Oct 03, 2022  
2019-2020 Archived Catalog 
2019-2020 Archived Catalog

ART.-121 Intro to Graphic Design Theory & Process

Credits 3 / 3 Contact Hours
Pre-requisite: Placement into  RDNG-016  (ACSR-016). Pre- or Co-requisite: ENGL-101.
This course will provide students with an introduction to a wide variety of career paths and disciplines under the umbrella of Graphic Design. Students will learn what is involved in different design jobs, what it means to work with clients. Introduction to the terminology used in the graphic design field. Students are exposed processes and theories related to creative thinking & problem solving and printing pre-press.

Course Outcomes
●       Discuss what graphic design is and how it is used in everyday life.

●       Hands-on experiences, using (3) graphic design projects. Most people learn better by doing rather than talking about a subject.

●       Students will present research on a Design Company/Studio/Agency to the class. It is essential to your success as a graphic designer that you become comfortable talking to groups of people.

●       How to use a Mac computer and begin learning the Adobe Creative Suite products like InDesign, Illustrator and/or Photoshop to complete three (3) related projects.

●       As part of this course, a closed group Facebook page will be created to start students to thinking, dialogue and write about design and expand on materials covered in class.

●       Students are expected to attend all classes, come to class on time, stay for the complete class, complete all assignments and readings, and review lecture notes before class to ensure success in the course.