Visual Communication

Working across Visual Arts, Business, Creative Writing, and other academic disciplines, students minoring in Visual Communication will gain experience in print and web design, introducing them to skills needed for careers in fields such as communications, advertising, or publishing.

Classification: Minor

The program contains options for students to further intensify skills in related content areas based on their individual interests.

The total number of courses required for the minor is 6 (19-22 sem. hours).

Required Courses

All of the following (9 sem. hrs.)

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

One course from each of the following categories

Visual Skills

  • ART 121 Drawing from Life (3 sem. hrs.)
  • ART 261 Digital Photography (3 sem. hrs.)
  • BKRT 285 Topics in Book Arts (2-4 sem. hrs.)
  • BKRT 320 The Printed Book (3 sem. hrs.)

Context and Analysis

  • ARTH 235 Contemporary Art History (3 sem. hrs.)
  • BKRT 225 History for the Book (3 sem. hrs.)
  • PSY 280 Psychology of Art (3 sem. hrs.)

Other Areas of Study