Graphic Design

  • ART 141 Graphic Design I

    A course designed to introduce students to visual communication, aesthetic theory, and computer graphics tools and techniques. Students explore graphic design as a means of communication, artistic expression, and organization of information. A series of critiques, group discussions, research and information gathering assignments, lectures and demonstrations, complement studio work. Fulfills general education requirements for The Arts category. Offered each semester

  • ART 142 Web for Graphic Design

    A studio course exploring visual layout principles of interactive website design. Survey of methodology, theory, and best practices of web design solutions. Projects will explore current technologies. Offered each Spring.

  • ART 241 Graphic Design II: Advertising Design

    An introduction to persuasive graphic design. A continuation of study in typography and art through a series of advertising problems. An introduction to computerized graphic design will allow students to expand their visual vocabulary and prepare artwork for a printed piece. Students will look at the history and social impact of advertising. Prerequisite: 141. Offered each Fall semester.

  • ART 341 Graphic Design III: Publication Design

    A study of visual presentations from newsletters to magazines and books. An in-depth study of computer graphics software used to organize complex information in preparation for the printing process. Students will be exposed to advanced theories, principles and practice of typography. Prerequisite: 241. Offered each Spring.

  • ART 343 Graphic Design IV

    A study of complex graphic design problems including identity, promotional and informational problems. Students are expected to achieve a higher level of computer expertise learned through a variety of projects demanding advanced knowledge of typography and illustration. Projects will require research. Prerequisite: 341. Offered each Fall semester.

  • ART 441 Graphic Design V

    A concentrated portfolio building class. Students will work on individually designed problems with a higher level of difficulty than previous graphic design courses. Prerequisite: 343. May be repeated once for credit. Offered each Spring semester.