Visual Communication, Minor

Saint Louis University's visual communication interdisciplinary minor provides the theoretical framework and the technical facility for students to understand and manipulate visual elements effectively in a variety of communication modes, such as graphic design, media design, radio, video and animation.

Leadership

Amy Bautz, M.F.A., Department of Fine and Performing Arts

Curriculum Overview

The contributing departments for this program are the Department of Communication, the Studio Art Program of the Department of Fine and Performing Arts and the Department of English.

The program is designed so the aesthetic judgment and understanding acquired in the studio art coursework and the technical facility and analytical processes learned in the communication and English coursework can be focused on discovering innovative and aesthetically pleasing solutions to the specific problems inherent in the visual communication process.

This combination of attributes equips students to produce and address visual communication in a variety of media. Students are encouraged to complete an internship as part of the minor.

Communication Majors

A minimum of 12 credits must be selected from designated studio art courses.

Required Courses
CMM 2500Media Lab1
ART 2700Graphic Design I3
ART 2500Computer Art I3
ART 3700Graphic Design II3
Elective Courses
Select three of the following:9
Photojournalism
Video Production and Design
Media Scriptwriting
Studio Production
Digital Storytelling
Internship
Computer Art I
Computer Art II
Graphic Design II
Computer Art Studio
Graphic Design Studio
New Media Writing
Total Credits19

Studio Art Majors

A minimum of 13 credits must be selected from designated communication courses.

Required Courses
ART 2700Graphic Design I3
CMM 2500Media Lab1
CMM 2510Video Production and Design3
CMM 4810Digital Storytelling3
Elective Courses
Select three of the following:9
Photojournalism
Video Production and Design
Media Scriptwriting
Studio Production
Digital Storytelling
Internship
Computer Art I
Computer Art II
Graphic Design II
Computer Art Studio
Graphic Design Studio
New Media Writing
Total Credits19

Other Majors

A distribution of no less than six credits from each contributing discipline must be taken.

Required Courses
CMM 2400Media and Society3
CMM 2500Media Lab1
ART 2700Graphic Design I3
ART 3700Graphic Design II3
Elective Courses
Select three of the following:9
Photojournalism
Video Production and Design
Media Scriptwriting
Studio Production
Digital Storytelling
Internship
Computer Art I
Computer Art II
Graphic Design II
Computer Art Studio
Graphic Design Studio
New Media Writing
Total Credits19

Continuation Standards

A student must maintain a GPA in coursework for the minor in visual communication of at least 2.00.