Bunker Hill Community College

Bunker Hill Community College

Visual Design Option

Associate in Science Professional Studies - Visual and Media Arts

This curriculum map contains the new General Education Requirements. 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 Expand
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 Expand
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 Expand
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 Expand
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.