Bachelor of Arts in Visual Communication Design

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Bachelor of Arts in Visual Communication Design

According to the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD), the Bachelor of Arts is a liberal arts degree that focuses on design and illustration “in the context of a broad program of general studies.” Following a successful Sophomore Review, students may continue into the fourth semester of the 123 credit-hour degree program. In addition, the program requires that students complete an internship, a 300-hour, off-campus experience that allows the student to apply theory to a professional situation. Generally, the student intern receives degree credit and monetary compensation for the internship experience.

Bachelor of Arts majors are required to choose a minor, a secondary area of study to complement the major. Suggested minors for VCD majors include: advertising, communication studies, emerging media and technology, information design, photography, photojournalism, public relations, user experience design, web design and development, as well as management or entrepreneurship for non-business majors, business, marketing, fine art studio, or language.