Digital Design (B.S.) - Visual Communication Design

Digital Design (B.S.) - Visual Communication Design

Important: This degree plan is effective for those starting this degree program in fall 2024 through summer 2025. This degree plan will remain in effect for students who do not break enrollment or who do not change degree programs, concentrations, or cognates.

General Education/Foundational Skills Requirements

Communication & Information Literacy 1
ENGL 101Composition and Rhetoric3
Communications Elective3
Information Literacy Elective3
Information Literacy Elective3
Technological Solutions & Quantitative Reasoning 1
UNIV 104Instructional Technology for Successful Online Learning0-3
Math ElectiveMATH 114 or higher3
Critical Thinking 1
RLGN 104Christian Life and Biblical Worldview 24
Critical Thinking Elective3
Civic & Global Engagement 1
Cultural Studies Elective3
Social & Scientific Inquiry 1
Natural Science Elective3
Social Science Elective3
Christianity & Contexts 1
BIBL 104Survey of Old and New Testament4
THEO 104Introduction to Theology Survey 24
Total Hours39-42

Refer to the list of approved general education electives before enrolling in foundational skill requirements


Students transferring in 45 or more UG credit hours will have the requirement of RLGN 104 Christian Life and Biblical Worldview (4 c.h.) waived; Students transferring in 60 or more UG credit hours will also have the requirement of THEO 104 Introduction to Theology Survey (4 c.h.) waived

Major Requirements

Major Foundational Courses
ARTS 105Art Appreciation 13
ARTS 209Art as Communication 13
Total Hours6

Course may fulfill select general education requirements

Major Core
ARTS 1132D Foundations3
ARTS 1143D Foundations3
ARTS 201History of Art I3
ARTS 202History of Art II3
ARTS 20520th-21st Century Art3
ARTS 214Art, Culture, and Technology3
ARTS 222Graphic Design Foundations3
Total Hours21
ARTS 223Introduction to Typography3
ARTS 224Media Design3
ARTS 332Vector Illustration3
ARTS 342Digital Imaging3
ARTS 352Graphic Design I3
ARTS 361Digital Photography3
ARTS 371Graphic Design II3
ARTS 398Studio and Digital Arts Practicum3
ARTS 477Interactive Design I3
ARTS 492Professional Practices3
ARTS 499Undergraduate Internship3
DIGI 175Fundamentals of Editing3
STCO 289Digital Promotion Technologies and Application3
STCO 307Strategic Communication3
Total Hours42
Free Electives
Choose 9-18 credit hours of Free Electives9-18
Total Hours9-18

All applicable prerequisites must be met

Graduation Requirements

  • 120 Total hours
  • 2.0 Overall grade point average
  • 30 Hours must be upper-level courses (300-400 level)
  • Grade of ‘C’ Minimum required for all upper-level courses in the major
  • 25% Of major and concentration taken through Liberty University
  • 30 Hours must be completed through Liberty University
  • Grad App Submission of Degree Completion Application must be completed within the last semester of a student's anticipated graduation date
Plan of Study Grid
First Year
First SemesterHours
ENGL 101 Composition and Rhetoric 3
RLGN 104 Christian Life and Biblical Worldview 4
Communications Elective 1 3
MATH Elective 1 3
UNIV 104 Instructional Technology for Successful Online Learning 0-3
Second Semester
BIBL 104 Survey of Old and New Testament 4
Cultural Studies Elective (ARTS 105) 1 3
Information Literacy Elective (ARTS 209) 1 3
ARTS 113 Introduction to 2D Design 3
Elective 3
Second Year
First Semester
THEO 104 Introduction to Theology Survey 4
Critical Thinking Elective 1 3
Information Literacy Elective 1 3
ARTS 114 Introduction to 3D Design 3
ARTS 201 History of Art I 3
Second Semester
ARTS 202 History of Art II 3
ARTS 205 20th-21st Century Art 3
ARTS 222 Introduction to Graphic Design 3
DIGI 175 Fundamentals of Editing 3
Elective 3
Third Year
First Semester
Natural Science Elective 1 3
ARTS 214 Art, Culture, and Technology 3
ARTS 223 Introduction to Typography 3
ARTS 332 Vector Illustration 3
STCO 289 Digital Promotion Technologies and Application 3
Second Semester
Social Science Elective 1 3
ARTS 224 Media Design 3
ARTS 342 Digital Imaging 3
ARTS 352 Graphic Design I 3
STCO 307 Strategic Communication 3
Fourth Year
First Semester
ARTS 361 Digital Photography 3
ARTS 371 Graphic Design II 3
ARTS 398 Studio and Digital Arts Practicum 3
ARTS 477 Interactive Design I 3
Elective 3
Second Semester
ARTS 492 Professional Practices 3
ARTS 499 Undergraduate Internship 3
Elective 3
Elective 3
Elective 3
 Total Hours120-123

Refer to the list of approved general education electives at before enrolling foundational skills requirements.

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