Visual Communications Learning Community
The Visual Communications Residential
Learning Community is open to students majoring in visual communications.
The community is for students who want to
spend time meeting and creating relationships with other students interested in
creative design. The community has been
established to foster long-lasting relationships among members who have the
same goals and aspirations as you.
Residential Learning Communities (RLC) allow you to live with
other students sharing the same academic major or special interest. As an RLC
member, you have the opportunity to attend social and academic programs with
other students, interact with faculty outside of the classroom, and get to know
an upper division Community Mentor who shares your major or interest area.
Residential Learning Communities (RLC) are located in one of 10 Freshmen
Connection Halls and participants are eligible for priority room selection.
Additional information regarding room and roommate selection will be sent to
student NAU email accounts if you are accepted into the RLC.
Join this group if you want to:
- Gain skills, knowledge, and
techniques needed to become a practicing professional in the design field.
- Enjoy dinners with faculty,
studio tours, social events, software skills workshops, academic and
career planning sessions, and technical seminars from upper division
students and/or professionals.
- Meet other students with
interested in Graphic Design, Web Design, Animation and Interactive
- Receive one-on-one attention
from a Learning Community Mentor who is also a Visual Communication
- Participate in mock interviews
and resume workshops to help you prepare for applying for internships and
other employment opportunities.
Seats in certain high-demand, major-based classes will be
reserved for Visual Communication Residential Learning Community residents.
Your adviser will help you enroll in these courses.
Seats will be reserved in:
- VC 251 – Computer Imaging: This studio course introduces
students to computer literacy through practical and technical concepts for
entry-level image manipulation.
Other components of the class include demonstrations, exercises,
and concepts necessary for digital design.
- VC 101 – Introduction to
Computer Information Systems: This studio course introduces students to issues
of design, theory, principles and visual literacy. Students will participate in projects
designed to strengthen understanding of creative and critical thinking and
demonstrate problem-solving skills.
- VC 161 – History
of Visual Communication: This course is
an introductory survey of major themes and historical phases of visual
communication. It includes the
development of visual communication, key people who nurtured it progress
and events that linked contributions to civilization.