Master of Arts in Visual Communication Design (M.A.)
This program is delivered online.
The purpose of the program is to produce visual artists, graphic designers and art educators rooted in a Christ-centered perspective that governs every decision, action and work of art they undertake in the field of visual art.
Program Learning Outcomes
The student will be able to:
- Generate visual communication design solutions using a variety of graphic technologies.
- Assess the efficacy of visual communication design in relation to its content.
- Formulate research based visual communication solutions based on knowledge of the literature/artifacts of the discipline.
- Apply aesthetic and visual design principles to original compositions.
Program Specific Admission Procedures
The Master of Arts in Visual Communication Design program will follow the standard admission, curriculum and graduation requirements as stated in the Liberty University Graduate Catalog with the following specific admission procedures:
- Earned baccalaureate degree or its equivalent from an institution accredited by an agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education (e.g., SACSCOC, TRACS, ABHE, etc.)
- Applicants should hold a 3.00 GPA for undergraduate study; applicants with a 2.0 GPA will be admitted on caution.
Students may transfer up to 15 hours from an accredited institution subject to department approval. In order to transfer credit, students must have earned the minimum grade of B-, and courses must have been completed within 10 years of the start date of the program. Credits from a prior degree on the same academic level earned through Liberty University are considered transfer credits.
- Complete 30 hours.
- A maximum of 50% of the program hours may be transferred if approved and allowable, including credit from an earned degree from Liberty University on the same academic level.
- Maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.00.
- No more than two grades of C may be applied to the degree (includes grades of C+ & C-).
- No grade of D or below may be applied to the degree (includes grades of D+ & D-).
- For information regarding the repeat policy, please refer to “Course Repeat Policy” in the Academic Information and Policies section of this Catalog.
- Degree must be completed within 5 years.
- Submission of Degree Completion Application must be completed within the last semester of a student's anticipated graduation date.