Communication Design (Graphic Design)

Communication Design Curriculum

Freshman Year

First Semester = 15-16 Credit Hours
EarnedCourse #Course TitleCredits
SLP 007CCS First Year Experience1
DFN 1172D Design3
DFN 119Digital Fundamentals3
DFN 140Elements of Drawing3
DGD 151Typography I3
DEN 108The Art of Argumentation3
Second Semester = 15 Credit Hours
EarnedCourse #Course TitleCredits
DFN 1163D Techniques3
DFN 1183D Concepts3
DGD 152Typography II3
DGD 163Motion Design3
DFS 101Introduction to Interdisciplinary Study3

Sophomore Year

Third Semester = 18 Credit Hours
EarnedCourse #Course TitleCredits
DFN 141Fundamentals of Imaging3
DGD 259Typography III3
DGD 263Interaction I3
DGD 276Intro/Visual Communication I3
DAH 200Art & Culture: Ages of Discovery3
DEN 239Survey of World Literature3
Fourth Semester = 15 Credit Hours
EarnedCourse #Course TitleCredits
DGD 264Interaction II3
DGD 277Intro/Visual Communication II3
ChooseDAH 201Visual Narration: Asia3
OneVisual Narration: Africa/America
DAS 213Business Practices3
DVC 200Concepts & Methods/Visual Culture3

Junior Year

Fifth Semester = 15 Credit Hours
EarnedCourse #Course TitleCredits
DGD 311Intermediate Visual Communication I3
DGD 317Business and Professional Practices3
DGD 365Interaction III3
DAH 341History of Modern Design3
DNS 300Natural Science 3
Sixth Semester = 15 Credit Hours
EarnedCourse #Course TitleCredits
DGD 312Intermediate Visual Communication II3
DGD - - -Communication Design Elective 3
DGD - - -Communication Design Elective 3
ChooseDAH 347History of Graphic Design 3
OneD- - 300Liberal Arts Elective
D- - 300Liberal Arts Elective 3

Senior Year

Seventh Semester = 18 Credit Hours
EarnedCourse #Course TitleCredits
DGD 411Advanced Visual Communication I3
DGD - - -Communication Design Elective 3
DGD - - -Communication Design Elective 3
ChooseDAH 400Art History 3
OneDVC 400Visual Culture Elective
D- - 400Liberal Arts Elective 3
D- - - - - Elective 3
Eighth Semester = 15 Credit Hours
EarnedCourse #Course TitleCredits
DGD 412Advanced Visual Communication II3
DGD 460Presentation Techniques/Portfolio3
DGD - - -Communication Design Elective 3
D- - 400Liberal Arts Elective 3
D- - - - - Elective 3

Catalog Year: 17/18
Total Credits     126-127

Total credits: 127:   First Year Experience=1;   Foundations=18;   Major=60;   Liberal Arts=42;   General Elective=6