The Visual Arts—whether graphic design, illustration, video, animation, or web design—allows you to create work that will impact everything we see. It’s exciting. It’s challenging. And it’s fun. The Visual Communications program at Lyndon is a dynamic mix of graphic design and marketing courses that prepares graduates for a variety of career paths. In the final year, students design their own thesis project, complete loads of real projects for real clients, and graduate with a competitive portfolio and expertise in the newest technology.
Hands-on learning. Career-ready graduates.
Turn your creative passion into a rewarding career. The Visual Communications program is a venue for self-expression. Students are challenged to become adept problem-solvers and expand the breadth of their artistic technique and personal aesthetic. Awareness of art history and contemporary visual culture provides context for innovative practice. Visual literacy is fostered through hands-on coursework that demands original thought, stimulates critical thinking, and instills passion for the visual arts.
Concentration in Graphic Design and Advertising
A dynamic sequence of courses prepares our graduates to design and produce advertising and communications pieces for print media, multimedia, web, e-publishing, and packaging. Graphic designers create visual concepts—by hand or with computer software—to communicate ideas that inspire, inform, and captivate consumers. Many of these workers are employed in advertising, graphic design, prepress services, book design, desktop publishing, marketing, and corporate communications.
Art History Renaissance to Present or International Art Experience – 3cr
International Art Experience – 3cr
Two-Dimensional Foundations – 4cr
Drawing I – 4cr
Introduction to Film Photography – 3cr
Computer Graphics – 3cr
Digital Imaging – 3cr
Typography – 3cr
Publication Design – 3cr
Studio Lighting – 3cr
Web Design – 3cr
Motion Graphics – 3cr
Principles of Marketing – 3cr
Behavioral and Social Sciences (courses may be in either subject area) – 9cr
Humanities and Fine Arts (courses may be in either subject area) – 9cr
Natural or Physical Science (must include at least one course with a lab) – 7cr
English Composition/Writing – 6cr
Mathematics/Quantitative Reasoning – 3cr
Students may transfer these in from other colleges. These courses ful ll both Mass transfer and VT transfer requirements under this partnership.
Senior Thesis I – 3cr
Social Media Marketing – 3cr
Print Production – 3cr
Package Design – 3cr
Public Relations, Advertising, and Marketing – 3cr
Motion Graphics II (recommended) – 3cr
Designing a Portfolio (recommended) – 3cr
Select two of the following courses:
Strategic Media Communications – 3cr
Advanced Typography – 3cr
Sales Management and Selling – 3cr