Communication Studies at EC prepares students to be Christian communicators in learning, working, and serving with their minds, hearts, and spirits throughout college and life.
In this increasingly digital world united through the Internet, the field of graphic design is growing. This growth offers career opportunities to those with the skills to meet these new and exciting challenges. Emmanuel College's major in Graphic Design provides students with an environment equipped to attain these sought after skills by combining a solid foundation in design fundamentals with creative opportunities that allow a student's God-given talents to flourish. Our Graphic Design major incorporates information, technology, and community. In the senior project course, students showcase their knowledge and skills acquired through the communication curriculum.
Aside from completing 24 hours of core communication courses, students take focused courses on each of the industry standard Adobe CS5 design programs. Both concentrations prepare them for graduate school or entry-level positions in a variety of career choices, including Media Production, Public Relations, Graphic Design, Video Editing, Advertising, Layout and Design, Marketing, Fundraising, Human Resource Development, Communication Training and Consulting.
OPTIONS: BACHELOR OF SCIENCE (B.S.) OR ARTS (B.A.)
BACHELOR OF ARTS OPTION
LIBERAL ARTS CORE
EN 101, 102 (Freshman Composition) 6 hrs.
CM 130 (Intro to Communication) 3 hrs.
EN 200 (Intro to Literature) 3 hrs.
Art-Music Appreciation/Theater/Film/Philosophy/Literature 3 hrs.
Social and Behavioral Science
HY 272/273 (American History I & II) 3 hrs.
Sociology/Economics/Geography 3 hrs.
Natural Science/Mathematical Reasoning
Science (Lab course) 4 hrs.
Mathematics 3 hrs.
BI 111 (Biblical Literature & History) 3 hrs.
BI 112 (Interpreting Biblical Literature) 3 hrs.
BI 300 (Gospel of John) 3 hrs.
TH 237 (Christian Ethics) 3 hrs.
PE 105 (Total Fitness) 1 hr.
FS 101 (Freshman Seminar) 2 hrs.
SS 400 (Senior Seminar) 1 hrs.
Total 44 hrs.
MAJOR LOWER AND UPPER LEVEL COURSES
BU 250 (Computer Applications I) 3 hrs.
Foreign Language Courses (B.A. Option only)
Foreign Language 6-8 hrs.
CM 150 (Communication Survey) 3 hrs.
CM 230 (Media and Society) 3 hrs.
CM 401 (Communication Law) 3 hrs.
CM 402 (Internship) 3 hrs.
CM 471 (Senior Project) 3 hrs.
Graphic Design Core
CM 209 (Intro to Design) 3 hrs.
CM 212 (Photo Journalism) 2 hrs.
CM 240 (Digital Media Production) 3 hrs.
CM 241 (Design Technology I) 3 hrs.
CM 242 (Design Technology II) 3 hrs.
CM 245 (Typography) 3 hrs.
CM 309 (Digital Cinematography) 3 hrs.
CM 335 (Animation) 3 hrs.
CM 340 (Web Design) 3 hrs.
CM 341 (Page Layout and Publication Design) 3 hrs.
CM 342 (Motion Graphics) 3 hrs.
CM 350 (Motion Graphics) 3 hrs.
CM 390 (Directing) 3 hrs.
CM 420 (User Interface Design/Usability) 3 hrs.
CM 430 (e-Portfolio) 1 hr.
Electives or Minor 16-22 hrs. (number of hours depends on whether B.A. or B.S. option is chosen)
TOTAL 123 hrs. (B.S. Option) OR 124 hrs. (B.A. Option)