Graphic Design Course List

ARTS 2323 Principles of Graphic Design
This entry-level course is the first in building the foundation for graphic design. The emphasis is on creative thinking and problem solving and the development of the designer’s process. Each project builds upon the previous in depth and complexity of that process. The student is introduced to computer application of two-dimensional concepts and output. Prerequisite: ARTS 1313, ARTS 1314, ARTS 1315, and ARTS 2313. Credit 3.

ARTS 3322 Typography
This foundation course introduces an overview of history, principles, processes and terminology of typography. Type sensitivity is developed through a variety of means: classifying and identifying typefaces, designing typographic logotypes, as well as designing with type. The majority of work is created on the computer. Prerequisite: ARTS 1313, ARTS 1314, ARTS 1315, ARTS 2323, ARTS 2313, and ARTS 1317. Credit 3.

ARTS 3323 Graphic Design in Context
The techniques and processes of print media are explored. The use of color is emphasized. Students will be exposed to historical and aesthetic issues. Prerequisite: ARTS 1313, ARTS 1314, ARTS 1315, ARTS 2323, ARTS 3322. Credit 3.

ARTS 3324 Corporate Identity Design
Publication design problems are presented as they relate to a specific corporation/product. Typical projects include corporate identity systems and ad campaigns. Production methods are individually explored to produce presentation quality mockups. Prerequisite: ARTS 1313, ARTS 1314, ARTS 1315, ARTS 2323, ARTS 3322, and ARTS 3323. Credit 3.

ARTS 3326 Graphic Design Production
This advanced course focuses on graphic design production techniques and the application of contemporary tools and processes employed by visual designers. This course emphasizes the mastery of a digital workflow, concluding with the physical output. Pre-requisite: ARTS 1313, ARTS 1314, ARTS 1315, ARTS 1316, ARTS 2313, ARTS 2323, ARTS 3322. Credit 3

ARTS 3335 Packaging Design
This course will explore graphic communication and techniques for packaging structure and three dimensional design issues. Experimentation with diverse materials and forms, typography, color and images will be developed for the targeted audience based on depth of research and design brief. In additions packaging sustainability will be addressed. Prerequisite: ARTS 1313, ARTS 1314, ARTS 1315, ARTS 1316, ARTS 2313, ARTS 2323, and ARTS 3322. Credit 3

ARTS 3353 Motion Graphics
A study of the use of type in motion to create animated graphic designs, logos, titles, and animated concrete poetry. Prerequisite: Prerequisite: ARTS 1313, ARTS 1314, ARTS 1315, ARTS 2343, and ARTS 3317. Credit 3.

ARTS 3375 Web Site Development
This course introduces students to the process of designing and creating web sites for the World Wide Web. Beginning with an understanding of the Internet and HTML, the basic language of the web, students move on to work with authoring tools used in building and maintaining websites. The course concludes with a discussion of challenges facing web designers and the future of this powerful communication tool. Prerequisite: ARTS 2370. Credit 3.

ARTS 3383 Design History
Design History provides an in-depth study of styles, schools, philosophies, and parallel fields of design from the Industrial Revolution to current day. Emphasis will be on the development of the profession of graphic design and its relationship to commerce and technology. Prerequisite: ARTS 2386. Credit 3.

ARTS 4323 Senior Studio in Graphic Design
An internship in an approved field and an intense portfolio review. Prerequisite: ARTS 1313, ARTS 1314, ARTS 1315, ARTS 2323, ARTS 3322, ARTS 3323, and ARTS 3324. Credit 3.

ARTS 4325 Advanced Typographic Design
Advanced Typographic Design is an exploration of typography beyond its foundations. Students will investigate the interdependence of type, image and content as they relate to visual communication. Experimental and hand created type will be explored with the goal of developing a sophisticated typographic voice. Prerequisite: ARTS 1313, ARTS 1314, ARTS 1315, ARTS 3323. Credit 3.

ARTS 4331 Illustration
This course promotes the inventive and individual solutions to illustrational problems, explores relationships of the image to the text and develops individual skill level using a variety of media, including the computer. Prerequisite: ARTS 1313, ARTS 1314, ARTS 1315, and ARTS 3317. Credit 3.

ARTS 4333 Interactive Design
This is an advanced course for web design concepts and processes as well as motion graphics applying Dreamweaver, Flash, Photoshop, and ImageReady applications. The course addresses terminology of the web environment, usability, web file formats, JavaScript, web typography, and web graphics. In addition, this course introduces web-based interactive multimedia including animation, sound, and motion graphics. Prerequisites: ARTS 1313, ARTS 1314, ARTS 1315, ARTS 3375, and ARTS 3323. Credit 3.