Graphic Design (GRD)

Courses

GRD 110. Typography I. 3.0 Credits. Class-2.0. Clinical-0.0. Lab-2.0. Work-0.0

This course introduces the history and mechanics of type and its application to layout and design. Topics include typographic fundamentals, anatomy, measurements, composition, identification, and terminology. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate proficiency in design application, analysis, specification, and creation of typographic elements.

Prerequisites: Take GRD 141 GRD 151

GRD 111. Typography II. 3.0 Credits. Class-2.0. Clinical-0.0. Lab-2.0. Work-0.0

This course is a continuation of grd 110. Emphasis is placed on solving challenging typographic problems. Upon completion, students should be able to understand and demonstrate advanced typographic applications. Students should be able to explore a variety of typographic solutions and manipulations and prepare work successfully for output.

Prerequisites: Take GRD 110 GRD 152

GRD 113. History of Graphic Design. 3.0 Credits. Class-3.0. Clinical-0.0. Lab-0.0. Work-0.0

This course covers the history of graphic design and visual communications. Topics include major trends, developments, influences, and directions. Upon completion, students should be able to understand, recognize, and analyze important historical and world-wide cultural influences found in today's marketing of ideas and products.

GRD 121. Drawing Fundamentals I. 2.0 Credits. Class-1.0. Clinical-0.0. Lab-3.0. Work-0.0

This course increases observation skills using basic drawing techniques and media in graphic design. Emphasis is placed on developing the use of graphic design principles, media applications, spatial considerations, drawing styles, and approaches. Upon completion, students should be able to show competence and proficiency in finished works.

GRD 131. Illustration I. 2.0 Credits. Class-1.0. Clinical-0.0. Lab-3.0. Work-0.0

This course introduces the application of rendering techniques to create illustrations. Emphasis is placed on controlling various media, methods, surfaces, design problems, and the appropriate media selection process. Upon completion, students should be able to produce quality illustrations from conception through finished artwork.

Prerequisites:
  • Take ART 131 DES 125 or GRD 121
  • Take GRD 141

GRD 132. Illustration II. 2.0 Credits. Class-1.0. Clinical-0.0. Lab-3.0. Work-0.0

This course is a continuation of GRD 131. Topics include editorial, product, fashion, and advertising illustrations. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate increased proficiency in creating quality illustrations from conceptualization through finished artwork.

Prerequisites: Take GRD 131

GRD 141. Graphic Design I. 4.0 Credits. Class-2.0. Clinical-0.0. Lab-4.0. Work-0.0

This course introduces the conceptualization process used in visual problem solving. Emphasis is placed on learning the principles of design and on the manipulation and organization of elements. Upon completion, students should be able to apply design principles and visual elements to projects.

GRD 142. Graphic Design II. 4.0 Credits. Class-2.0. Clinical-0.0. Lab-4.0. Work-0.0

This course covers the application of visual elements and design principles in advertising and graphic design. Topics include creation of various designs, such as logos, advertisements, posters, outdoor advertising, and publication design. Upon completion, students should be able to effectively apply design principles and visual elements to projects.

Prerequisites:
  • Take ART 121 DES 135 or GRD 141
  • Take GRD 151

GRD 151. Computer Design Basics. 3.0 Credits. Class-1.0. Clinical-0.0. Lab-4.0. Work-0.0

This course covers designing and drawing with various types of software applications for advertising and graphic design. Emphasis is placed on creative and imaginative use of space, shapes, value, texture, color, and typography to provide effective solutions to advertising and graphic design problems. Upon completion, students should be able to use the computer as a creative tool.

GRD 152. Computer Design Techniques I. 3.0 Credits. Class-1.0. Clinical-0.0. Lab-4.0. Work-0.0

This course covers complex design problems utilizing various design and drawing software applications. Topics include the expressive use of typography, image, and organization to communicate a message. Upon completion, students should be able to use appropriate computer software to professionally present their work.

Prerequisites: Take GRD 151 GRD 141

GRD 160. Photo Fundamentals I. 3.0 Credits. Class-1.0. Clinical-0.0. Lab-4.0. Work-0.0

This course introduces basic camera operations, roll film processing, and photographic print production. Topics include contrast, depth-of-field, subject composition, enlarger operation, and density control. Upon completion, students should be able to produce photographic prints with acceptable density values and quality.

GRD 167. Photographic Imaging I. 3.0 Credits. Class-1.0. Clinical-0.0. Lab-4.0. Work-0.0

This course introduces basic camera operations and photographic production. Topics include subject composition, depth of field, shutter control, light control, color, photo-finishing, and digital imaging, correction and output. Upon completion, students should be able to produce traditional and/or digital photographic prints with acceptable technical and compositional quality.

Prerequisites: Take GRD 151 with a minimum grade of C

GRD 180. Interactive Design. 3.0 Credits. Class-1.0. Clinical-0.0. Lab-4.0. Work-0.0

This course covers skills and techniques used in designing interactive presentations. Emphasis is placed on design, including interface design, color, illustration, scripting, audio, typography, and animated elements. Upon completion, students should be able to design and produce interactive presentations.

Prerequisites:
  • Take GRD 151 or GRA 151
  • Take GRD 152

GRD 241. Graphic Design III. 4.0 Credits. Class-2.0. Clinical-0.0. Lab-4.0. Work-0.0

This course is an advanced exploration of various techniques and media for advertising and graphic design. Emphasis is placed on advanced concepts and solutions to complex and challenging graphic design problems. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate competence and professionalism in visual problem solving.

Prerequisites: Take DES 136 GRD 142 or GRD 152

GRD 242. Graphic Design IV. 4.0 Credits. Class-2.0. Clinical-0.0. Lab-4.0. Work-0.0

This course is a continuation of GRD 241. Emphasis is placed on using advanced media techniques, concepts, strategies, and professionalism in all aspects of design. Upon completion, students should be able to conceptualize, create, and produce designs for reproduction.

Prerequisites: Take GRD 111 GRD 241

GRD 263. Illustrative Imaging. 3.0 Credits. Class-1.0. Clinical-0.0. Lab-4.0. Work-0.0

This course covers the creative manipulation of images utilizing digital techniques of masking, layering, airbrushing, and painting. Topics include the aesthetic analysis of visual imagery as well as the legalities of manipulating images. Upon completion, students should be able to utilize software applications to creatively manipulate and illustratively build digital images which accomplish design objectives.

Prerequisites: Take One: GRD 151 or GRA 151

GRD 265. Digital Print Production. 3.0 Credits. Class-1.0. Clinical-0.0. Lab-4.0. Work-0.0

This course covers preparation of digital files for output and reproduction. Emphasis is placed on output options, separations, color proofing, and cost and design considerations. Upon completion, students should be able to prepare files and select appropriate output methods for design solutions.

Prerequisites: Take GRD 151 or GRA 151

GRD 280. Portfolio Design. 4.0 Credits. Class-2.0. Clinical-0.0. Lab-4.0. Work-0.0

This course covers the organization and presentation of a design/advertising or graphic art portfolio and appropriate related materials. Emphasis is placed on development and evaluation of the portfolio, design and production of a resume and self-promotional materials, and interview techniques. Upon completion, students should be able to prepare and professionally present an effective portfolio and related self-promotional materials.

Prerequisites:
  • Take GRD 142
  • Take GRD 111 GRD 242
  • Take GRD 152 or GRA 152

GRD 282. Advertising Copywriting. 2.0 Credits. Class-1.0. Clinical-0.0. Lab-2.0. Work-0.0

This course covers copywriting for print, electronic, and broadcast advertising and promotion. Topics include advertising strategies, proposals, headlines, slogans, and text copy for various types of advertising. Upon completion, students should be able to write and articulate advertising proposals and understand the ethical and regulatory environment for advertising.

Prerequisites:
  • Take ENG 110 or ENG 111
  • Take GRD 142

GRD 285. Client/Media Relations. 2.0 Credits. Class-1.0. Clinical-0.0. Lab-2.0. Work-0.0

This course introduces media pricing, scheduling, and business ethics. Emphasis is placed on communication with clients and determination of clients' advertising needs. Upon completion, students should be able to use professional communication skills to effectively orchestrate client/media relationships.

Prerequisites: Complete one of the following options:
  • Take GRD 142 GRA 121
  • Take GRD 142 GRA 152
  • Take GRD 142 GRD 152
  • Take GRD 241