Graphic Design & Visual Communication Major Curriculum 2020–2021

At Champlain, there's no waiting to jump into your design courses. You'll take classes such as Form & Color and The Digital Image in your first year, and you'll continue to develop your design skills as you progress through the curriculum.

This gives you the tremendous advantage of gaining hands-on experience in your major from the start, which will leave you well-prepared for employment upon graduation.

Champlain's study abroad program is built right into the major, so you can spend a semester abroad at Champlain's international campuses in Dublin and Montreal—or anywhere else in the world—during your junior year. You'll work with your faculty advisor to ensure your credits fulfill the requirements for your major.

2nd Year

First Semester
VCD 202
or
VCD 203
COR 2XX

200-level COR course

Second Semester
VCD 206
COR 2XX

200-level COR course

COR 2XX

200-level COR course

3rd Year

First Semester

Program elective (ART or VCD)

Second Semester

Program elective (ART or VCD studio)

SCI XXX

Natural science w/ lab

4th Year

First Semester

Program elective (ART or VCD studio)

General elective

Second Semester

Program elective (ART or VCD studio)

General elective