B.A. Communication: Visual Communication Emphasis, Photo-Video Track

Program Admissions Requirements

There are no program admission requirements for the B.A. in Communication, Visual Communication emphasis, Photo-Video 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
Photo-Video Track
CMP 2251Introduction to Photography3
CMP 2271Television and Video Production3
CMP 3355Lighting for Digital Media3
CMP 3371Narrative Video Production3
CMP 4471Studio-Based Content Creation3
Choose 3 of the following track electives:9
Introduction to Graphic Design
Multiplatform Storytelling
Screenwriting
Studio I: Typography and Digital Media
Photo Communication
Documentary Cinema
Corporate Video Production
Business Practices for Visual Media
Choose TWO Department Electives (6 credits)6
Complete 6 credits from other course offerings in the CMP curriculum, at least three credits 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 Electives18
Free Electives20
Total Credits120

ISU Degree Requirements

ISU General Education

Major Academic Plan (MAP)