Curriculum

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COMMUNICATION ARTS
DEGREE REQUIREMENTS
EMPHASIS: COMMUNICATION ARTS

VCU CORE REQUIREMENTS CREDITS
ENGL 200 Writing and Rhetoric Workshop II (3 CREDITS)
UNIV 111 Focused Inquiry I (3 CREDITS)
UNIV 112 Focused Inquiry II (3 CREDITS)
Approved humanities/fine arts (3 CREDITS)
Approved natural/physical sciences (3 CREDITS)
Approved quantitative literacy (3 CREDITS)
Approved social/behavioral sciences (3 CREDITS)

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS
Courses in humanities/fine arts, natural/physical sciences,
social/behavioral sciences (9 CREDITS)

SUPPORTIVE CREDITS
ARTF 131 Drawing Studio  (3 CREDITS)
ARTF 132 Surface Research (3 CREDITS)
ARTF 133 Space Research (3 CREDITS)
ARTF 134 Time Studio (3 CREDITS)
ARTF 139 Project  (2 CREDITS)
COAR 231 – Basic Communication Arts Software (3 CREDITS)
COAR 450 – Business of Communication Arts (3 CREDITS)
VCUarts electives UPPER DIVISION (7 CREDITS)

ART HISTORY
ARTH 103 Survey of Western Art (3 CREDITS)
ARTH 104 Survey of Western Art (3 CREDITS)
COAR 352 History of Visual Communications I (3 CREDITS)
COAR 353 History of Visual Communications II (3 CREDITS)

COMMUNICATION ARTS MAJOR REQUIREMENTS
COAR 200 Visual Studies: Drawing (3 CREDITS)
COAR 201 Drawing Studies: The Figure Observed (3 CREDITS)
COAR 202 Drawing Studies: The Figure in Context  (3 CREDITS)
COAR 210 Visual Studies: Design (3 CREDITS)
COAR 211 Fundamentals of Typography (3 CREDITS)
COAR 300 Illustration: Drawing and Painting (3 CREDITS)
COAR 320 Concept Drawing (3 CREDITS)
COAR 321 Sequential Imaging (3 CREDITS)
COAR 331 Photographic Principles in Visual Communications (3 CREDITS)
COAR 332 Digital Drawing (3 CREDITS)
COAR 464 Senior Portfolio (6 CREDITS)
Communication Arts electives UPPER DIVISION (9 CREDITS)
Open electives UPPER DIVISION (7 CREDITS

TOTAL CREDITS 120
*All Communication Arts Emphasis students are required to take a literature course with a minimum of 3 credits in order to graduate.

COMMUNICATION ARTS DEGREE REQUIREMENTS EMPHASIS: SCIENTIFIC & PREPARATORY MEDICAL ILLUSTRATION

VCU CORE REQUIREMENTS CREDITS
ENGL 200 Writing and Rhetoric Workshop II  (3 CREDITS)
UNIV 111 Focused Inquiry I  (3 CREDITS)
UNIV 112 Focused Inquiry II  (3 CREDITS)
Approved humanities/fine arts  (3 CREDITS)
Approved natural/physical sciences  (3 CREDITS)
Approved quantitative literacy  (3 CREDITS)
Approved social/behavioral sciences   (3 CREDITS)

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS
BIOL152 and BIOL 152L Intro to Bio Science & Lab II  (4 CREDITS)
BIOL 205 Basic Human Anatomy  (4 CREDITS)
CHEM 101 & CHEZ 101L General Chemistry and Laboratory I  (4 CREDITS)

SUPPORTIVE CREDITS
ARTF 131 Drawing Studio  (3 CREDITS)
ARTF 132 Surface Research  (3 CREDITS)
ARTF 133 Space Research  (3 CREDITS)
ARTF 134 Time Studio  (3 CREDITS)
ARTF 139 Project  (2 CREDITS)
COAR 231 – Basic Communication Arts Software  (3 CREDITS)
COAR 450 – Business of Communication Arts  (3 CREDITS)
BIOL 151 and BIOL 151L Intro to Bio Science & Lab I  (4 CREDITS)
BIOL/PHIS 206 and BIOZ/PHIZ 206L Human Physiology & Lab  (4 CREDITS)
BIOL 218 Cell Biology  (3 CREDITS)
BIOL 301 Comparative Vertebrate Anatomy  (5 CREDITS)
CHEM 102 and CHEZ 102L General Chemistry and Lab II  (4 CREDITS)

ART HISTORY
ARTH 103 Survey of Western Art  (3 CREDITS)
ARTH 104 Survey of Western Art  (3 CREDITS)
COAR 352 History of Visual Communications I  (3 CREDITS)
COAR 353 History of Visual Communications II  (3 CREDITS)

COMMUNICATION ARTS MAJOR REQUIREMENTS
COAR 201 Drawing Studies: The Figure Observed  (3 CREDITS)
COAR 202 Drawing Studies: The Figure in Context  (3 CREDITS)
COAR 300 Illustration, Drawing, Painting (3 CREDITS)
COAR 320 Concept Drawing  (3 CREDITS)
COAR 321 Sequential Imaging  (3 CREDITS)
COAR 331 Photographic Principles in Visual Communication  (3 CREDITS)
COAR 332 Digital Drawing  (3 CREDITS)
COAR 341 Scientific Illustration  (3 CREDITS)
COAR 464 Senior Portfolio  (6 CREDITS)
Communication Arts Electives – UPPER DIVISION  (9 CREDITS)

TOTAL CREDITS 124