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2007-2009 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Visual Communication BFA


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The Bachelor of Fine Arts in Visual Communication undertakes the preparation of students for careers in the world of communication arts. The program encompasses a series of art foundation and history courses that emphasize technical, theoretical, and intellectual skills. The development and maturation of the student progresses through an acquisition of skills focused within contemporary media practice and concludes with a choice of area concentrations in either graphic design or photography.

Requirements. Completion of 124 credit hours as follows:

  1. Completion of the College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) Bachelor of Fine Arts  General Education Requirements .
  2. Art History and Theory (13 credits).
    ARH 112 , ARH 411 ; ART 160 ; COM 241 .
  3. Visual Communication Studio Art (15 credits).
    ART 113 , ART 114 , ART 126 , ART 152 , ART 252 .
  4. Studio Art Concentrations (33 credits).One of the following:
    Graphic Design Concentration ARH 140 ART 232 , ART 330 , ART 324 , ART 329 , ART 335 , ART 342  ART 347 , ART 401 , ART 406 ; CSC 263 .
    Photography Concentration ARH 215 ; ART 116 , ART 214 , ART 216 , ART 218 , ART 302 , ART 304 , ART 401 , ART 402 , ART 404 ; CSC 263 .
  5. Electives (12 credits).
    Graphic Design Concentration Additional courses
    ARH 215 ; ART 422 , ART 323 ART 328 , ART 398 , ART 400 , ART 407 , ART 422 ; COM 210 , COM 226 , COM 301 , COM 338 , COM 361 , COM 381 ; CSC 293 .
    Photography Concentration Additional courses
    ART 323 , ART 329 , ART 327 , ART 328 , ART 335 , ART 398 ART 405 ; COM 200 , COM 210 , COM 226 , COM 301 , COM 338 , COM 361 , COM 381 ; CSC 293 .
  6. Additional elective courses outside Art or Communications (9 credits).
  7. At least 15 credits of Visual Communication classes in section D above (Studio Art Concentrations) taken at the University of Michigan-Flint.
  8. A minimum grade point average of 3.0 for the classes in sections B, C, D and E above taken at the University of Michigan-Flint.
  9. Presentation and review of a design portfolio. Passage or failure of this portfolio presentation and review will be included in the Design Portfolio (ART 401 ) grade (3 credits).

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