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.

GENERAL EDUCATION COURSES
EH 105College Writing3
HE 111The Husson Experience ***1
FA 201Art History I: Prehistoric to Late Medieval Art3
or FA 202 Art History II: Art History: Renaissance to Present
MC 101Introduction to Media3
MC 236History of Mass Communications3
MC 400Ethics in Media3
PY 111General Psychology3
VF 245Photography I3
Foreign Culture and Conversation Elective3
Historical Elective3
Lab Science Elective (Must also qualify as a sustainability elective)3-4
Literature Elective3
Math I Elective4
Math II Elective3-4
Philosophical Elective3
NESCom Core Courses
IT 121Computer Applications for Digital Media3
MC 301Career Preparation1
MC 406Media Law and Regulation3
GRAPHIC/VISUAL DESIGN CONCENTRATION REQUIREMENTS
BR 120Art and Design Foundations3
DA 110Data Exploration & Visualization3
FA 120Drawing I3
GV 145Design Thinking and Innovation3
GV 177Augmented and Virtual Reality I3
GV 2083D Modeling 3
GV 245Graphic Design I 3
GV 248Typography3
GV 329Digital Illustration3
GV 335Graphic Design II 3
GV 377Animation and Motion Design 3
or VF 243 Video Compositing & Motion Graphics I
GV 429Design Portfolio 3
IT 201Web Imaging 3
IT 207Web Design-Content Layer 3
IT 223User Experience and Interaction Design 3
MC 216Principles of Advertising 3
MC 220Introduction to Marketing3
VF 100Intro to Video Production3
ELECTIVES
AE/BA/EP/FA/GV/IT/MC/VF ELECTIVE12
OPEN ELECTIVE3
Total Hours120-122
First Year
FallHoursSpringHours
EH 1053BR 1203
FA 1203GV 1453
HE 111***1IT 2013
IT 1213FA 201 or 202 3
MC 1013Math I Elective4
MC 2203 
 16 16
Second Year
FallHoursSpringHours
GV 1773GV 2483
GV 2453IT 2073
MC 2363IT 2233
VF 2453Historical Elective3
Math II Elective3-4Literature Elective3
 15-16 15
Third Year
FallHoursSpringHours
GV 3293DA 1103
MC 2163GV 2083
PY 1113GV 3353
VF 1003AE/BA/EP/FA/GV/IT/MC/VF ELECTIVE3
Lab Science Elective (Must also qualify as a sustainability elective)3-4Philosophical Elective 3
 15-16 15
Fourth Year
FallHoursSpringHours
MC 3011GV 4293
MC 4003MC 4063
GV 377 or VF 243 3AE/BA/EP/FA/GV/IT/MC/VF ELECTIVE3
AE/BA/EP/FA/GV/IT/MC/VF ELECTIVE3AE/BA/EP/FA/GV/IT/MC/VF ELECTIVE3
Foreign Culture and Conversation Elective3Open Elective3
 13 15
Total Hours: 120-122