Visual and Communication Arts

Visual and Communication Arts Minors

Art Minor

The 20 SH minor provides a focused experience in art for students wishing to supplement primary study in another discipline. (Art minors are strongly encouraged to take VACA 121 and VACA 141 as a beginning course sequence.)

Course Credit Hours
VACA 121 Drawing 4
VACA 141 Foundations of Design 4

Choose one of the following courses:
*VACA 131 Three-Dimensional Design
VACA 232 Ceramics 

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Choose one of the following courses:
VACA 222 Painting
* VACA 323 Printmaking and Watercolor 

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Choose 4 credits from the following list
VACA 151 Photo 1 (2 SH)
VACA 283 Art History Western (4 SH)
VACA 382 Contemporary Art (2 SH)
* VACA 384 Art History World (2 SH)

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Digital Communication Minor

The minor in digital communication consists of 18 SH.

Courses Credits 
VACA 142 Graphic Design 1 2
VACA 151 Photo 1 2
VACA 242 Graphic Design 2 2
VACA 243 Graphic Design 3 2
VACA 252 Photo 2 4
VACA 381 Cinema & Visual Theory 4

Choose one of the following courses:
VACA 344 Web Design & Social Media
VACA 367 Hybrid Storytelling

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The digital video minor may not be combined with a digital media &  communication major.

Minor in digital video production

The minor in digital video production consists of 18 SH.

Courses  Credits
VACA 381 Cinema and Visual Theory 2
VACA 151 Photo 1 2
VACA 262  Video Production 4
*VACA 263 Audio Production 2
VACA 364 Motion Graphics/After Effects 2

Choose one pair of classes (6 credits)
HUM 200 Foundations in Humanities (2 SH)
and *VACA 465 Visual Storytelling: Non-Fiction (4 SH)

or

THR 361 Screenwriting (2 SH)
and  *VACA 466 Visual Storytelling: Fiction (4 SH)

6 credits total

The digital video minor may not be combined with a digital media &  communication major.

Minor in Photography

The minor in photography consists of 18 SH.

Courses Credits
VACA141 Foundations of Design 4
VACA 151 Photo 1 2
VACA 252 Photo 2 4
VACA 455 Portfolio and Vocation 4

Choose one of the following courses:
VACA 345 Advanced Photoshop
VACA 353 Alternative Photo Processes
VACA 354 Conservation Photo

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Minor in Theater

The minor consists of 18 SH

Courses Credits
THR 100 Acting for Stage & Screen 2
THR 200 Survey of World Theater History 2

Choose 8 credits  from the following list:
THR 210 Technical Theater (2 SH)
THR 300 Directing for the Theater  (2 SH)
THR 360 Playwriting (2 SH)
THR 361 Screenwriting (2 SH)
THR 230 Theater Topics (2 SH)

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Practica (6 SH)Choose from two or more of the following areas of practical learning through participation in theater productions.
THR 281 Acting (1-3 SH)
THR 350 Technical Theater (1-3 SH)
THR 351 Stage Management (1-3 SH)
THR 352 Assistant Directing (1-3 SH)
THR 353 Dramaturgy (1-3 SH)

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