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Graphic Design
GRAPHIC DESIGN
CLASS CODE: ART 235 CREDITS:  3 FEE:  $10
DIVISION: PERFORMING AND VISUAL ARTS
DEPARTMENT: ART
GENERAL EDUCATION: This course does not fulfill a General Education requirement.

DESCRIPTION: Graphic design projects with an emphasis on creative, conceptual, and practical solutions.
TAUGHT: Fall, Winter, and Summer
CONTENT AND TOPICS: Areas of study will include creativity, the ideation process, sketching, logos, branding, packaging, editorial, and poster design.

An overview of graphic design disciplines and methods emphasizing conceptual, typographic, and image making skills. This course will also include an overview of contemporary graphic designers and careers.
GOALS AND OBJECTIVES: -- Be introduced to contemporary designers and professional practice issues.
-- Understand basics of marketing and its relationship to graphic design.
-- Learn the meaning and symbolism in images and be introduced to and conduct experiments in image creation.
-- Understand advanced experiementation in the creative and communicative use of type.
-- Explore in more depth imaging software (Adobe Photoshop).
-- Be introduced to an overview of traditional and electronic production processes including color systems.
REQUIREMENTS: In addition to consistent attendance and preparation, students will be graded on the following criteria: breadth of exploration, appropriateness of the chosen solution, craftsmanship, and verbal presentation.
PREREQUISITES: Art 130, Art 230
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EFFECTIVE DATE: August 2001