Graphic Design Minor

Catalog Year

Years 2019-2020

Degree

Minor

Credits

18

Accreditation

Program Requirements

Core

This graphic design course is an introduction to digital media technology as a creative tool for the development of visual expression. The course is taught using the Mac OS and explores vector and bitmap image making.

Prerequisites: ART 100 or ART 101, ART 110

This course explores the basic principles of graphic design. Emphasis is placed on developing an awareness and effective use of type, image, and symbol. Students focus on the design process as a way to develop and refine design solutions.

Prerequisites: ART 103, ART 202 

This course explores the foundations of screen-based design. The course emphasizes the application of design sensibilities to both motion and web design production.

Prerequisites: ART 103, ART 202

This course investigates the use of letterforms in the message making process. Topics include historical overview of letter development, type terminology, type and image relationships, and technical and aesthetic applications of type.

Prerequisites: ART 103, ART 202

Restricted Electives

Choose 6 Credit(s).

This course expands upon the beginning and intermediate design experience. Emphasis is placed on concept development and the exploration of meaningful solutions applied across a variety of media. The technical skills of preparing work for production will be strengthened.

Prerequisites: ART 220, ART 302, ART 304

This course strengthens students' conceptual skills within the context of graphic design. The course emphasizes various techniques for generating imagery to more effectively communicate ideas.

Prerequisites: ART 220, ART 302, ART 304

This course is an advanced study of motion design. The study and exploration of digital narrative and non-linear storytelling are key components. Students build on existing motion design skills to create conceptually and technically advanced time-based solutions. This course is repeatable.

Prerequisites: ART 220, ART 302, ART 304

This course is an advanced study of typography. Students build on existing type sensibilities while exploring traditional and non-traditional applications of type.

Prerequisites: ART 220, ART 302, ART 304 

This course is an advanced study of front-end web design that focuses on current web standards and aesthetic trends.

Prerequisites: ART 220, ART 302, ART 304