ART 141 Graphic Design I
Introduction to visual communication, aesthetic theory, and computer graphics tools
and techniques. Explores graphic design as a means of communication, artistic expression,
and organization of information. Critiques, group discussions, research and information
gathering assignments, lectures and demonstrations complement studio work. Offered each semester.
ART 241 Graphic Design II: The Image & Design
A continuation of the study of imagery and image making in design through a series of
projects. Visual communication through original photography, manipulated photography
and illustration are explored using both hand and digital tools. Both theory and the
process of design are emphasized through a variety of media ranging from print to
digital. Prerequisite: 141. Offered each fall.
ART 242 Graphic Design: Web Design
A studio course exploring visual layout principles of interactive website design. Survey
of methodology, theory, and best practice of web design solutions. Projects will explore
current technologies. Prerequisite: ART 141. Offered each Fall Term.
ART 341 Graphic Design III: The Narrative & Design
A study of visual narrative design, emphasizing creativity and effective visual communication.
Through a variety of projects students will learn the historical basis of typography
and the relationship between language and form. A continuation of the study of design
principles will be emphasized in both static and interactive media. Prerequisite:
241. Offered each spring.
ART 342 Graphic Design: Advanced Web Design
A studio course exploring advanced web design strategies with an emphasis on content,
visual design, and effective human computer interaction. Students will complete projects
that incorporate best practices for web design and development. Course projects will
build on skills and concepts learned in ART 242. Prerequisite: ART 141 and 242. Offered each spring.
ART 343 Graphic Design IV: Problem Solving & Design
A course that will challenge designers to look at larger questions of design and social
change. Working as a team with either campus or community organizations students study
the complexity of an issue. Students define the challenges and design experiences,
artifacts, and/or contemporary media to innovate change, educate, or inspire. Students
will use advanced branding practices to create cohesive communication. Prerequisite:
ART 341. Offered each fall.
ART 441 Graphic Design V: Design Portfolio
A concentrated study of complex design problems building on the students’ previous
design experiences. New work may range from an illustration series, branding or promotional
campaigns, and complex educational or informational communication to design entrepreneur
projects. Students propose a plan for the semester for faculty approval. Prerequisite:
ART 343. May be repeated once for credit. Offered each spring.