Bachelor of Design in Visual Communication Design

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Whether you want to become a print designer, a web guru or a mixture of the two, the Bachelor of Design (BDes) program will help you build the skills you need to succeed. In the BDes program, you’ll explore many different types of design, work closely with skilled faculty members, and learn from your fellow students.

The majority of the courses required for the degree are studio-based, so you’ll get plenty of hands-on experience. You’ll have the chance to practice your drawing, sketching, and illustrating skills. You’ll also learn how to use a variety of digital tools, including Adobe Creative Cloud, GitHub, and more. With each project, you’ll receive feedback from others so that you can continue to improve.

Course Requirements

Curriculum & Requirements

Visual Communication Design, Bachelor of Design (BDes)

A Bachelor of Design is geared heavily toward design, with less emphasis on fine arts. Our program objective is to prepare students for employment in design-related fields.

Note: two years of a single high school foreign language or one year of a single college level foreign language is required.

Grade Requirements: in order to receive a degree in design, students must earn the department requirement of ≥2.5 GPA in all DESN/TECH coursework.

Required Courses
DESN 100DRAWING FOR COMMUNICATION5
DESN 200VISUAL THINKING5
DESN 216DIGITAL FOUNDATIONS4
DESN 243TYPOGRAPHY4
DESN 259HISTORY OF DESIGN4
DESN 263VISUAL COMMUNICATION DESIGN 14
DESN 338USER EXPERIENCE DESIGN 14
DESN 343TYPOGRAPHY 24
DESN 350DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY4
DESN 363VISUAL COMMUNICATION DESIGN 24
DESN 366PRODUCTION DESIGN4
DESN 368WEB DESIGN 14
DESN 463VISUAL COMMUNICATION DESIGN 34
Professional Practice or Portfolio–choose from the following4
PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE
PORTFOLIO (must be repeated)
Electives–choose in consultation with your design advisor12
Senior Capstone
DESN 490SENIOR CAPSTONE5
Total Credits75

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