Graphic Design (GRD)

GRD 110     Typography I4/3

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.

Prerequisite: None

Corequisite: None

GRD 121     Drawing Fundamentals I4/2

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.

Prerequisite: None

Corequisite: None

GRD 131     Illustration I4/2

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.

Prerequisite: Take ART 131 DES 125 or GRD 121;

Corequisite: None

GRD 141     Graphic Design I6/4

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.

Prerequisite: Take DES 125;

Corequisite: None

GRD 142     Graphic Design II6/4

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.

Prerequisite: Take ART 121 DES 135 or GRD 141;

Corequisite: None

GRD 151     Computer Design Basics5/3

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.

Prerequisite: Take DES 125;

Corequisite: None

GRD 152     Computer Design Techniques I5/3

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.

Prerequisite: Take GRD 151;

Corequisite: None

GRD 167     Photographic Imaging I5/3

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.

Prerequisite: None

Corequisite: None

GRD 230     Technical Illustration4/2

This course introduces technical and industrial illustration techniques. Topics include orthographic, isometric, linear perspective, and exploded views. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate competence in various technical rendering techniques.

Prerequisite: Take ART 131 DES 125 or GRD 121;

Corequisite: None

GRD 241     Graphic Design III6/4

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.

Prerequisite: Take DES 136 or GRD 142;

Corequisite: None

GRD 280     Portfolio Design6/4

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.

Prerequisite: Take 1 group; # Take GRD 142 GRD 152; # Take GRD 142 GRA 152;

Corequisite: None