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ART 202(i) Intro to Studio: Graphic Design

Introduction to visual communication problem-solving skills. Exercises: principles of perception, typographic usage, and visual hierarchy. Combines traditional hand skills with basic computer skills.

Prerequisites: ART 112b, ART 112c, and ART 112d. or consent of instructor 

ART 311 Typography

This course examines technological, and theoretical aspects of typography. Organizational and creative aspects of designing with type are explored through a variety of visual problem-solving activities and projects.

Prerequisite: ART 202i or consent of instructor

ART 312 Graphic Design II

Intermediate desktop design and publishing; electronic typography, pagination and illustration; symbol, logo, poster and publication design; computer imaging.

Prerequisite: ART 311 or consent of instructor

ART 412 Research in Graphic Design

Directed practicum in advanced trends in graphic design.

May be repeated to a maximum of 9 hours.
Prerequisite: ART 312 or consent of instructor

ART 414 Graphic Design History through Studio Projects

History of visual communication, including historic movements in Graphic Design and Advertising. Coursework combines lecture materials, quizzes, readings, and research into studio projects.

Prerequisite: ART 202i and ART 225a or ART 225b, or consent of instructor.


ART 415 Visual Identity: Logo & Branding Design

The application of advanced problem-solving skills with planning, organization, and development of design strategies for logos and branding campaigns addressing institutional, corporate, or service industries.

Prerequisite: ART 311, and ART 311 or consent of instructor


ART 440 Publication & Info Design

Techniques in the application of grid, image, and text, using traditional and contemporary approaches to complex and integrated layout design. Editorial, magazine, and institutional design.

May be repeated to a maximum of 6 hours.
Prerequisite: ART 311 and ART 312 or consent of instructor

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