Communication B.A. with a Concentration in Film and Visual Storytelling

Core Curriculum Requirements52-54
Major Core Requirements22
Film & Visual Storytelling Concentration25
Total Units120

Communication Major Core Requirements

Lower Division
COMM-130Introduction to Communication3
COMM-220Elements of Storytelling3
COMM-258Christianity and Artistic Culture3
COMM-273Visual Technology3
COMM-290Intro to Interpersonal Communication3
Upper Division
COMM-413Preparing for Post Graduation1
COMM-496Senior Project: Development/Planning 12
COMM-497Senior Project: Implementation 11
Total Units22

Film and Visual Storytelling Concentration Requirements

COMM-125Introduction to Filmmaking1
COMM-229Intermediate Filmmaking Production Production3
COMM-306Writing for Film and New Media3
COMM-388Visual Storytelling: Narrative3
COMM-389Visual Storytelling: Documentary3
COMM-460Advanced Filmmaking3
Select a minimum of nine units of the following:9
Graphic Design
Mythology in Film
Alternative Storytelling Techniques
Television Studio Production
Cinema Technology Series
New Media Production
Music Video Production
Film Studies Series
Total Units25

A portfolio is required of all graduating Film & Visual Storytelling seniors. Students are required to submit a portfolio of work, which can be the best of their class projects, contain work made outside of the class, at internships, jobs or apprenticeships.

Disclaimer: This sample Four Year Plan is provided as a guide for the recommended sequencing of courses. Vanguard University requires that students complete a minimum of 120 units of required course work as outlined on the Requirements tab in order to receive a Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Music, Bachelor of Science, or Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree. It is the student's responsibility to confirm with the department the course rotation before enrolling in courses. If applicable, please note the footnotes at the bottom of the page for additional information related to courses listed in a particular year and term. Questions, contact the Department of Communication. 

Plan of Study Grid
Year 1 Term 1Units
CORE-100C Cornerstone 1
KINE-145C Lifetime Fitness/Wellness Lect 1
KINE-146C Lifetime Fitness/Well Activity 1
COMM-125 Introduction to Filmmaking 1
ENGL-120C Persuasive Writing 3
THEO-PLHDTheology Core Requirement 3
COMM-220 Elements of Storytelling 3
COMM-130 Introduction to Communication 3
Year 1 Term 2
NT-101C New Testament Survey 3
COMM-258 Christianity and Artistic Culture 3
COMM-229 Intermediate Filmmaking Production Production 3
HSPS-PLHDHistory Political Science Placeholder 3
SOC-PLCRSocial Science Core Curriculum Reqm't 3
Year 2 Term 1
MATH-PLCRMath Core Req Data Or Stats 3
COMM-290 Intro to Interpersonal Communication 3
COMM-273 Visual Technology 3
OT-201C Old Testament Survey 3
SOC-PLCRSocial Science Core Curriculum Reqm't 3
Year 2 Term 2
COMM-201C Speech Composition and Presentation 3
ENGL-220C Researched Writing 3
COMM-306 Writing for Film and New Media 3
COMM-460 Advanced Filmmaking 3
COMM-PLFILMCommunication Film Elective Placeholder 3
Year 3 Term 1
FINA-PLCRFine Arts Core Curriculum Requirement 3
COMM-389 Visual Storytelling: Documentary 3
COMM-450 Internship 1-6
COMM-PLFILMCommunication Film Elective Placeholder 3
HIST-PLHDHistory Core Requirement 3
COMM-413 Preparing for Post Graduation 1
Year 3 Term 2
THEO-300C Developing a Christian World View 3
NSCI-PLCRScience Lec/Lab Requirement 4
ENGL-230C Literature and the Human Experience 3
COMM-388 Visual Storytelling: Narrative 3
COMM-PLFILMCommunication Film Elective Placeholder 3
Year 4 Term 1
CHIS-400C Christian Heritage 3
COMM-496 Senior Project: Development/Planning 2
COMM-PLHD6General Electives 6 Units 6
COMM-PLHD3AGeneral Elective 3 Units 3
Year 4 Term 2
COMM-497 Senior Project: Implementation 1
COMM-PLUD3AUpper Division General Elective 3 Units 3
COMM-PLHD9General Elective 9 Units 9
 Total Units118-123