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Program Requirements

Major Requirements

To fulfill the requirements of the major, all students in this program will take the following coursework in a sequence determined in collaboration with a faculty advisor. All students must also fulfill Liberal Arts Core and University requirements, and some of the following courses may also fulfill those requirements.

Theory (6 credits)

  • CMD 100 Introduction to Media Communication (3)
  • CMD 102 Visual Communication and Design (3)

Writing and Presentation (6 credits)

  • CMD 300 Report Writing (3)
  • CMD 302 Public Relations Writing and Media Techniques (3)
  • CMD 307 Broadcast Writing and Delivery (3)
  • CMD 315 Writing for Digital Media (3)

Senior Requirements (4 credits)

  • CMD 400 Internship (3)
  • CMD 405 Portfolio (1)

Media Design Courses

In addition to the required program courses, all majors in Media Design will take an additional 18 credits chosen from the categories below, plus an additional 13 credits for the emphasis in either Graphic Design or Media Communication Design:

Design Requirements (12 credits)

  • CMD 200 Electronic Publishing (3)

  • CMD 360 Communication and Design Studio (3)
  • MKT 301 Principles of Marketing (3)

  • MKT 412 Marketing Research (3)

Digital Media (6 credits)

  • CMD 203 Digital Imaging (3)
  • CMD 308 Web and Social Media Design (3)

Graphic Design Emphasis (13 credits)

  • FA 105 Drawing I (As the required Liberal Arts Core FNA course)
  • CMD 104 Illustrator (1)
  • 
CMD 202 Illustration (3)

  • CMD 255 Typography (3)
  • CMD 301 History of Graphic Design (3)
  • CMD 305 Publication Design (3)

Media Communication Design Emphasis (13 credits)

  • CMD 106 Motion Graphics (1)
  • 
CMD 204 Video Production: Multimedia Communication (3)

  • CMD 205 Video Production: Promotional and Informational Communication (3)
  • CMD 360 Communication and Design Studio (3 additional credits)
  • 
CMD 404 Performance Media Lab (3)

Each student entering the sophomore-level Graphic Design curriculum will be required to have a personal computer, color printer, and the software supported by the Graphic Design program.

Technology Requirements

Minor Requirements

Media Design

  • CMD 100 Introduction to Media Communication (3)
  • CMD 102 Visual Communication and Design (3)
  • CMD 200 Electronic Publishing
  • CMD 202 Illustration I
  • CMD 203 Photography: Digital Imaging
  • 9 additional credits in CMD Media Design courses

Web Design

  • CMD 103 Adobe Photoshop* (1)
  • CMD 107 Media Techniques: WordPress* (1)
  • CMD 308 Web and Social Media Design (3)
  • CMD 404 Performance Media Lab (3)
  • IT 125 Web Development (3)
  • IT 225 Advanced Web Design (3)
  • IT 310 Database Technology (3)
  • 3 more credits in Information Technology or Communication Media Design courses
*Students can place out of these courses and substitute other CMD courses. The following courses are also relevant to Web Design and can be used as electives:
  • CMD 104 Adobe Illustrator
  • Additional CMD 107 additional Media Techniques
  • CMD 202 Illustration I, CMD 203 Digital Imaging
  • CMD 204 and 205 Video Production
  • CMD 315 Writing for Digital Media
  • IT 130 Java Programming
  • IT 210 Software Engineering
  • IT 230 Advanced Java Programming
  • IT 305 Computer Networking
  • IT 340 Data Structures and Algorithms

Communication & Media Design

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