Course List

ART258 Graphic Design Software

This course introduces industry standard graphic design software applications. It emphasizes word processing, digital illustration, image manipulation, and page layout. Projects stress the use of these programs as tools for learning the fundamentals and principles of design theory .

Prerequisite/Co requisite: ART101 2 Dimensional Design. Approved for Computer Competency.

ART 301 Principles of Graphic Design

This course builds on the principles of graphic design and provides an overview of design theory, typographic principles, integration of type and image, and basic studio skills and continued exploration in professional software. Assignments will stimulate the application of creative thinking to solve problems in graphic design.

Prerequisites: ART101 2 Dimensional Design, ART102 3 Dimensional Design, ART103 4 Dimensional Design, ART105 Color, ART106 Drawing 1, ART107 Drawing 2, ART 258 Graphic Design Software

ART 303 Illustration I

This course develops student’s skills in visual conceptualization. It emphasizes the development of creative attitudes and solutions to illustration problems through practical studio procedures and offers students the opportunity to experience diverse areas of illustration.

Prerequisites: ART101 2 Dimensional Design, ART102 3 Dimensional Design, ART103 4 Dimensional Design, ART105 Color, ART106 Drawing 1, ART107 Drawing 2, ART 258 Graphic Design Software

ART 305 Typography I

This course develops students’ aesthetic sensitivity and typographic awareness. Projects emphasize typographic design solutions, typographic vocabulary, recognition of typographic styles, typefaces, history, fundamentals of typography, typography as a compositional element, the development of conceptual content, and exploring the potential communicative characteristics of type.

Prerequisites: ART101 2 Dimensional Design, ART102 3 Dimensional Design, ART103 4 Dimensional Design, ART105 Color, ART106 Drawing 1, ART107 Drawing 2, ART 258 Graphic Design Software

ART 326 Interactive Design I: Web Design

This course introduces the web site/user experience, design, construction, and implementation of web sites. It stresses the fundamentals of current web languages and uses industry-standard software applications to design, create, and launch web sites.

Prerequisites: ART101 2 Dimensional Design, ART102 3 Dimensional Design, ART103 4 Dimensional Design, ART105 Color, ART106 Drawing 1, ART107 Drawing 2, ART 258 Graphic Design Software, ART304 Principles of Graphic Design, ART305 Typography I

ART 327 Corporate Identity

This course expands student’s knowledge of corporate identity design. Students study historical and contemporary logo design, conceptual image making, and branding. Projects include logo design, corporate identity systems, and various collateral materials.

Prerequisites: ART310 Typography II

ART358 Typography II

This course builds on and expands the student’s understanding and implementation of typographic principles and mechanics, while introducing professional applications of typography as applied to print. The student will be introduced to contemporary typographic theories, and the designers whose practice exemplify theoretical approaches. Projects explore a number of typographic applications including: conceptual and expressive typography; alternative typography; typographic sequence in book design; editorial design; series continuity in book jacket design; and introduction to the use of typography in packaging.

Prerequisites: ART330 Principles of Graphic Design, ART340 Typography I, ART101 2 Dimensional Design, ART1021 3 Dimensional Design, ART103 4 Dimensional Design, ART105 Color, ART106 Drawing 1, ART107 Drawing 2

ART 393 Illustration II

This course stimulates innovative visual solutions and expands students’ ability to master advanced illustration techniques. Projects develop creative attitudes and professional work habits while solving assignments in book, editorial, technical, and advertisement illustration. Students are encouraged to explore a specific area of illustration.

Prerequisites: ART101 2 Dimensional Design, ART102 3 Dimensional Design, ART103 4 Dimensional Design, ART105 Color, ART106 Drawing 1, ART107 Drawing 2, ART 258 Graphic Design Software ART 303 Illustration I

ART 430 Interactive Design II: Motion Graphics

Students focus on three core aspects of Interactive Design: channeling the integration of visual design and logical coding, manipulation of content management systems, and the introduction to web-based animation. Students research, concept, design, code, and implement designs from the ground up, integrating those designs into major content management systems.

Prerequisites: ART101 2 Dimensional Design, ART102 3 Dimensional Design, ART103 4 Dimensional Design, ART105 Color, ART106 Drawing 1, ART107 Drawing 2, ART 258 Graphic Design Software, ART304 Principles of Graphic Design, ART305 Typography I, ART310 Typography II, ART326 Interactive I

ART431 Movements in Graphic Design

This course introduces students to the history of graphic design with emphasis on the twentieth and twenty-first century. Illustrated lectures, demonstrations, reading, discussion, and a variety of studio problems, expose students to the movements responsible for shaping the character of contemporary graphic design.

Prerequisites: ART101 2 Dimensional Design, ART102 3 Dimensional Design, ART103 4 Dimensional Design, ART105 Color, ART106 Drawing 1, ART107 Drawing 2, ART 258 Graphic Design Software, ART304 Principles of Graphic Design, ART305 Typography I, ART310 Typography II

ART 432 Publication Design

This course emphasizes traditional and contemporary design strategies and prepares students to provide successful solutions to editorial, corporate and consumer publications. Students acquire a mastery of electronic file preparation, commercial printing processes, and develop an awareness of the designer/client relationship.

Prerequisites: ART101 2 Dimensional Design, ART102 3 Dimensional Design, ART103 4 Dimensional Design, ART105 Color, ART106 Drawing 1, ART107 Drawing 2, ART 258 Graphic Design Software, ART304 Principles of Graphic Design, ART305 Typography I, ART310 Typography II, ART326 Interactive I, ART430 Corporate Identity, ART 431 Movements in Graphic Design

ART 433 Interactive Design III: Advanced Interactive Design

This capstone level course expands upon intermediate principles and skills of interactive, website-based design, marketing, and animation. Students continue their in-depth exploration of in-demand programming languages, continuing proficiency and growth. It emphasizes a professional interactive design project for a real-world client.

Prerequisites: ART101 2 Dimensional Design, ART102 3 Dimensional Design, ART103 4 Dimensional Design, ART105 Color, ART106 Drawing 1, ART107 Drawing 2, ART 258 Graphic Design Software, ART304 Principles of Graphic Design, ART305 Typography I, ART310 Typography II, ART326 Interactive I, ART327 Interactive II

ART 434 Packaging Design

This course focuses on conceptually based three dimensional package design and product graphics within the realm of identity and branding systems. Projects employ alternative materials and formats. It stresses consumer and client research, marketing techniques, and environmental concerns.

Prerequisites: ART101 2 Dimensional Design, ART102 3 Dimensional Design, ART103 4 Dimensional Design, ART105 Color, ART106 Drawing 1, ART107 Drawing 2, ART 258 Graphic Design Software, ART304 Principles of Graphic Design, ART305 Typography I, ART310 Typography II, ART326 Interactive I, ART430 Corporate Identity

ART489 Design Practicum

Students gain experience with clients and design projects from regional non-profit agencies, campus offices, and organizations in a design studio environment. Comprehensive projects include, project briefs, assessment and planning, project budget and specifications, working with printers and web domains, and client management.

Prerequisites: ART101 2 Dimensional Design, ART102 3 Dimensional Design, ART103 4 Dimensional Design, ART105 Color, ART106 Drawing 1, ART107 Drawing 2, ART 258 Graphic Design Software, ART304 Principles of Graphic Design, ART305 Typography I, ART310 Typography II, ART326 Interactive I, ART430 Corporate Identity, ART432 Publication Design

ART 499 Senior Projects in Graphic Design

This course is a culminating experience for Graphic Design majors. Students develop an extensive design project, present a complete, professional portfolio, and produce a supporting self-promotional piece. A panel of faculty and regional professionals review the senior project, portfolio, and self-promotion.

Prerequisites: ART101 2 Dimensional Design, ART102 3 Dimensional Design, ART103 4 Dimensional Design, ART105 Color, ART106 Drawing 1, ART107 Drawing 2, ART 258 Graphic Design Software, ART304 Principles of Graphic Design, ART305 Typography I, ART310 Typography II, ART326 Interactive I, ART430 Corporate Identity, ART 431 Movements in Graphic Design, ART432 Publication Design

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