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Media Design (BA with Media or GD Emphasis from AAS Communication Design Interactive Design Special)

This grid offers a suggested approach for students to prepare them for a BA degree in Media Design with a Graphic Design or Media Design emphasis with the AAS in Communication Design Interactive Design Specialization while best satisfying Marymount University’s Liberal Arts Core and University requirements.

A full description of MU’s Liberal Arts Core and University requirements is available here. Please click here for more information about NOVA courses that fulfill Liberal Arts Core requirements.

Please verify with your NOVA advisor that the courses you choose are appropriate for a timely NOVA graduation. It is also imperative that you meet with your Marymount advisor for Marymount's program and graduation requirements. For more information about the BA in Media Design, please contact the School of Arts and Sciences at aas@marymount.edu or 703-284-1560.

Below is a two-year pathway from NOVA. A full 4-year sample plan is available here
Fall Semester (Year One) Credits MU Notes and Equivalents Major and/or Core Requirements
ENG 111 College Composition 3 EN 101 Composition I Written Communication (WR)
ART 121 Drawing 1 4 FA 105 Drawing I + FA 900 Fine Arts (FNA)/Major requirement (GD emphasis only)
ART 131 Fundamentals of Design 3 4 FA 103 Two-Dimensional Design + FA 900 Fine Arts Elective Elective
ART 140 Intro to Graphics Skills 3 CMD 104 Adobe Illustrator + CMD 900 Communication and Media Design Elective  Elective
PED 116 Lifetime Fitness and Wellness 1 HPR 900 Health and Human Performance Elective  
SDV 100 College Success Skills 1 (no credit awarded)  
Total Credits 16    
 
Spring Semester (Year One) Credits MU Notes and Equivalents Major and/or Core Requirements
ART 116 Design for the Web I 3 Elective  
ART 135 Visual Communication 3 CMD 102 Visual Communication and Design Major requirement
ART 209 Creative Concepts and Writing 3 CMD 900 Communication and Media Design Elective Major requirement
PHT 270 Dig. Imaging or ART 251 Comm Des. I 3 CMD 900 Communication and Media Design Elective  
Introdutory History (HIS) or Introductory Literature (EN) 3 See Liberal Arts Core courses here Introductory History (HI-1) or Introductory Literature (LT-1)
Total Credits 15    
 
Fall Semester (Year Two) Credits MU Notes and Equivalents Major and/or Core Requirements
ART 141 Typography I 3 CMD 225 Typography Major requirement (GD emphasis only)
ART 263 Interactive Design I 3 Elective  
ART 270 Motion Graphics 3 CMD 106 Motion Graphics + CMD 900 Communication and Media Design Elective   
Art Elective (ART 218 Graphic Design II suggested) 3 Elective (CMD 200 Electronic Publishing suggested) Elective/Major requirement (CMD 200)
Natural Science with Lab Elective OR MTH 151 or higher 3-4 See Liberal Arts Core courses here Natural Science (NS) OR Mathematics (MT)
Introductory Social Science 3 See Liberal Arts Core courses here Introductory Social Science (SS-1)
Total Credits 18-19    
 
Spring Semester (Year Two) Credits MU Notes and Equivalents Major and/or Core Requirements
ART 142 Typography II 3 Elective  
ART 250 History of Graphic Design 3 CMD 301 History of Graphic Design Major requirement (GD emphasis only)
ART 287 Portfolio and Resume 3 Elective  
Art elective 3 Elective  
CST 110 Intro to Communication 3 Elective  
ART 264 Interactive Design II 3 CMD 308 Web and Social Media Design Major requirement
Total Credits 18    

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