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Graphic Design: Print Media
Course Code
GRPH 1101  Credits 2.00 Lec 1.00 Lab View Details
Title Typography 1 
Description This course covers the history, structure and principles of typography, as well as special considerations of designing with type. You will work with the traditional elements of typography: form, spacing, layout, color, mixing fonts and the integration of type with images. 
Prerequisites  

Placement score into READ 1300 or completion of READ 0200 or ESOL 0052.

Pre/Co-requisites

GRPH 1130.

 


Course Code
GRPH 1120  Credits 2.00 Lec 1.00 Lab View Details
Title Layout and Design: The New Basics 
Description This course serves as a foundation to design by exploring basic design theory, vocabulary, principles, practices and creative problem-solving. You will learn design fundamentals both traditional and digital media, images, and relationship between typography and other visual elements while developing layouts for the new media environment. 
Prerequisites  

Placement score into READ 1300 or completion of READ 0200 or ESOL 0052. It is Strongly recommended that students either place into MATH 0070 or successfully complete MATH 0060.



Course Code
GRPH 1130  Credits 2.00 Lec 1.00 Lab View Details
Title Introduction to Graphics Software 
Description This course introduces the basics of graphic design while utilizing industry standard software. You will design using a Mac computer while working within a prescribed set of design specifications using type, image, and graphics. You will create graphic design projects that reflect the creative industry on a basic level. 
Prerequisites  

Placement score into READ 1300 or completion of READ 0200 or ESOL 0052. Keyboarding (25 WPM) experience required, or COML 1100.



Course Code
GRPH 1140  Credits 2.00 Lec 1.00 Lab View Details
Title Color Theory 
Description Using lecture, demonstration and studio work, this course introduces color theory, its application, and reproduction. You will learn about the psychophysical, cultural, and perceptional parameters of color, and you will explore the theory and history of a variety of color systems. You will develop the ability to use and manage color effectively in creative applications by studying correct scientific and artistic theories related to color, organization, perception, reproduction and interaction. 
Prerequisites  

Placement score into READ 1300 or completion of READ 0200 or ESOL 0052.



Course Code
GRPH 1540  Credits 3.00 Lec View Details
Title History of Graphic Design 
Description This course explores graphic design through the ages, identifying important design elements, movements, innovators and applications. You will learn about the the impact of graphic design on life and culture from posters to publishing to packaging from the industrial to the digital revolution. You will be able to identify the impact of graphic design through the use of posters, publishing and packaging. 
Prerequisites  

Placement score into READ 1300 or completion of READ 0200 or ESOL 0052.



Course Code
GRPH 1560  Credits 2.00 Lec 1.00 Lab View Details
Title Print Production 1 
Description This course covers the basic materials, methods, and mechanical processes necessary to the production of print-ready publications and other print media. You will learn the language of print production, be introduced to the studio skills/equipment, work with a computer/laser printer/scanner, and produce one/two-color projects. You will learn the fundamentals of paper specifying, print buying, proofing and meeting and managing production deadlines. 
Prerequisites  

GRPH 1101, GRPH 1130, GRPH 1140.

 

Pre/Co-requisites

GRPH 1585.

 


Course Code
GRPH 1570  Credits 2.00 Lec 1.00 Lab View Details
Title Adobe Illustrator 
Description This course covers the basics of Adobe Illustrator, a vector-based drawing program used in the graphic design industry for print and electronic delivery. You will learn the fundamentals of drawing within the software, creative process and workflow strategies, and other illustration techniques relevant to the graphic design industry. 
Prerequisites  

GRPH 1130 or PHDI 1020 or instructor approval.



Course Code
GRPH 1585  Credits 2.00 Lec 1.00 Lab View Details
Title Adobe InDesign 
Description This course is an introduction to Adobe InDesign software, the industry standard for designing professional single- and multiple-page documents for print, web, and other electronic delivery systems. You will learn the fundamentals of style sheets, global and local page management, importing and formatting document assets, advanced typographic controls, color management, preflight and output options as applied to practical projects for commercial and digital printing and electronic publishing. 
Prerequisites  

GRPH 1130 or instructor approval.

 

Pre/Co-requisites GRPH 1101


Course Code
GRPH 2101  Credits 2.00 Lec 1.00 Lab View Details
Title Typography 2 
Description This course provides specific experiences that focus on the technical and aesthetic issues of typographic form in communication design. Emphasis is on the inventive use of type and typography throughout the whole creative process, from concept to application. You will merge traditional typographical aesthetics with current electronic technologies, developing typographical solutions for print, digital, and corporate identity assignments. 
Prerequisites  

GRPH 1101, GRPH 1120; or instructor approval.

 

Pre/Co-requisites

GRPH 1585.

 


Course Code
GRPH 2110  Credits 2.00 Lec 1.00 Lab View Details
Title Adobe Photoshop 
Description This course provides a practical understanding of the knowledge and skills required of digital content creators to use Photoshop in today's digital design studio. Computer lab assignments and lectures will provide diversified experiences. Various interdisciplinary aspects will be explored. 
Prerequisites  

GRPH 1130 or PHDI 1020.



Course Code
GRPH 2130  Credits 2.00 Lec 1.00 Lab View Details
Title Graphic Design Problems 1 
Description This course involves concepting and executing marketable print solutions for advertising and publishing needs. You will develop original concepts and navigate between software, as necessary to produce portfolio-quality digital outputs. 
Prerequisites  

GRPH 1120, GRPH 1540, GRPH 1560, GRPH 1585, GRPH 2110;or instructor approval.

Pre/Co-requisites

GRPH 2101.

 


Course Code
GRPH 2145  Credits 3.00 Int./Prac. View Details
Title Graphic Design Internship 
Description The graphic design internship is an opportunity for you to obtain supervised work experience that provides an important learning practical knowledge, as well as a useful link to the job market. You will obtain an internship site that supports your special area of interest and provides opportunities to interact with design professionals in a creative working environment. The internship requires 120 hours of residency at a design studio, advertising agency or related organization approved by the internship coordinator. 
Prerequisites  

GRPH 1585 or instructor approval.



Course Code
GRPH 2233  Credits 2.00 Lec 1.00 Lab View Details
Title Adobe Photoshop: Advanced 
Description This course builds on the skills learned in Adobe Photoshop (GRPH 2110) and concentrates on a deeper understanding and a creative use of the software through a variety of advanced techniques. You will demonstrate insights into complex digital image manipulation and adjustments within the context of creating original images. 
Prerequisites  

GRPH 2110 or instructor approval; or for PHDI majors only, PHDI 1020 instead of GRPH 1130.



Course Code
GRPH 2530  Credits 2.00 Lec 1.00 Lab View Details
Title Graphic Design Problems 2 
Description In this course, you will learn the effect of rendering digitally in natural media, image editing and animation. This course is a continuation of Graphic Design Problems 1, providing more challenging projects in advertising design and publishing markets. Working within industry standards and practices, you will produce portfolio-quality digital output of their solutions. 
Prerequisites  

GRPH 1570, GRPH 2130; or instructor approval.

Pre/Co-requisites

GRPH 2540, GRPH 2550.

 


Course Code
GRPH 2540  Credits 2.00 Lec 1.00 Lab View Details
Title Career Planning and Professional Practices 
Description This course prepares you for a smooth transition into the design industry, covering such topics as identifying markets, customizing interview portfolios, networking, writing professional correspondence, creating résumés and interviewing. You will learn about industry standards practices and ethical guidelines, and you will design and produce individualized professional-identity systems, Web sites, and marketing materials. You will learn the necessary tools and skills to be in charge of a job search and lifelong planning. You will gain job-seeking skills through personal workbooks, informational interviews, readings, discussions, presentations and lectures. This course will give you an opportunity to prepare professional materials and skills in a supportive, cooperative and enthusiastic learning environment. 
Prerequisites  

GRPH 2130 or WEBI 2023 or instructor approval.

Co-requisites

GRPH 2550.

 


Course Code
GRPH 2550  Credits 2.00 Lec 1.00 Lab View Details
Title Portfolio Prep/Exhibit 
Description This course covers the skills of refining and adapting artwork for cohesiveness and inclusion in a professional portfolio. You will demonstrate advanced creative and production skills as related to your individualized course project in order to produce a professional design portfolio and capstone show. You will collaboratively implement and participate in the planning, organization and execution of a program-wide exhibit and final program portfolio website. 
Prerequisites  

GRPH 2130 or WEBI 2023 or instructor approval.

Co-requisites

GRPH 2540.

 


Course Code
GRPH 2622  Credits 3.00 Lec View Details
Title Freelance Business for the Creative Professional 
Description This course introduces small business practices required for operating a successful freelance business. You will learn the topics which can be utilized to build a freelance business in graphic design, web design, photography, apparel design, freelance writing, videography, or any other creative endeavor. You will develop an informal business plan essential to any startup business. Topics include: sales strategies, practical business concepts, personal finances, business communications, taxes, insurance, and issues of copyright. You will research relevant social media and social networking and analyze it as a part of an overall marketing and self-promotion strategy. 
Prerequisites  

Placement score into READ 1300 or completion of READ 0200 or ESOL 0052 or instructor approval.