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Visual Design Option

Associate in Science

This curriculum map contains the new General Education Requirements and applies ONLY to students entering the program beginning fall 2019. Current students should log in to BHCC Self-Service to review their specific program requirements or contact LifeMap/Advising for more information. Prospective students should go to bhcc.edu/admissions and contact an admissions counselor.
Semester 1 Credits Milestone GenEd Note Pre-req
VMA-100 VMA Freshman Seminar
3

Milestone courses should be taken in the order shown.

Satisfies the Learning Community Requirement

Prerequisites: ENG-095 and MAT-093 or placement

VMA-132 Typography I
3

Milestone courses should be taken in the order shown.

Prerequisites: ENG-095 and MAT-093 or placement

VMA-102 Visual Design: Composition and Color
3

Prerequisites: ENG-095 and MAT-093 or placement

VMA-104 Drawing from Observation
3

Milestone courses should be taken in the order shown.

This course meets the General Education requirement for Creative Work.

(Formerly Area 6)

Prerequisites: ENG-095 or placement

VMA-114 History of Graphic Design
3

Prerequisites: ENG-095 and MAT-093 or placement

Total Credits:
Semester 2 Credits Milestone GenEd Note Pre-req
VMA-133 Typography II
3

Milestone courses should be taken in the order shown.

Prerequisite: VMA-132

VMA-129 Visual Design with HTML and CSS
3

Milestone courses should be taken in the order shown.

Prerequisite: VMA-132

VMA-135 Illustration for Designers
3

Prerequisite: VMA-104

VMA-106 Digital Imaging for Artists and Designers
3

Prerequisites: ENG-095 and MAT-093 or placement

ENG-111 College Writing I
3

This course meets the General Education requirement for Academic Discourse.

(Formerly Area 1)

Prerequisites: ENG-095 and ESL-098 or RDG-095 or placement

Total Credits:
Semester 3 Credits Milestone GenEd Note Pre-req
VMA-232 Visual Design Lab I
3

Milestone courses should be taken in the order shown.

Course offered in the fall only

Prerequisites: VMA-133

VMA-275 Interactive Design I
3

Course offered in the fall only

Prerequisite: VMA-129

Elective Career Elective
3

Career Elective Courses:

  • VMA-103
  • VMA-118
  • VMA-130
  • VMA-140
  • VMA-205
  • VMA-207
  • VMA-261
  • VMA-262
  • VMA-299G
ENG-112 College Writing II
3

This course meets the General Education requirement for Research Writing.

(Formerly Area 1)

Prerequisite: ENG-111

VMA-111 Introduction to Mass Media
3

This course meets the General Education requirement for Community & Cultural Contexts.

(Formerly Areas 2 and 3)

GenEd-QPS Quantitative Problem Solving
3-4

This course meets the General Education requirement for Quantitative Problem Solving.

Choose one course from Quantitative Problem Solving Menu

Total Credits:
Semester 4 Credits Milestone GenEd Note Pre-req
VMA-233 Visual Design Lab II
3

This course is offered in the spring only

Prerequisites: VMA-232

Elective Career Elective
3

Career Elective Courses:

  • VMA-103
  • VMA-118
  • VMA-130
  • VMA-140
  • VMA-205
  • VMA-207
  • VMA-261
  • VMA-262
  • VMA-299G
GenEd-SR Scientific Reasoning
4

This course meets the General Education requirement for Scientific Reasoning.

(Formerly Area 5)

Choose one course from General Education Program Menu

VMA-290 Visual Design Portfolio
3

Pre/co-requisite: VMA-233

GenEd-E General Education Elective
3-4

This course meets the General Education requirement for General Education Elective.

Choose a course from the General Education Scientific Reasoning, Community/Cultural Contexts, Creative Work or Elective Menus.

Total Credits:
Last Modified Date: April 22, 2019

Upon Completion of this Concentration Graduates will be able to:

  • Approach visual design as a responsive process of problem identification, ideation, and creation.
  • Apply design skills in typography, color, image, form, and materials to print and digital media projects.
  • Produce portfolio content that is suitable for applying to four-year design programs, internships, and design-related employment.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in software applications for drawing, image editing, and layout.
  • Use industry standard procedures to produce files and materials for print and digital production.
  • Plan and execute projects to meet deadlines and design objectives.
  • Practice effective communication and presentation skills necessary to engage in professional visual design practice.
  • Engage in creative and analytical discourse about design in order to communicate concepts to colleagues and clients.
  • Cultivate habits of life-long learning and creativity.

Career Outlook

Graduates of this program will produce a portfolio of design work demonstrating foundation and entry-level skills and knowledge needed for careers in fields such as: advertising, print and digital book design, editorial design, environmental design, experience design, identity design, illustration, information design, in-house design, interaction design, motion graphics, packaging, print design, product design, typography, UX design, and web design.