities Elective
JOUR 101: Media in Society (conts as Goal 3 Social Science)


GOAL 4: Culture and Diversity (6)
4.1    SOC 104 or any Goal 4, Learning Outcome 1 Elective (3)
4.2    HA 100/300: Intro to Art History* (3)


GOAL 5: Social Responsibility & Ethics (3)
__________________________ (3)


GOAL 6: Integration and Creativity                
see Major Studies (VISC 520: Design for Change)


History of Art/Arch/Design*  (6)
ADS 340: History of Design* (3)
HA (Art History Elective)*  (3)


ACADEMIC CONCENTRATION (9)
300 level or higher (No Design or Visual Art courses
__________________________ (3)
__________________________ (3)
__________________________ (3)
Suggestions: Entrepreneurship Certificate, Film Media Studies, Journalism, English, Women's Studies, Business Minor, History of Art Minor, Foreign Language, Anthropology,...


GENERAL ELECTIVES (any course) (9)
__________________________ (3)
__________________________ (3)
__________________________ (3)


DESIGN DEPARTMENT REQUIREMENTS (67)


FOUNDATION (9)
BDS 101: Design Think & Make I (3)
BDS 102: Design Think & Make II (3)
BDS 103: Drawing for Design  (3) 


STUDIO REQUIREMENTS  (15)
PHMD 101 or Photo Elective (3)
ILLU 205 or Drawing Elective (3)
__________________________ (3)
__________________________ (3)
__________________________ (3)


MAJOR STUDIES (33)
Studio course work in the major area

VISC 202: Elements of Type (3)
VISC 204: Visual Communication.* (3)
VISC 302: Typographic Systems (3)
VISC 304: Design Understanding (3) 
VISC 402: Designer as Author (3)
VISC 404: Design Social Interaction (3)
VISC 414: Publication & Editorial (4)
VISC 520: Design for Change (4) *Also fulfills Goal 6
VISC 525: Senior Visual Communication Problems (4)
VISC 530: Portfolio (3)


PROFESSIONAL STUDIES (10)
ADS 320: Hallmark Symposium
1 credit x 4  ____, ____, ____, ____  (4)

Choose 2 courses (6 credits) from the list below...         
ADS 530: Intra-Design or
ADS 531: Internship or 
ADS 560: Special Topics in Design or

[ADS 532: Study Abroad
and ADS 533: Stu. Abr. Doc.]

*12 hours of History of Art/Arch/Design are required for all Design Majors
18 hours of HA are required for a Minor in History of Art

 


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