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Layout and Design (GRPH 1120)

Credits: 3
Lecture Credits: 2.00
Lab Credits: 1.00

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.

Topical Outline:

1. Design and the design process
2. Aesthetic and its relationship and impact on design
3. Examing the traditional basic design elements and principles: point, line, plane, scale, rhythm, value, color, texture, and pattern
4. Role of typography and images and the relationship to framing, format, and heierarchy
5. Introduce the design tools that are utilized in today's design environment such as: linear vs. nonlinear design, layering, transparency, time and motion, and rules of randomness
6. Introduce modularity and working with a grid

Learning Outcomes:
1. Understand the foundations, structure, and function of design
2. Define formal elements and principles of design
3. Describe the stages and parts of a layout
4. Demonstrate critical thinking while developing concepts to be used in a design project
5. Utilize both traditional and new media concepts to solve design problems
6. Demonstrate the steps in the psychological model of the creative process 


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.