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Visual Arts: Animation, Design, and Communications


Studying the Visual Arts—whether it’s graphic design, illustration, video, animation, or web design—allows you to create work that will impact everything we see. It’s exciting. It’s challenging. And it’s fun. And you’ll graduate from Lyndon with an entry-level portfolio to show prospective employers. Because of a spirited and engaging environment, the Visual Arts program is a venue for self-expression. Students are challenged to become adept problem-solvers and expand the breadth of their artistic technique and personal aesthetic. Awareness of art history and contemporary visual culture provides context for innovative practice. Visual literacy is fostered through hands-on coursework that demands original thought, stimulates critical thinking, and instills passion for the visual arts.

Animation and Illustration, B.F.A.

Required Courses

The Animation and Illustration degree is NEBHE eligible (tuition discount) in Maine, New Hampshire, and Rhode Island. But we go better than that with our stackable awards.

Core Courses (47 credits)

Minimum required credits for the program: 75 credits

It is strongly recommended that Animation/Illustration students take BIO 2011, XSC 2050, PHY 2031, or PHY 2061 for the LGSE8 GEU requirement, and take BUS 2230 for the LGSS1 GEU requirement.

Core Studio Courses: (12 credits)

Choose 12 credits from:

Core Capstone Course: (3 credits)

Concentrations

Game Design Concentration: (13 credits)

Illustration & Animation Concentration: (15 credits)

Graphic Design, B.F.A.

The Graphic Design degree is NEBHE eligible (tuition discount) in Maine, New Hampshire, and Rhode Island. But we go better than that with our stackable awards.

Required Courses

Core Courses (34 Credits)

Minimum required credits: 76

CIS 1090 (Problem Solving with Computers) is strongly recommended in partial completion of the GEU Mathematics requirement.

Art History (9 Credits)

Choice Courses - Select One Group (6 Credits)

Business and Communications Courses (6 credits)

Advanced Design Courses (12 credits)

Capstone Courses (9 Credits)

Cinema Production, B.A.

The Cinema Production degree is NEBHE eligible (tuition discount) in ALL New England States (CT, MA, ME, NH, RI). But we go better than that with our stackable awards.

Required Courses

Core Courses (51 Credits)

Choice Courses (9 Credits)

Graphic Design, B.A.

Required Courses

Core Courses (34 credits)

Minimum required credits for program: 58

CIS 1090 (Problem Solving with Computers) is strongly recommended in partial completion of the GEU Mathematics requirement.

Choice Courses (6 credits) - Select One Group

Advanced Design Courses (6 credits)

Business and Communications Courses (6 credits)

Capstone Courses (6 credits)

Cinema Production, A.A.

Photography, A.A.

Required Courses

Foundation Courses (24 Credits)

Choice Courses (6 Credits)

Choose two courses from the following:

If also enrolled in a Bachelor’s degree program, select two courses that are not required for that degree.

Visual Arts, A.S.

Required Courses

Foundation Courses (6 Credits)

Studio Courses (15 Credits)

Choose five courses from the following – at least two courses must be at the 3000 level:

Art History Courses (6 Credits)

Visual Communication, A.S.

The Visual Communications degree is NEBHE eligible (tuition discount) in Connecticut and Rhode Island. But we go better than that with our stackable awards.

Required Courses

Foundation Courses (18 Credits)

Media Communications Course (3 Credits)

Choice Courses (6 Credits)

Visual Arts Minors

Cinema Production Minor

Core Courses (13 credits)

Minimum required credits for the program: 19-21

Choice Courses (6-8 credits)

Photography Minor

Foundation Courses: (10 Credits)

Minimum required credits for the minor: 19

Complete the foundation courses and choice courses. Choice courses cannot double-count for requirements in other Visual Arts programs.

Choice Courses: (9 Credits)

Visual Arts Minor

Foundation Courses: (6 credits)

Minimum required credits required for the minor: 18

Choice Courses: (12 credits)

We offer B.F.A.s in Graphic Design and Animation and Illustration, B.A.s in Cinema Production and Graphic Design, and minors in Visual Arts, Photography, and Cinema Production. Interested in a career that includes but is not limited to design? Our Visual Communications and Visual Arts degrees are for you: a savvy combination of instruction in print, web, mobile, basic web programming, marketing, art, and the liberal arts. You can prepare for careers in photojournalism, publishing, marketing, advertising, public relations, web management, or the fine arts.

The Visual Arts Department at Lyndon State College supports iWOW, the Incubator without Walls program. iWOW provides a wide array of programs and services designed to prepare students and businesses for success in the workplace and the regional economy. We proactively engage Lyndon State College faculty and students with small businesses to assess their needs, define optimal business performance steps, and propose solutions with execution in mind. These projects give students real-world business experiences that support their academic studies.