Jan 27, 2023
About the Program
We live in a visual society. The concentration in Visual Communication gives students the opportunity to explore a visual world. Visual Communicators combine words, images and ideas in original ways to convey information. The concentration emphasizes real-world problem solving, contemporary creative thinking, design methodology, technique and skill development, industry standard computer technology, and practical ability.
- 120 Credit Hours
- Minimum grade of B required for the following courses: AD 10500, AD 10600, AD 11200, AD 11300, AD 22800, AD 22900, AD 30102, and AD 32800; Minimum grade of C required for Free Elective courses
- Minimum GPA of 2.0 required for graduation
- Certain courses may only be available at one campus location
PNW General Education Core (30 Credits Minimum)
CHESS College Core (24 Credits)
Other Required Courses (18 Credits)
- Six (6) 30000-level AD, COM, or CGT Electives (18 Credits)
Civics Literacy Proficiency
The Civics Literacy Proficiency activities are designed to develop civic knowledge of Purdue Northwest students in an effort to graduate a more informed citizenry.
Students will complete the Proficiency by passing a test of civic knowledge, and completing one of three paths:
- Attending six approved civics-related events and completing an assessment for each; or
- Completing 12 podcasts created by the Purdue Center for C-SPAN Scholarship and Engagement that use C-SPAN material and completing an assessment for each; or
- Earning a passing grade for one of the approved courses (or transferring in approved AP or departmental credit in lieu of taking a course)
For more information visit the Civics Literacy Proficiency website.
Total 120 Credits Required
Minimum Grade and Grade Point Average (GPA): Minimum grade of B required for the following courses: AD 10500, AD 10600, AD 11200, AD 11300, AD 22800, AD 22900, AD 30102, and AD 32800; Minimum grade of C required for Free Elective courses; Minimum grade of C- required for the Individual and Society course of choice
General Education Core: General Education notations can be found within the course description. Please click on a course to see if it meets a Gen Ed requirement.
Milestone Courses noted by (m) next to the course title have been identified as being critical to your success in this field of study.
Please see the Additional Information and Guidelines section below for more information.
Additional Information and Guidelines
Note 1: Freshman seminar requirement also met with any other PNW Freshman Seminar course from 1-3 credit hours
Note 2: Free Elective: Choose six (6) 300-level or higher within AD, COM or CGT , once you use a course for this section, it cannot be used for other sections, Prerequisites may apply
Note 3: Select from any Communication & Creative Arts General Education Core courses. Once you use a course for this section, it cannot be used for other sections
Note 4: All four CHESS Core seminar courses, CHSS 10000, CHSS 20000, CHSS 30000 and CHSS 40000 must be taken. Duplicates are not allowed