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Core Design

The Core Program in the College of Visual Arts and Design provides the broad foundation to develop the practical skills and conceptual methodologies necessary to enter any of the Visual Arts majors within the College. The program promotes the understanding of historic and contemporary currents and their relationships.

The Core program achieves the following outcomes:

  • Materials and techniques;
  • Visual aesthetics and organization;
  • Creative processes;
  • Visual literacy (development of vocabulary, critical analysis, articulation of process and product; content and context);
  • Historic and contemporary visual cultures;
  • Professional pathways

Work completed by Core Design students demonstrates the rigorous critical inquiry, practical skill-building and visual exploration that are the hallmarks of this well-established program.

Faculty who teach in the Core Design program are accomplished artists and designers in their respective fields. They maintain active studio practices and exhibit their work nationally and internationally.

Student accomplishments

Kris Haro and Jonathan Wenske

CVAD Communication Design juniors Johnathan Wenske and Kris Haro had no idea when they designed their project, “When Nuture Calls” for Mark Allen’s class that the project would soon go viral on the internet. The class project called for students to design a campaign for a social issue or product.  Taking on the apparently highly controversial topic of public breastfeeding,  the project, was shown at the DVCC student award competition and was picked up by major news outlets and publications.

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Communication Design

CVAD Communication Design juniors Johnathan Wenske and Kris Haro had no idea when they designed their project, “When Nuture Calls” for Mark Allen’s class that the project would soon go viral on the internet. The class project called for students to design a campaign for a social issue or product.  Taking on the apparently highly controversial topic of public breastfeeding,  the project, was shown at the DVCC student award competition and was picked up by major news outlets and publications.

Alumni accomplishments

Simon Walker

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Communication Design

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Communication Design