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Type Legend: DD Diversity–Domestic; DG Diversity–Global; ELR Experiential Learning; KAD Kent Core Additional; KBS Kent Core Basic Sciences; KCM Kent Core Composition; KFA Kent Core Fine Arts: KHU Kent Core Humanities; KMC Kent Core Mathematics and Critical Reasoning; KSS Kent Core Social Sciences; WIC Writing Intensive

Please read the sections in the University Catalog on Kent Core, diversity, writing-intensive and the experiential learning requirements.


Course Title Credits
  US 10097 Destination Kent State: First Year Experience 1
II. MAJOR PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS (63 credits)  Courses count in major GPA 
Type Course Title Credits
  VCD 13000 Introduction to Visual Communication Design 3
    13001 Introduction to Visual Communication Design Studio* 3
    20000 Basic Computer Graphic Design and Illustration 3
    20001 Sophomore Entrance Examination/Portfolio Review-Photo Illustration 1
    20003 Intermediate Computer Graphic Design and Illustration Various Software Programs 3
    20010 Introduction to Design Research 3
    23001 Introduction to Typography* 3
    28000 Photography 3
    28002 Photography II 3
    30008 Junior Portfolio Review: Photo Illustration** 1
    34006 Kinetic and Sequential Graphic Design 3
    38001 Photographics** 3
    38003 Photo Technology** 3
    38004 Advanced Photography** 3
    38009 Internship Seminar-Photo Illustration 1
    40025 Professional Portfolio: Graphic Design/Illustration 2
ELR   40192 Internship II-Graphic Design/Illustration 3
    43004 Issues for Graphic Design Businesses 3
WIC   45000 Graphic Design Perspectives*** 3
    48005 Color Photography 3
    48007 Photo Illustration Techniques 3
ELR    49098 Senior Research Proposal: Graphic Design and Illustration 1
ELR    49199 Senior Project: Graphic Design/Illustration 3
  Choose from the following: 3
  VCD 40095 Special Topics: Graphic Design/Illustration (3)  
    43001 Advanced Kinetic and Sequential Graphic Design (3)  
    43002 Typographic/Photographic Graphic Design (3)  
Type Course Title Credits
KFA ARTH 22006 Art History I: Ancient and Medieval Art 3
KFA   22007 Art History II: Renaissance to Modern Art 3
    Art History upper-division course 3
KAD COMM 15000 Introduction to Human Communication 3
KSS JMC 20001 Media, Power and Culture 3
    22004 Visual Storytelling 3
  LIS 30010 Information Fluency in the Workplace and Beyond 3
  Choose from the following: 3
  FIN 26074 Legal Environment of Business (3)  
KSS JUS 26704 Issues in Law and Society (3)  
KHU PHIL 21001 Introduction to Ethics (3)  
  Kent Core Additional (must be from two categories) 3
  Kent Core Basic Sciences (must include one laboratory) 6-7
  Kent Core Composition 6-8
  Kent Core Mathematics and Critical Reasoning 3-5
  Kent Core Humanities (fulfilled if PHIL 21001 is selected) 3
  Kent Core Social Sciences (fulfilled if JUS 26704 is selected) 3
  General Electives (number of credits required depends on meeting minimum 127 credit hours)**** 15-18

*Student must receive minimum B (3.0) grade in VCD 13001 before enrolling in VCD 23001. Students may take VCD 13001 a maximum three times until a minimum average B grade is achieved.

**VCD 30008 must be taken concurrently with 38001, after completion of VCD 38003 and 38004. Junior Portfolio Review is an examination in conference with the visual communication design faculty acting as committee. Students who successfully pass review may continue in the B.S. degree program in Photo Illustration. Students not receiving a passing grade will be provided academic advice for additional coursework and resubmission of portfolio for review.

***A minimum C (2.0) grade must be earned to fulfill the writing-intensive requirement.

****Any VCD course taken is calculated in the major GPA.