- Areas of Study
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- B.A. Visual Arts
- B.F.A. Visual Arts
- B.F.A. Graphic Design and New Art Media
- M.F.A. Visual Arts
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Graphic Design Course Offerings
Art 273. Graphic Design Foundations
3 credits. Prerequisite or co-requisite: Art 114. Offered: Fall & Spring Semesters.
An introduction to the art, language, key elements, theory and practice of graphic design. This course will focus on the integration of type, imagery and spatial relationships in design. Students will be introduced to the conceptual design process, communicating with clients, high quality crafting and production. Appropriate art safety instruction will be included.
Art 382. Typography
3 credits. Prerequisites or co-requisites: Art 112, Art 114, Art130, or instructor consent. Offered: Fall Semester.
The study and application of type. Examination of historical and contemporary typographic perspectives, including study of the structure and expressive nature of type as an integral element of graphic design
Art 413. History of Graphic Design
3 credits. Prerequisites or co-requisites: Art 210, Art 211. Offered: Fall & Spring Semesters. Junior or Senior standing, or instructor consent.
Study of the political, cultural, aesthetic and technological influences of graphic design including the creative innovators who established graphic design as a profession.
Art 480. Advanced Graphic Design
3 credits. Repeatable. Prerequisites: Art 112, Art 114, Art 130, Art 273, or instructor consent. Offered: Spring Semester.
Study and application of abstract representation in graphic design. Design methods and genres are examined during the production of promotional material including identity and business systems and campaigns. Ability to work metaphorically with image and design will be stressed. Focus will be on layout and composition. Continuing students will focus on application of graphic design principles to environmental and three-dimensional material including packaging, showroom graphics, display and electronic media applications. Appropriate art safety instruction will be included.
Art 481. Graphic Design Internship
3 credits. Prerequisite: Art 114, Art 273, Art 480. Offered: Fall, Spring & Summer Semesters.
Senior standing and instructor consent. Supervised work experience in graphic design. Plan submitted by student and approved in advance by faculty and on-site supervisor. Final report, portfolio of work produced during internship, and employee evaluation required