Minor in Graphic Design Course Sequence
- GD113/AR325 Computer Graphics
- GD114/AR319 Graphic Design 1
- GD214/AR320 Graphic Design 2
- GD322/AR327 Web Design 1
- GD324/AR321 Editorial Design & Book Illustration
- GD422/AR410 Web Design 2
GD113/AR325 Computer Graphics
Use of the Macintosh computer laboratory to develop expertise in Adobe Creative Suite with emphasis on the integration of Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign, combined with scanning and printing applications for print and onscreen media. Students will design a variety of projects demonstrating acquisition of professional-level skills. This course serves as a foundation for graphic design & multimedia, and art majors and is applicable to communication majors and other disciplines. 4 hour studio, 3 credits.
GD114/AR319 Graphic Design 1
Visual problem solving using symbols and images to communicate concepts and ideas. Introduction to Adobe InDesign. Emphasis on conceptual development using traditional and computer visualization skills applied to print and web. Prerequisite: GD113. 4 hour studio, 3 credits.
GD214/AR320 Graphic Design 2
Advanced problems in layout and design concepts. Application to related areas such as corporate identity, package design, branding, typology and marketing. Emphasis on production and industry standards. Use of computer software: Adobe CS. Prerequisite: GD114/AR319. 4 hour studio, 3 credits.
GD322/AR327 Web Design 1
Introduction to Web design and development using HTML and Adobe Dreamweaver. Students will learn how to create a fully functional interactive website through concrete understanding of the HTML scripting language as well as the use of the Dreamweaver Web design software. In addition, principles and methods of Web interface design and navigation, flowchart creation, file organization, and image editing for the Web will be explored. 4 hours studio, 3 credits. Prerequisite: GD113/AR325 or GD114. 4 hour studio, 3 credits.
GD324/AR321 Editorial Design & Book Illustration
Study of methods and techniques involved in magazine and book design and in illustration. Design for all elements of project, from jacket illustration to choice of type and layout of contents. Projects selected: Zines and Graphic novels, technical to high fashion to juvenile books and magazines. The computer, using desktop publishing software, will be integrated as a graphic design tool. Prerequisite: GD214/AR320. 4 hour studio, 3 credits.
GD422/AR410 Web Design 2
This course focuses on techniques of animation and interactivity for the Web. Students will work with Adobe Flash to combine text, images, animations, video clips, and sound clips to create an intriguing interactive game as well as a comprehensive animated website. Prerequisite: GD322/AR327. 4 hour studio, 3 credits.