It is expected that students will spend 2 to 3 hours, minimally, outside of the classroom/laboratory performing course related work such as readings, research, homework assignments, practica, studio work, and other academic work for every hour of instruction spent in the classroom/laboratory.
This course provides an introduction to the tools, applications, and uses of Adobe Illustrator, InDesign, and Photoshop software. Students will learn how to use the software through online tutorials, lectures, and lab exercises utilizing scanners, printers, and Macintosh computers. (4 contact hours: 2 lecture, 2 lab) [Catalog Entry] ADDITIONAL FEES: $33.00
This course introduces the history of graphic design from its origins in Europe to the present. Students will examine design trends in aesthetics and theory as well as the connection between graphic design and the other visual arts. Field trips will augment class lectures depending on gallery and museum schedules. Students will complete a research paper and project, reading assignments, and in-class presentations. (3 contact hours) [Catalog Entry]
Prerequisite: GRDS 1350 and GRDS 1400; or GRDS 1375.
This specialized course introduces students to the various methods of printing processes, color charts, papers, and file preparation. The processes studied consist of Offset Lithography, Gravure, Letterpress, Flexography, Thermography, Screenprinting, and Electronic Digital Printing.
(5 contact hours: 2 lecture, 3 lab) [Catalog Entry] ADDITIONAL FEES: $33.00
Prerequisite: GRDS 1015, GRDS 1375.
This is an advanced course in designing advertising for businesses, using the methods and principles acquired in the prerequisite courses. Students will research, write, and design a complete corporate identity program for a local company, including a logo, brand identity system, and other marketing materials. (6 contact hours: 6 lab) [Catalog Entry] ADDITIONAL FEES: $33.00