Accelerated B.A. Communication, Visual Communication Emphasis, Design Track
Accelerated BA to MA Program
Students accepted into an accelerated undergraduate program may take departmentally approved graduate coursework as part of their undergraduate curriculum. These credits will count towards both their bachelor's and master's degrees and can fulfill major requirements, upper-division requirements, and/or free electives. For details on accelerated programs at Idaho State University, please see (Degree Requirements).
Once accepted into an accelerated degree program, it is strongly recommended for students to stay in close communication with their advisor regarding pursuit of acceptance into the Graduate School and the master's degree program at Idaho State University. Acceptance into an accelerated program during the bachelor's degree program is the first step in the admissions process. A separate application to the Graduate School is necessary for all accelerated programs. For more information regarding application and admission to the Graduate School at Idaho State University, please see the Graduate Admissions section of the graduate catalog (http://coursecat.isu.edu/graduate/graduateadmissions/).
Communication, Visual Communication Emphasis, Design Track Accelerated Criteria
This accelerated program gives outstanding bachelor's degree students in Communication, Corporate Communication Emphasis, Advertising Track a "fast-track" option to pursue graduate-level coursework towards the Master in Arts degree during the last two semesters of undergraduate coursework and count up to 9 credits of that coursework towards completion of the bachelor's degree. For details on application and admission into the Accelerated program, please see (Communication).
The listing below includes program requirements that also fulfill General Education requirements.
|Objective 3- MATH 1123 Recommended 1||3|
|Students must fulfill Objective 7 or Objective 8||3|
“P” courses are equivalent to the original course.
|Visual Communications Core|
|CMP 1110||Media Writing||3|
|CMP 2202||Photo, Graphic, and Video Editing||3|
|CMP 2286||Visual Rhetoric||3|
|CMP 3339||Web Design||3|
|CMP 4403/5503||Mass Communication and Society||3|
|Mass Media History, Law, and Ethics|
|CMP 2231||Introduction to Graphic Design||3|
|CMP 3336||Studio I: Typography and Digital Media||3|
|CMP 3338||Studio II: Typography and Print Media||3|
|CMP 4437||Illustration and Brand Identity||3|
|CMP 4438||Graphic Design Portfolio||3|
|Two of the following from the Photo-Video track.||6|
|History and Appreciation of Photography (Partially satisfies General Education Objective 4)|
|Introduction to Photography|
|Television and Video Production|
|Lighting for Digital Media|
|Narrative Video Production|
|Business Practices for Visual Media|
|Studio-Based Content Creation|
|Corporate Video Production|
|Choose THREE Department Electives||9|
|Complete 9 credits from other course offerings in the CMP curriculum, at least three of which are at the 3000-level or above.|
|To fulfill the department electives, students are encouraged to meet with their advisor to effectively supplement required coursework in visual communication by pursuing courses that cater to their professional interests offered in the department’s other areas, which include public relations, advertising, rhetoric, and social media.|
|Students in the accelerated BA to MA program can use a total of nine credits of 5000/6000-level graduate coursework from the Communication, Media, & Persuasion Department in any of these three areas:|
Upper division Core Courses
Upper division Electives
Upper division Required Track Courses
|Program Admission Requirements||0|
|Upper Division Free Electives||15|