BA in Visual Communications - Multimedia and Web Design
Students enrolled in the International Academy of Design and Technology's Bachelor of Fine Arts in Visual Communications program with a concentration in Multimedia and Web Design have the opportunity to learn from courses in drawing, typography, design, and multimedia. Learn more about the BFA in Visual Communications program here.
Official Program Name:
Bachelor of Fine Arts in Visual Communications with a concentration in Multimedia and Web Design
School Offering Program:
International Academy of Design & Technology (IADT)
Students entering the Bachelor of Fine Arts in Visual Communications program with a concentration in Multimedia and Web Design should hold a high school degree and have a strong interest in producing multimedia content.
The Bachelor of Fine Arts in Visual Communications program with a concentration in Multimedia and Web Design emphasizes both theoretical and hands-on skills. Students may learn the principles of design, typography, and illustration. Students can also develop skills in applications used for digital imaging, desktop publishing, and digital audio / video. Curriculum requirements call for students in the program to complete courses in portfolio development, a senior design project, and an internship in visual communications. General education requirements help ensure students develop a broad-based education and skills in English literacy, cultural diversity, and art.
Total Credits Required:
Financial aid opportunities for qualifying students include work-study programs, federal grants, federal and private loans, and scholarships.
Required Courses for an Bachelor of Fine Arts in Visual Communication with a Concentration in Multimedia and Web Design:
Degree program and course requirements are subject to change. Contact International Academy of Design & Technology to confirm the most accurate information before enrolling in a program.
- CN 101: Introduction to Computer Concepts and Applications
- DS 100: Design Fundamentals
- ED 100: College Success
- VC 101: Drawing I
- VC 105: Typography I
- VC 109: Graphic Design I
- VC 206: Theory and History of Visual Design
- VC 210: Digital Photography
- VC 211: Computer Illustration I
- VC 215: Digital Imaging I
- VC 219: Desktop Publishing I
- VC 220: Digital Video I
- VC 225: Digital Audio
- VC 240: Multimedia I
- VC 245: Web Design I
- VC 290: Portfolio Development for Visual Communications
- VC 295: Digital Imaging II
- VC 340: Networking Principles
- VC 341: Animation for the Web
- VC 342: Interactive Web Scripting
- VC 345: Web Design II
- VC 3XX OR VC 4XX: Multimedia & Web Design Elective
- VC 3XX OR VC 4XX: Multimedia & Web Design Elective
- VC 390: Junior Portfolio for Visual Communications
- VC 440: Streaming Media Development
- VC 445: Web Design III
- VC 490: Career / Portfolio Development for Visual Communications
- VC 491: Professional Practices for Visual Communications
- VC 495: Senior Design Project for Visual Communications
- VC 499: Internship for Visual Communications
Core Electives Courses
- BU 353: Entrepreneurship
- VC 312: Advanced Drawing Techniques
- VC 313: Figure Drawing for Animation
- VC 415: Digital Imaging III
- VC 421: Screenwriting I
- VC 422: Screenwriting II
- VC 441: Web Database Management
- VC 442: Interactive Authoring for Multimedia
- VC 443: Internet / Intranet Management
- VC 444: Advanced Web Animation
- VC 446: Internet Business Strategies
- VC 451: Leadership Development
General Education Requirements
- COMM 101: Interpersonal Communications
- ECON 315: Global Economics
- ENGL 101: English Composition I
- ENGL 102: English Composition II
- HUMN 101: Information Literacy
- HUMN 301: History of Art I : Renaissance -20th Century
- HUMN 302: History of Art II: Pre-history to the 14th Century
- HUMN 401: Literature and Film
- MA 250: Quantitative Literacy
- PHIL 405: Ethics
- PSYC 201: Psychology
- SCIE 201: Environmental Science
- SCIE 310: Physical Anthropology
- SOCS 201: Cultural Diversity
- SOCS 401: Political Science
Furthering Your Education:
Students graduating from IADT's BFA program in Visual Communications with a concentration in Multimedia and Web Design may be interesting in continuing their education with a master's degree program. Students completing a master's degree may develop skills in additional communication areas or further refine their skills in multimedia and web design.
Master's degrees graduates could pursue include but are not limited to:
- Master of Fine Arts in Graphic Design
- Master of Science in Multimedia Design
- Master of Arts in Communication
Students completing the BFA in Visual Communications program with a concentration in Multimedia and Web Design have the opportunity to develop skills in animating, digital photography, and interactive design. These skills could prepare students for a number of positions in communications and design.
Entry-level jobs graduates could pursue include:
- Graphic designer
- Web designer
IADT does not guarantee salary or employment.
Tuition, Financial Aid & Start Dates
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