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Graphic Design

ARTG-251 Computer Applications in Graphic Design

This introductory course focuses on the use of the computer and specific software applications as they relate to the study of graphic design. Students gain in-depth experience with pertinent graphic design software applications, as well as the basics of hardware usage, color printing and scanning. Emphasis is placed on hands-on experience and presentation of digital output. This is an excellent course for nonmajors interested in graphic design and a prerequisite for all other graphic design courses. 4 SH.

ARTG-252 Visual Communication

This course introduces students to the profession of graphic design and explores the design problem. Students will learn to conceptualize, analyze, solve problems and successfully render solutions. Emphasis is placed on idea generation, creative thinking and traditional design processes. Students complete projects that demonstrate grasp of the coursework, using both traditional and digital means. Prerequisites: ARTS-111 and ARTG-251 or instructor's permission. 4 SH.

ARTG-253 Typography

This course introduces students to the study of letterforms for their aesthetic and communicative value, as well as their importance as a medium for graphic designers. Emphasis is placed on technical aspects of typographic structure, including the anatomy of a letter and the history of typographic design. Students are expected to generate creative typographic solutions, using both traditional and digital means. Prerequisite: ARTG-252 or instructor's permission. 4 SH.

ARTG-352 Package Design

Intermediate course in which students study the creation of three-dimensional designs for commercial packaging. Emphasis is placed on problem solving, aesthetics, and the form and function of a product's packaging. Students generate design solutions that encompass a variety of packaging styles from bottles to boxes and blister packs. Prerequisite: ARTG-252. 4 SH.

ARTG-354 Interactive Graphic Design I

This course offers an introduction to design for the World Wide Web. Students focus on the creative and technical aspects of developing Web content, as well as design concepts and structures that are unique to the Internet. Students explore relevant software applications and gain practical creative and programming experience. Prerequisite: ARTG-251 or instructor's permission. 4 SH.

ARTG-360 Topics in Graphic Design

This course will vary in content with each offering as areas of particular relevance not covered by the regular graphic design curriculum are explored. Each course title under this offering will bear a specific subtitle indicating the content to be presented. May be repeated with permission of the graphic design coordinator when course content changes. Prerequisite: ARTG-252. 4 SH.

ARTG-451 Graphic Design Studio

This capstone course for graphic design majors finalizes the portfolio through the completion of a variety of advanced projects. Students will concentrate on refining skills and preparing to enter the professional world or a graduate program. In addition to project work, students will publicly exhibit their designs; write an artist statement; and produce an exhibition catalog, accompanying announcements and a formal resume. Prerequisite: ARTG-453. 4 SH. Capstone. CC: Team Intensive.

ARTG-453 Advanced Typography

This course offers continued study of the value and impact of letterforms in graphic design. Emphasis is placed on the generation of creative solutions that demonstrate knowledge of contemporary typography and design values. Students enrolled in the course will be expected to generate creative typographic solutions using both traditional and digital means. Prerequisites: ARTG-252 and ARTG-253. 4 SH.

ARTG-454 Interactive Graphic Design II

This graphic design course builds on the introductory skills acquired in ARTG-354 Interactive Graphic Design I and stresses the further development of web design principles in terms of visual aesthetics, user-interface design, usability, and accessibility. Students will increase their fluency with associated software platforms and programming languages, and develop a sophisticated understanding of and ability to articulate issues critical in the realm of interactive design. Prerequisites: ARTG-354 Interactive Graphic Design I. 4 SH.

ARTG-460 Advanced Topics in Graphic Design

This course will vary in content with each offering as areas of particular relevance not covered by the regular graphic design curriculum are explored. Each course title under this offering will bear a specific subtitle indicating the content to be presented. May be repeated with permission of the instructor when course content changes. Prerequisites: ARTG-252 and ARTG-253. 2 SH.