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Graphic Design

2009-Art-09

The Graphic Design Concentration in the Department of Art aims to teach entry-level students to become informed and skilled in their discipline with an emphasis on understanding visual language, creativity, and professional work ethic.  Focus is placed on developing historical and technical knowledge of graphic design and the relationship of design to fine art disciplines such as painting, drawing, printmaking, and sculpture. Integrated into coursework, students participate in design competitions for community and university organizations, gaining competitive professional experience before graduation.

 

Courses Offered


 

ART 124: Digital Art Foundations

This course will introduce students to basic computer software and hardware related to the creation, documentation, and presentation of art. The course looks at digital media as an investigative and creative tool in art and design, and as a method of communication. Topics and programs covered include, but are not limited to, digital photography, scanning, Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign.

Prerequisite: None

Offered Each Semester

 

ART 250: Introduction to Graphic Design

Introduces graphic design, typography, and computer graphic modes and functions.  Focuses on state-of-the-art industry software and creativity use of technology.

Prerequisite: ART 124

Offered Fall Semester

 

ART 290: Introduction to Electronics and Computing Studio

This is a studio course designed to develop the foundation for the production of creative projects in technology.  Students will be introduced to the fundamentals of electronics and computing and will apply these skills to individual and collaborative creative projects.  No previous experience in electronics or computing is necessary.  Students from all fields of study will be encouraged to imagine how they might develop creative projects within their respective fields.

Prerequisite: None

Offered Spring Semester

 

ART 350: Intermediate Graphic Design I

Continues exploring layout, typography, and computer graphics.  Students build on the skills and knowledge acquired from Introduction to Graphic Design to produce a professional portfolio.  Emphasizes advanced computer software techniques and typography.

Prerequisite: ART 250

Offered Fall Semester

 

ART 351: Intermediate Graphics Design II

This course incorporates all previous knowledge acquired in Introduction to Graphic Design and Graphic Design I .  Coursework is based on student-initiated projects, independent research, and professional development.  Students are expected to be self-motivated and capable of working in an interdisciplinary and mature fashion.

Prerequisite: ART 250

Offered Spring Semester

 

ART 355: Illustration

Encourages utilization of the principles of design, creative problem-solving, and the integration of illustrations into media.  Industry standard computer software is taught. 

Prerequisite: Sophomore standing

Offered Spring Semester

 

ART 451: Advanced Graphic Design

This course incorporates all previous knowledge acquired in Introduction to Graphic Design and Graphic Design I - Typography and Graphic Design II - Photography. Coursework is based on student- initiated projects, independent research, and profession al development. Students are expected to be self-motivated and capable of working in an interdisciplinary and mature fashion. The goal is a professional digital and hard-copy portfolio.

Prerequisite: ART 350 & 351

Offered Each Semester

 

ART 455: Advanced Illustration

Students develop a portfolio geared toward their particular skills and interests. Students entering this advanced-level course should have a solid creative and technical background in illustration. Students can seek their own clients at this time so they have printed pieces in their professional portfolios.

Prerequisite: ART 355

Offered Spring Semester