Loyola University Chicago

Fine Arts

Department of Fine and Performing Arts

Major in Visual Communication

Major in Visual Communication

A total of 45 credit hours are required for the major in Visual communication. Requirements include 12 credit hours in foundations, 3 credit hours in art history, 24 hours in applied art including Photography I (FNAR 115), Visual Communication I (FNAR 132),  Drawing II (FNAR 213) or Figure Studio (FNAR 235), Visual Communication II (FNAR 232), Computer Graphics I (FNAR 233), Visual Communication III (FNAR 332), Computer Graphics II (FNAR 333), Visual Communication IV (FNAR 382), Internship I (FNAR 380) and Senior Exhibition Preparation (FNAR 398).

Suggested Course Sequence

Year 1
Fall 
FNAR 112 Two-Dimensional Design
FNAR 132 Visual Communication I  
Spring
FNAR 233 Digital Media I: Pixel
FNAR 113 Drawing I
Year 2
Fall 
FNAR 190 Color Theory
FNAR 234 Digital Media II: Vector
Spring
FNAR 115 Photo I
FNAR 232 Visual Communication II   
Portfolio Review at the midpoint of the 15 course requirements.
Year 3
Fall 
FNAR 332 Visual Communication III
FNAR 364 History of Graphic Design or
FNAR 202 Modern Art             
Spring
FNAR 213 Drawing II or FNAR 235 Figure Studio
FNAR 382 Visual Communication IV
                 
Year 4
Fall 
FNAR 380 Internship I
FNAR 170 Three-Dimensional Design
FNAR 334 Digital Media III: Motion     
Spring
FNAR 398 Senior Exhibition
FNAR 383: Digital Media IV: Interactive                  

 
All courses are 3 credit hours  

Visual Communication Major Tracking Sheet


A total of 45 credit hours are required for the major in Visual Communication. Requirements include 12 credit hours in foundations, 3 credit hours in art history, 24 hours in applied art including Photography I (FNAR 115), Visual Communication I (FNAR 132),  Drawing II (FNAR 213) or Figure Studio (FNAR 235), Visual Communication II (FNAR 232), Digital Media I: Pixel (FNAR 233), Digital Media II: Vector (FNAR 234), Visual Communication III (FNAR 332), Visual Communication IV (FNAR 382), Internship I (FNAR 380) and Senior Exhibition Preparation (FNAR 398).