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GrD 140: Design Technology I 2 credits

An introduction to electronic publishing with an emphasis on designing, using Adobe Creative Suite page layout and vector-based drawing software. Rudimentary production and prepress skills developed through class time devoted to hands-on experience in design-oriented projects.

Sec Days Time Room
1TTH1:00–1:50FA 18

GrD 141: Design Technology II 3 credits

A study of the history and applications of the computer as it pertains to graphics. Course includes practical projects using Adobe Creative Suite image editing, page layout and drawing software packages. Lecture and lab.

Prerequisite: GrD 140.

Sec Days Time Room
2F10:00–10:50FA 22

GrD 160: Typography I 2 credits

Study of historical development, type styles, principles of typography and letterform construction. Through lectures and studio work, emphasis is placed on the principles of problem solving relating to the technical and aesthetic use of both display and text type.

Prerequisite: GrD 140.

No sections offered in the fall semester…

GrD 194: Design Technology II Lab 0 credits

Corequisite: GrD 141.

Sec Days Time Room
2TTH8:00–9:50FA 18

GrD 224: Graphic Design Production 2 credits

A comprehensive study of print production, with emphasis on digital composition and prepress. Development of basic skills in the materials and equipment used in the production of printed media.

Prerequisite: GrD 141.

Sec Days Time Room
1MW12:00–12:50FA 21
1MW10:00–10:50FA 21

GrD 308: Hand-Lettering 2 credits

A study of principles/aesthetics that guide hand-lettering with practical experiments/projects. Includes foundational study of calligraphy, historical and contemporary usage, with particular emphasis on fusing mechanical and digital lettering.

Prerequisite: GrD 160.

No sections offered in the fall semester…

GrD 321: Graphic Design I 2 credits

Development of problem solving abilities with projects in visual aesthetics for the print media. Conceptualization through symbol and layout design. Analysis and criticism of the design image.

Prerequisite: GrD 160.

Sec Days Time Room
1 InfoTTH10:00–10:50FA 21
1 InfoTTH12:00–12:50FA 18

GrD 322: Graphic Design II 2 credits

Exploration of individual design solutions through the integration of composition, type and image. Examination of form, message and the interface between the visual and communicative aspects of graphic design, incorporating digital technologies in preparation of comprehensives and press-ready electronic mechanicals.

Prerequisite: GrD 321.

No sections offered in the fall semester…

GrD 323: Typography II 2 credits

Utilization of type and typographic principles through technology in various aesthetic, business and professional applications. Exploration of the creative use of letterforms in visual communication.

Prerequisite: GrD 160.

Sec Days Time Room
1TTH3:00–4:50FA 18

GrD 325: Web Design I 3 credits

Learn how to think about and build interactive user interfaces for the web using basic HTML, CSS and JavaScript. ds16itap0 owidctlpar

Prerequisite: GrD 141.

Sec Days Time Room
1M6:30–9:00FA 18

GrD 326: Web Design II 3 credits

Learn how to design, test and prototype usable and attractive user interfaces for the web and apps.

Prerequisite: GrD 325.

No sections offered in the fall semester…

GrD 360: History of Graphic Design 3 credits

An overview of the development of graphic imagery, design and printing from the Gutenberg era to the present age of computer graphics.

Sec Days Time Room
1TTH8:00–9:15FA 21

GrD 410: Portfolio 2 credits

Guidance in preparation and presentation of a portfolio with creative resume. Portfolio review with evaluation of studio work required for graduation.

Prerequisite: GrD 322.

Sec Days Time Room
1MW8:00–9:50FA 15

GrD 415: Graphic Design Internship 6 credits

Evaluated work experience. Students will be placed in local business or industry for application of graphic design classroom skills with job responsibilities.

Prerequisite: GrD 322.

Sec Days Time Room
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