Visual Communications-Management in Art Direction Program Requirements

Associate in Applied Science Degree NMC Code 251

This Visual Communications program is designed for students who have completed the VCA Associate in Applied Science degree and have the desire to work locally or do not wish to transfer to a four-year BFA or university program. This degree focuses on a tailored set of courses from other disciplines that expose the student to marketing, copywriting, small business management, new media, digital photography and other skills that will aid them in breaking into the work force. A required summer internship with a local marketing/design/advertising firm is a key part of this program.

Previous Visual Communications AAS degree: 64

General Education Requirements Credits: 32

ART 132 3-D Design

3

ART 171 Photography

3

ART 175 Digital Photography

3

ART 181 Printmaking I

3

ART 213 Modern Art History

3

ENG 221 Creative Writing OR ENG 222 Advanced Creative Writing

3

COM 111 Public Speaking OR COM 201 Mass Communication and Culture

4

ENG 220 Technical Writing

3

MKT 201 Principles of Marketing OR MKT 210 Principles of Selling

3

VCA 290 Visual Communications Internship

4

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