B.A. Communication: Visual Communication Emphasis, Design Track

Program Admissions Requirements

There are no program admission requirements for the B.A. in Communication, Visual Communication emphasis, Design track.

General Education

The listing below includes program requirements that also fulfill General Education requirements.

Objective 16
Objective 23
Objective 3 - MATH 1123 Recommended3
Objective 46
Objective 57
Objective 6 6
Students must fulfill Objective 7 or Objective 83
Objective 7
Objective 8
Objective 93
Total Credits37

Major Requirements

Visual Communications Core
CMP 1110Media Writing3
CMP 2202Photo, Graphic, and Video Editing3
CMP 2286Visual Rhetoric3
CMP 3339Web Design3
CMP 4403Mass Communication and Society3
OR
Mass Media History, Law, and Ethics
Design Track
CMP 2231Introduction to Graphic Design3
CMP 3336Studio I: Typography and Digital Media3
CMP 3338Studio II: Typography and Print Media3
CMP 4437Illustration and Brand Identity3
CMP 4438Graphic Design Portfolio3
Two of the following from the Photo-Video track.6
History and Appreciation of Photography (Partially satisfies Objective 4 )
Introduction to Photography
Television and Video Production
Multiplatform Storytelling
Photo Communication
Lighting for Digital Media
Narrative Video Production
Business Practices for Visual Media
Studio-Based Content Creation
Corporate Video Production
Choose THREE Department Electives (9 credits)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.
Total Credits45

​Degree Totals

Program Admission Requirements0
General Education37
Major Requirements45
Upper Division Free Electives15
Free Electives23
Total Credits120

ISU Degree Requirements

ISU General Education

Major Academic Plan (MAP)