Assistant Professor of Art
This course in visual expression and communication will introduce students to relevant computer programs including Adobe InDesign, Adobe Illustrator, and Photoshop. Through exercises, projects, and critiques, students will learn both creative visual design and technical aspects of computer-generated images and composition.
Students are introduced to the elements and principles of graphic design/visual communication. Emphasis will be placed on the aesthetic use of typography and image in the development of projects in publication, poster, and advertising design. This course will also provide an historical overview of the influences and movements in the field of typography. Prerequisite: Art 108.
Graphic Design II
Emphasis will be placed on corporate design. Students will explore logo design and carry the visual through to stationery, graphic standards manual, and various other marketing projects. Production standards for layouts, inks and paper, printing processes, and color theory will also be studied. Students are encouraged to complete ART 208 in advance of this course. Prerequisite: Art 108 or consent of instructor.
Advanced Graphic Design
This course expands on previous graphic design knowledge and skills. It emphasizes research and analysis throughout the design processes, leading to creative conceptualization and working design/communication solutions. Projects are chosen to help portfolio development. Prerequisite: Art 208 and ART 308.
Creating for the Web
This course examines the necessary tools for building successful web pages. Students utilize design elements and principles to emphasize the importance of the web as an effective form of communication. They also learn languages of page development (HTML/CSS) and responsive web design. Prerequisite: one college-level course in communication or graphic design. Prerequisite: Art/Comm 108