Graphic Design (GDES)

GDES1210 | Typography | Lec/Lab (2 Credits)

Examine typographic principles with an overview of the history of type. Identify typographic vocabulary, and explain the use of typography as a tool to enhance visual interest and communication.

Prerequisite(s): GAPT1110

GDES1220 | Design for Print | Lec/Lab (2 Credits)

Practice of basic design principles applied to projects destined for traditional print media. Create various print projects from concept, brand development and design asset coordination to print ready files. Demonstrate critical design analysis through classroom critiques.

Prerequisite(s): GAPT1110

GDES1231 | Vector Design | Laboratory (1 Credit)

Introduction to two-dimensional design through a study of principles and elements of design. Explore these principles and elements using Adobe Illustrator.

Prerequisite(s): GAPT1110 And GAPT1120

GDES2110 | Design for Digital Print | Lec/Lab (2 Credits)

Principles of design for contemporary digital output devices and the special design considerations required. Introduction to opportunities unique to digital output including wide format, short run printing and variable data output.

Prerequisite(s): GDES1210 And GDES1220

GDES2120 | Design for Publication | Lec/Lab (2 Credits)

Investigation and design of structural systems and organizational methods for multi-page documents, such as newsletters, magazines, books and catalogs. Cross-media publication processes will also be explored.

Prerequisite(s): GDES1210 And GDES1220

GDES2140 | Design for Animation & Interactivity | Lec/Lab (2 Credits)

Introduction to the concepts and tools used for creating time and motion based design including documents that involve user interaction. Students will create 2-D animations from storyboarding to finished stand alone or web-based projects.

Prerequisite(s): GAPT1110 And GDES1231

GDES2210 | Business of Design | Lec/Lab (2 Credits)

Basics of marketing, proposals, legal considerations, and working with clients; an overview of potential career paths for designers. Develop individual professional brand marks and identity system.

GDES2220 | Information Design | Lec/Lab (2 Credits)

A combination of theory and practice covering principles of design, perception and usability; demonstrate how graphic design can positively affect the presentation of information.

Prerequisite(s): GDES1210

GDES2230 | Graphic Design Portfolio | Studio (1 Credit)

Planning and preparation of both an analog and digital presentation of student design work as evidence of graphic design skills and abilities. Focus on selection, organization and presentation for professional advancement.

Prerequisite(s): GDES2120 And GDES2220

GDES2240 | Graphic Design Capstone | Capstone (4 Credits)

Applying and developing technical skills and professional behavior for graphic designers; a closely supervised, project-based experience.

Prerequisite(s): GDES2120 And GDES2220

GDES2241 | Graphic Design Capstone | Capstone (2 Credits)

A closely supervised, project based experience. Apply and develop technical skills and professional behavior for graphic designers.

Prerequisite(s): GDES2120 And GDES2220

GDES2243 | Graphic Design Capstone | Capstone (3 Credits)

Apply and develop technical skills and professional behavior for graphic designers; a closely supervised, project based experience.

Prerequisite(s): GDES2120 And GDES2220