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 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: 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 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 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: 314. 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. May be repeated once for credit. Prerequisite: 343. Offered each spring.