2018-19 Academic Catalog 
    
    May 21, 2019  
2018-19 Academic Catalog

Communication, BA, Concentration: Visual Communication Design


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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.

Degree Requirements


  • 120 Credit Hours
  • Minimum grade of B required for the following courses: AD 10500, AD 10600, AD 11300, AD 30102; Minimum grade of C required for the following courses: AD 11200, AD 20400, AD 22200, AD 32800, AD 32900, AD 40300, AD 44800, AD 44900, CGT 21600, CGT 35300, COM 10300, COM 11400, COM 20400, COM 25000, COM 30900
  • 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)


Supplemental Core (30 Credits)


Other Required Courses (9 Credits)


Communication Electives (6 Credits)


Any upper division COM or AD courses (30000 level or above) can be used toward the Communication Elective

Free Elective (3 Credits)


Total 120 Credits Required


Degree Map


Requirements


Minimum Grade and Grade Point Average (GPA):  Minimum grade of B required for the following courses: AD 10500, AD 10600, AD 11300, AD 30102; Minimum grade of C required for the following courses: AD 11200, AD 20400, AD 22200, AD 32800, AD 32900, AD 40300, AD 44800, AD 44900, CGT 21600, CGT 35300, COM 10300, COM 11400, COM 20400, COM 25000, COM 30900; 2.0 GPA

Experiential Learning (EL):  One EL course required.  EL courses are noted by (e) next to the course title.

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. 

Courses that are only offered on one campus will be noted by an (H) for Hammond, or (W) for Westville.

Please see the Additional Information and Guidelines section below for more information.

Semester 4 (15 Credits)


Semester 5 (15 Credits)


Semester 6 (15 Credits)


Semester 7 (15 Credits)


Additional Information and Guidelines


Note 1: Freshman seminar requirement also met with any other PPNW Freshman Seminar course from 1-3 credit hours.

Note 2: Modern Language Requirement, must complete 4 semesters of the same language - Choose from ASL, FR, GER, JPNS, or SPAN

Note 3: Communication Elective: Any upper division COM or AD courses (30000 or above) can be used toward the Communication Elective.

Note 4: Course changes are pending for CGT 21600 and CGT 35300. CGT 21600 will have the AD subject code with the title of Digital Imaging II. CGT 35300 will have the AD subject with the title of Motion Graphics.

Resources


The 8 semester plan of study is a recommended sequence of classes designed to show how this program can be completed within four years.

Visit the 15 to Finish website for information and resources.

For career information, check out “What Can I Do With this Major?”

For Financial Aid eligibility, click here. Annual FAFSA filing deadline is March 10. Financial Aid recipients are required to complete 30 credits per calendar year to stay eligible for the standard financial aid award.

Financial Guarantee: If you follow the degree map and find a course unavailable, you may be able to take the course for free in a future semester.  Certain exclusions apply. 

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