B.S. Graphic/Visual Design

The B.S. degree in Graphic/Visual Design spotlights the design process and how to develop a project from concept to delivery. The program combines art and design with technology to ensure that you are prepared to work in a variety of visual media fields. Coursework includes motion design, 3D modeling, web design, user experience (UX) design, data visualization and virtual/augmented reality. Studio courses utilize contemporary technical skills and industry-standard software providing practical experience in design across multiple disciplines and media. Students work with real-world clients developing a portfolio that demonstrates their design skill and knowledge.

Requirements for Major

Candidates for a Bachelor of Science degree are required to complete a minimum of 120 semester hours maintaining a 2.0 overall cumulative grade point average and a 2.0 overall in their major courses. Transfer students must complete a minimum of thirty (30) credit hours at Husson University. Depending upon credit allocation, students may need to complete an extra elective course to meet minimum 120 credit requirement.

Upon completing the Graphic/Visual Design degree program students will be able to:

1 - Design Literacy - Identify, interpret, and articulate the elements, principles, and core concepts of design.

2 - Creative Process - Research, conceptualize, refine ideas, and prototype as part of the creative process.

3 - Critical Analysis - Evaluate and critically analyze their own and others’ design work as well as defend design decisions.

4 - Technical Proficiency - Demonstrate technical knowledge and proficiency with current design tools and technology.

5 - Interdisciplinary Skills - Collaborate, synthesize, and integrate ideas and skills in an interdisciplinary approach to creative problem-solving.

6 - Professional Practice - Create original, effective, and professional-quality design work that meets user needs.

GENERAL EDUCATION COURSES
CM 200Interpersonal Communication3
EH 105College Writing3
FA 120Drawing I3
HE 111The Husson Experience1
MC 400Ethics in Media3
MC 101Introduction to Mass Communications3
PY 111General Psychology3
VF 245Photography I3
Foreign Culture and Conversation Elective3
Historical Elective3
Lab Science Elective3-4
Literature Elective3
Math I Elective4
Math II Elective3
Philosophical Elective3
Sustainability Elective3
NESCom Core Courses
GV 245Graphic Design I 3
IT 121Computer Applications for Digital Media3
MC 301Career Preparation1
VF 100Intro to Video Production3
AE/GV/IT/MC/VF/XR Elective3
GRAPHIC/VISUAL DESIGN CONCENTRATION REQUIREMENTS
BR 120Art and Design Foundations3
or FA 115 2d-Design
DA 110Data Exploration & Visualization3
FA 201Art History I: Prehistoric to Late Medieval Art3
or FA 202 Art History II: Art History: Renaissance to Present
GV 145Design Thinking and Innovation3
GV 2083D Modeling I 3
GV 248Typography3
GV 257Animation and Motion Design I3
or VF 243 Video Compositing & Motion Graphics I
GV 329Digital Illustration3
GV 330Graphic / Visual Design Internship 3
or MK 315 Agency Practicum I
GV 335Graphic Design II 3
GV 429Design Portfolio 3
IT 207Web Design I 3
IT 209Web Design II3
IT 223User Experience Design 3
MK 216Principles of Advertising3
MK 220Marketing Fundamentals3
XR 177Extended Reality I3
AE/BA/FA/GV/IT/MC/VF/XR Elective9
Total Hours120-121
First Year
FallHoursSpringHours
BR 120 or FA 1153FA 1203
EH 1053FA 201 or 202 3
HE 1111GV 1453
IT 1213GV 2453
MC 1013Math I Elective4
MK 2203 
 16 16
Second Year
FallHoursSpringHours
GV 2083IT 2073
GV 2483IT 2233
GV 257 or VF 2433MK 2163
PY 1113XR 1773
Math II Elective3Literature Elective3
 15 15
Third Year
FallHoursSpringHours
DA 1103CM 2003
GV 3293GV 3353
VF 1003IT 2093
Historical Elective3VF 2453
Lab Science Elective 3-4AE/EP/GV/IT/MC/VF/XR ELECTIVE3
 15-16 15
Fourth Year
FallHoursSpringHours
GV 330 or MK 3153GV 4293
MC 3011Philosophical Elective3
MC 4003Sustainability Elective or Open Elective3
Foreign Culture and Conversation Elective3AE/BA/FA/GV/IT/MC/VF/XR ELECTIVE3
AE/BA/FA/GV/IT/MC/VF/XR ELECTIVE3AE/BA/FA/GV/IT/MC/VF/XR ELECTIVE3
 13 15
Total Hours: 120-121