Visual Communication (Minor)

Saint Louis University’s visual communication minor will teach you the theories and skills for effective communication in graphic design, web design, video and animation.


SLU's interdisciplinary minor in visual communication requires 19 credit hours. 

 It is open to students majoring in any area, though there are specific requirements for students in the communication and studio art programs. Faculty from the Department of Communication, the studio art program within the Department of Fine and Performing Arts, and the Department of English each contribute to the minor.

Highlighted Courses
Required Courses for Studio Art Majors (10 credits)

  • ART 2700: Graphic Design I (3 credits)
  • CMM 2500: Media and Society Lab (1 credit)
  • CMM 2510: Video Production and Design (3 credits)
  • CMM 4810: Digital Storytelling (3 credits)
Required Courses for Communication Majors (10 credits)

  • CMM 2500: Media and Society Lab (1 credit)
  • ART 2700: Graphic Design I (3 credits)
  • ART 2500: Computer Art I (3 credits)
  • ART 3700: Graphic Design II (3 credits)
Required Courses for Other Majors (10 credits)

  • CMM 2400: Media and Society (3 credits)
  • CMM 2500: Media and Society Lab (1 credit)
  • ART 2700: Graphic Design I (3 credits)
  • ART 3700: Graphic Design II (3 credits)
Students from all majors will then choose courses totaling nine credits from these additional courses:

  • CMM 2400: Media and Society (3 credits)
  • CMM 2510: Video Production and Design(3 credits)
  • CMM 3120: Media Scriptwriting (3 credits)
  • CMM 3510: Studio Production (3 credits)
  • CMM 3530: Documentary Production (3 credits)
  • CMM 4810: Digital Storytelling (3 credits)
  • CMM 4910: Internship (3 credits)
  • ART 2500: Computer Art I (3 credits)
  • ART 3500: Computer Art II (3 credits)
  • ART 3700: Graphic Design II (3 credits)
  • ART 3750: Introduction to Web Design (3 credits)
  • ART 4500: Computer Art Studio (3 credits)
  • ART 4700: Graphic Design Studio (3 credits)
  • ENGL 4010: New Media Writing (3 credits)
Internships and Careers

Students are encouraged to complete an internship as part of this minor.

Faculty

Communication

  • Matt Carlson, Ph.D.
  • Mary Gould, Ph.D.
  • Cindy Graville
  • Amber Hinsley, Ph.D.
  • Dan Kozlowski, Ph.D.
  • Jon Mabee, M.F.A.

English

  • Nathaniel Rivers, Ph.D.

Studio Art  

  • Laura Franklin, D.M.A.
  • Amy Bautz, M.F.A. 
  • Martin Brief, M.F.A.
  • Mary Gould, Ph.D. 
Tuition and Fees

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