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The Visual Communication curriculum for the BLPS Degree in Liberal and Professional Studies requires Undergraduate Core, Major, and Elective requirements and requirement subcategories as illustrated below. Through the study of the disciplines and media-based projects, students will be challenged to critically examine the production and meaning of media. Coursework is supported by experiential learning methodologies that directly involve students in industry experience and the local community.

 

UNDERGRADUATE CORE CURRICULUM

 

Area I: Math/Natural Science
1. Finite Mathematics SMMAFM340
2. Introduction to Nutrition FWDNIN305
3. The Italian Food Industry: From Farm to Table FWFCF300
4. Fairfield online course: Mathematics or Natural Science 1000-level

 

Area II: History/Social Science
1. History of Christianity LARSHC310
2. The Medici Family: A Florentine Dynasty LAHSMF330
3. One of the following courses: Social Media CPMCSM320; Culture Shock: Cross-Cultural Psychology LAPYCS310; Cultural Introduction to the Italian Family FWFSIF320; The Italian-American Experience ISISIA325; Food, Culture, and Society in Italy FWFCFC340
4. Intercultural Communication CPMCCM350
5. Fairfield online course: AANTH 1110 Cultural Anthropology
6. Fairfield online course: COMM 1100 Human Comm. Theories

 

Area III: Philosophy/Religious Studies
1. World Religions LARSWR300
2. Philosophy and Science in Early Modern Italy LAPLPS315
3. Fairfield online course: RLST 1101 Exploring Religion

 

Area IV: English/Visual & Performing Arts
1. Introduction to Art History LAAHAH210
2. Introduction to Digital Photography EL 6cr DIPHID185
3. Writing for Digital Media CPJLWM300
4. Fairfield online course: ENGL 1001

 

Area V: Humanities Electives
1. Italian language
2. Italian language
3. Fairfield online course: A Humanities Elective (ENGL/HIST/MLL/PHIL/RLST/VPA) 1000-level

 

LIBERAL STUDIES MAJOR COURSES

 

General Area I: Visual Communications
1. Visual Communication Design Fundamentals Studio I DIVCDF190
2. Visual Communication Design Fundamentals Studio II DIVCDF250
3. Visual Communication Design Fundamentals Studio III DIVCDF300
4. Multimedia Studio I DIVCMM340
5. Multimedia Studio II EL DIVCMM380 (6cr)
6. Advanced Videomaking And Post-Production DIVPAV350

 

General Area II: Visual Art and Design
1. Intro to Art Direction DIVCAD330
2. Intro to Computer Graphics DIVCCG150
3. Magazine Editing and Publishing I CPPULM330
4. Magazine Publishing and Editing II CPPULM430
5. Intermediate Digital Photography EL DIPHID305 (6cr)

 

Senior Project
Portfolio Development PSPDPO380

 

Diversity Courses
1. US Diversity: Intercultural Communication CPMCCM350
2. World Diversity: World Religions LARSWR300

 

FREE ELECTIVES

 

1. Introduction to Film Photography FAFPFP140
2. 3D Computer Design and Rendering IDIDCD280
3. Introduction to Product Design IDPDPD210
4. Introduction to 3D Printing and Fabrication IDPDPF285
5. Digital Video Editing DIVPVE380
6. Intro to Creative Videomaking EL DIVPCV205 (6cr)
7. Introduction to Web Design DIVCWD200
8. Introduction to Health and Safety PSELHS300S 1cr

 

TOTAL CREDITS: 130

 

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