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:
- Completion of the College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) Bachelor of Fine Arts general education requirements in English composition, natural sciences, social sciences, humanities, fine arts, and chosen elective courses.
- Art History and Theory (13 credits).
ARH 112 , ARH 411 , ART 160 , COM 200 .
- Visual Communication Studio Art (15 credits).
ART 113 , ART 114 , ART 126 , ART 152 , ART 252 .
- Studio Art Concentrations (33 credits).One of the following:
Graphic Design Concentration ARH 140 ; ART 232 , ART 324 , ART 329 , ART 330 , ART 335 , ART 342 ART 347 , ART 376 , ART 401 , ART 406 .
Photography Concentration ARH 215 ; ART 116 , ART 214 , ART 216 , ART 218 , ART 302 , ART 304 , ART 401 , ART 402 , ART 404 ; JRN 355 .
- Program electives chosen in consultation with an advisor (12 credits).
- Additional elective courses outside Art or Communication (9 credits).
- At least 15 credits of Visual Communication courses taken at the University of Michigan-Flint.
- A minimum grade point average of B (3.0) in Visual Communication classes, and a minimum grade of C (2.0) in all program courses.
- 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).