Graphic Arts

Graphics Skill

Introduction to Graphic Design – ART 125

COURSE DESCRIPTION

This course teaches entry-level skills required to design and create basic graphics and illustrations for print and digital distribution. Working individually and collaboratively, students use professional development tools and applications to design and create effective graphics and illustrations. Students also create web-based Digital Portfolios to display their projects.

This course follows a lecture/lab format. The lecturer; an accomplished expert in the discipline, describes and demonstrates new skills, and then during the lab portion of the course, coaches until students successfully demonstrate the new skills without assistance.

COURSE LEARNING OBJECTIVES

After completing “Introduction to Graphic Design”, students will be able to:

  1. Define and apply design elements and principles to create basic graphics and illustrations for print and digital distribution.
  2. Use industry-standard tools and applications to design and create basic graphics and illustrations.
  3. Develop measurable objectives and gauge the effectiveness of completed projects.
  4. Create a web-based, user-friendly, visually-appealing Digital Portfolio that displays projects.
  5. Demonstrate appropriate interpersonal communication and collaborative skills.

Intermediate Graphic Design – ART 225

COURSE DESCRIPTION

This course teaches intermediate-level skills required to design and create professional graphics and illustrations for  print and digital distribution. Working individually and collaboratively, students use industry-standard development tools and applications to design and create commercial-quality graphics and illustrations.

This course follows a lecture/lab format. The lecturer; an accomplished expert in the discipline, describes and demonstrates new skills, and then during the lab portion of the course, coaches until students successfully demonstrate the new skills without assistance.

COURSE LEARNING OBJECTIVES

After completing “Intermediate Graphic Design”, students will be able to:

  1. Define and apply professional design elements and principles to create raster and vector graphics and illustrations for print and digital distribution.
  2. Use industry-standard development tools and applications to design and create professional graphics and illustrations.
  3. Evaluate and gauge the effectiveness of completed projects using industry-standard measurement processes.
  4. Create a web-based, user-friendly, visually-appealing, commercial-quality Digital Portfolio that displays professional graphic projects.
  5. Consistently demonstrate exceptional interpersonal communication and collaborative skills.