Institution - Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities www.nwccu.org
Upon completion of the BS in Graphic Design & Media, students will be able to:
Demonstrate fluency in technology and state of the art software applications used in design professions.
Employ a workflow strategy appropriate to the technical and creative needs of a given context.
Analyze and critically respond to examples of design verbally and in written form.
Apply research to identify and focus design problems, in the context of a client and audience relationship.
Apply multiple ideation and analytical strategies throughout the design process.
Formulate original and appropriate design responses to observed conditions or cultural contexts.
Assemble a competitive portfolio of quality works of design and media appropriate to the student’s focus and career goals. The portfolio works will demonstrate a range of creative strategies and original solutions effective within identified design, communication, and social contexts.
Life and Physical Sciences and Analytical Thinking: 10 credits
Two courses from Life and Physical Science; at least one course must have a lab
Analytical Thinking - 3 credits
PHIL 102 - Critical Thinking and Reasoning
Multicultural and International
Multicultural, one 3 credit course required
International, one 3 credit course required (see note 2)
These courses may overlap with general education and major requirements. A single course may not meet the multicultural and international requirements simultaneously. For the list of approved multicultural and international courses, go to: facultysenate.unlv.edu/students
Major Requirements - BS in Graphic Design and Media - Subtotal: 85-86
Credits to be selected in consultation with advisor.
Total Credits: 120
Of the 120 credits required, 42 of these must be in upper-division course work (300-400).
Social Science: One course each from three different fields for a total of nine credits. Courses used to satisfy the Constitutions requirement may not be used to meet Social Sciences distribution requirements. AAS and ANTH constitute one field.