School of Communication

Communication Design major

The design of media and communication messages is important in a visual world. These messages may involve the design of print publications, advertisements, and websites or mobile media.

A Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in Communication Design requires 52 credit hours in Communications, plus GST 115 Public Speaking (2 hours), ART 112 Fundamentals of Design (4 hours) and ART 260 Introduction to Intermedia and Photography (4 hours). Students must complete a minimum of 72 credit hours outside of Communications, including an academic minor or double major or a semester abroad in an Elon-approved program.

Effective Fall 2014, here is the curriculum for the B.A. in Communication Design:

COM 100 Communications in a Global Age (4)

COM 110 Media Writing (4)

COM 210 Web and Mobile Communications (1)

COM 220 Creating Multimedia Content (3)

COM 258 Visual Communication (4)

COM 318 Writing for Visual Media (4)

COM 350 Web and Mobile Publishing (4)

COM 358 Design of Visual Images (4)

COM 381 Communications Internship (1 or 2)

COM 395 Great Ideas: Issues and Research (4)

COM 400 Media Law and Ethics (4)

COM 458 Design Strategies and Solutions (4)

Choice of Communications electives to total at least 52 COM hours. Eight hours of COM electives are waived for any student completing a double major outside Communications.

Students who entered Elon in 2012-13 or earlier have the choice of remaining in their existing curriculum (see box to the right) or shifting to a new major. Students who entered Elon in 2013-14 will choose among the majors that go into effect in Fall 2014.

Pre-2014 Curriculum

Students who entered Elon in 2012-13 or earlier have the choice of remaining in their existing curriculum or moving to the new curriculum that went into effect in Fall 2014.

Course Equivalencies
in Communications

Journalism curriculum
prior to 2014

Strategic Communications
curriculum prior to 2014

Broadcast & New Media
curriculum prior to 2014

Cinema curriculum
prior to 2014

Communication Science
curriculum prior to 2014

Below are pre-2014 COM course listings, COM course listings in effect for 2014 and course equivalencies.

Pre-2014 COM course listing

COM course listing, Fall 2014