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2015-2016 Undergraduate Bulletin 
2015-2016 Undergraduate Bulletin [Archived Catalog]

Visual Communication and Design (B.F.A.)

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Program: B.F.A.
Department of Visual Communication and Design
College of Visual and Performing Arts

Visual Arts Building 213 ~ 260-481-6709 ~ ipfw.edu/vpa/vcd

The student learning outcomes for the degree are as follows:

  • Visual Communication and Design provides an exceptional professional degree programs which combine creative development in a design discipline with career preparation. 
  • Visual Communication and Design students
    • Demonstrate an understanding of the creative process using the vocabulary of the appropriate discipline.
    • Perform or create works of personal and collaborative expression and bring those works to fruition using applicable skills.
    • Articulate a reflective and critical evaluation of one’s own and other’s efforts using written and/or oral communication.

The Bachelor of Fine Arts program includes general education, design history, and design courses and offers concentrations in graphic design, imaging and photography, and modeling and animation. The degree requires all students to complete 64 credit hours in 4 semesters of Foundations studies. 16 courses comprise the Foundations studies and 19 courses comprise upper level courses.

IPFW General Education Requirements Credits: 33

See Part 2 General Education Requirements for approved courses 

A grade of C- or better is required in each course used to satisfy the IPFW general education requirements.

Area of Concentration: Studio and Electives Credits: 72

Studio Elective Credits: 3

Studio Elective Credits: 6

Studio Elective Credits: 6

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