Course of Study - Core Courses
The Academic Catalog with course descriptions, the detailed Career Programs brochure, and current/upcoming schedules for core courses and optional seminars may be consulted at the Academics area of the FUA site. Please consult the program brochure for prerequisites to non-beginning levels of this program. For enrollment please visit the Admissions page.
Year 1 Level I (Fall)
Introduction to Photoshop
Introduction to Digital Photography Experiential Learning
Visual Communication Design Fundamentals Studio I
Introduction to Computer Graphics
Magazine Editing and Publishing
Year 1 Level II (Spring)
Fashion Magazine Project
Intermediate Digital Photography Experiential Learning
Visual Communication Design Fundamentals Studio II
Introduction to Rich Media: Podcast Production
Year 2 Level III (Fall)
Multimedia Studio I
Introduction to Creative Videomaking Experiential Learning
Visual Communication Design Fundamentals Studio III
Teaching Assistantship I
Introduction to Art Direction
Year 2 Level IV (Spring)
Multimedia Studio II Experiential Learning
Visual Communication Design Fundamentals Studio IV
Digital Video Editing
Portfolio Development IV
Special Project: Experiential Learning in Visual Communication and Publishing
Seminar selections will depend on the period. Please refer to the Career Program introduction and the Admissions area for information on the Italian language, seminars, and internship/Experiential Learning Special Projects program options and their additional costs.
Optional Level I Seminars: Presentation Media, Commercial and Business Advertising, Art Media: Introduction to the Creative Process, Sustainable Graphic Design for a Contemporary Green World, Portfolio Development I.
Optional Level II Seminars: Digital Imagery, Digital Graphic Illustration, Introduction To Interface, Visual Communication in Business, Portfolio Development II.
Optional Level III Seminars: Professional Practices, Creative Communication for the Third Sector, Portfolio Development III.