Visual Communication

Students will gain experience in print and web design, introducing them to skills needed for careers in fields such as communications, advertising, or publishing. The minor will combine coursework in visual arts and business, with options to further intensify skills in related content areas.

The total number of courses required for the minor is six (19-22 sem. hours).

Required Courses

Fundamental Skills in Design: All of the following

ART 119 Visual Organization (3 sem. hrs.)
ART/BKRT 127 Introduction to Graphic Design (3 sem. hrs.)
BKRT 120 Letterpress Printing (3 sem. hrs.)

One course from each of the following categories:

Visual Skills

ART 261 Digital Photography
ART 121 Beginning Drawing
BKRT 285 Special Topics in Book Arts
BKRT 320 The Printed Book


JOUR 101 Writing to be Read

Context and Analysis

ARTH 235 Contemporary Art History
BKRT 225 History for the Book
FMS 101 Introduction to Cinema Studies
PSY 280 Psychology of Art

Other Areas of Study