GRD 3000 Introduction to Graphic Design
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites ART 1010 and ART 1020 with grades of C or higher
Description

Introduction to concepts and practices of graphic design through combining of type and images; introduction to Macintosh-based graphics software; graphics presentation techniques. Lab Fee $20.00. 3.000 Credit hours.

GRD 3150 Introduction to Typography
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites ART 1010 and ART 1020 with grades of C or higher
Description

Must be taken concurrently with GRD 3000 (Fall) or GRD 3200 (Spring). Aesthetics and legibility of type through applied design. Specifying type, type terminology, type as compositional element, cultural considerations of type and image. Introduction to drawing and page layout software. Lab Fee $20.00. 3.000 Credit hours.

GRD 3200 Intermediate Graphic Design
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites GRD 3000 with grade of C or higher
Description

Student must have completed or be currently enrolled in GRD 3150 in order to enroll in this course. Continued development of conceptual and traditional/digital media skills including art direction, image-making, and specialized problem areas.

Fees $20.00. 3.000 credit hours
GRD 3300 Illustration: Concepts through Images
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites GRD 3000 with grade of C or higher
Description

Traditional and experimental illustrative techniques with digital and non-digital media; applications to advertising, editorial design, corporate, collateral, and design specializations.

Fees $20.00
GRD 3400 Graphic Design Survey
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

Not for Graphic Design majors. Communicating effectively with type and images; creative problem solving; organizing information; using computers and traditional media to create print and digital graphics. Emphasizes integration with other disciplines.

GRD 3910 History of Graphic Design
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites GRD 3200 with grade of C or higher and consent of instructor
Description

Survey of aesthetic, cultural, and technological influences on written and printed media including sources of modern design.

GRD 4000 Selected Topics in Graphic Design
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites consent of graphic design coordinator or instructor
Description

Selected Topics for Graphic Design art majors. May be repeated for a maximum of six credit hours.

Fees $20.00
GRD 4020 Advanced Typographic Design
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites GRD 3200 with grade of C or higher, and consent of graphic design area coordinator or instructor
Description

Advanced concepts in typographic design within a studio problem-solving format; advanced digital techniques, formal, and experimental applications of typography.

Fees $20.00
GRD 4100 Print and Editorial Design
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites GRD 3200 with grade of C or higher, and consent of graphic design coordinator or instructor
Description

Advanced editorial design concepts within a studio problem-solving format; print and electronic publishing applications, identity, and format design; art direction and image-making of material with issue orientation and/or controversial content.

Fees $20.00
GRD 4150 Collateral Design for Print Applications
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites GRD 3200 with grade of C or higher and consent of graphic design coordinator or instructor
Description

Advanced graphic concepts in print collateral applications; annual report design; identity and logotype; brochures and mailers; original visual concepts through image-making; digital techniques; pre-press and print production principles.

Fees $20.00
GRD 4200 Corporate Identity Design
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites GRD 3200 with grade of C or higher, and consent of graphic design coordinator or instructor
Description

Advanced design concepts applied to corporate and/or institutional contexts; presented in studio problem- solving format; logotype and identity design; design systems; print technology, strategic communications, and system applications.

Fees $20.00
GRD 4250 Graphic Design in Popular Culture
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites GRD 3200 with grade of C or higher, and consent of graphic design coordinator or instructor
Description

Chronology of popular culture through graphic design from the late nineteenth through the twentieth century; presented in a studio problem-solving format; sociological and cultural impact of design and design technology.

Fees $20.00
GRD 4300 Internship in Graphic Design
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites GRD 4020, GRD 4100, and GRD 4310 with grades of C or higher, and consent of graphic design coordinator or instructor
Description

Specialized field training allowing practical professional experience with major design firms, advertising agencies, and corporations. This course may include a Signature Experience component.

Fees $20.00
GRD 4310 Multimedia Design
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites GRD 3200 with grade of C or higher, and consent of graphic design coordinator or instructor
Description

Exploration of multimedia, interactive concepts, and nonlinear view editing technologies presented in studio problem-solving format; work on creative teams. Includes research-based proposals, contextual meaning, and production scheduling.

Fees $20.00
GRD 4350 Graphic Design through Advertising
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites GRD 3200 with grade of C or higher, and consent of graphic design coordinator or instructor
Description

Applications of graphic design in advertising in a studio problem-solving format; collaboration and art direction on creative teams; visual marketing concepts; campaign development, copywriting; development of presentation skills.

Fees $20.00
GRD 4400 Design for Film and Television
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites GRD 3200 with grade of C or higher, and consent of graphic design coordinator or instructor
Description

Design of motion graphics for film and broadcast applications; traditional and digital presentation techniques; demonstrations and/or practical experience on various broadcast and film systems; professional practices; contemporary use of typography and digital systems including audio.

Fees $20.00
GRD 4450 Professional Practices in Graphic Design
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites GRD 3200 with grade of C or higher, or concurrently, and consent of graphic design coordinator or instructor
Description

Practical client-based professional experiences; field trips; presentation techniques; implementation of projects through supervision of printing process or appropriate media; principles unique to the business of graphic design.

Fees $20.00
GRD 4550 Specialized Applications of Graphic Design
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites GRD 3200 with grade of C or higher, and consent of graphic design coordinator or instructor
Description

Specialized and alternative applications of graphic designs in a studio format; identity through packaging; point of purchase design; signage and display.

Fees $20.00
GRD 4600 Senior Workshop in Graphic Design
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites GRD 3200 with grade of C or higher, and consent of graphic design coordinator or instructor
Description

Advanced exploration of multimedia including illustrative and photographic animation, interactivity, internet applications, and strategic communication. Professional practices in digital media.

Fees $20.00
GRD 4840 Computer Graphic Imaging
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites ART 1020 and ART 1030 or ART 1050 with grades of C or higher
Description

(Same as CSC 4840 and FILM 4840.)
Study the theories, techniques and tools for creating 3D graphics content. Topics include 3D modeling, camera, lighting, materials, texture mapping, physics based modeling, basic animation, and rendering techniques (such as tracing and radiosity).

GRD 4950 Graphic Design Portfolio-CTW
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites GRD 3200 with grade of C or higher, and consent of graphic design coordinator or instructor
Description

Preparation of final professional portfolio; consolidation and revision of previous projects; addition of projects reflecting student’s specialized interests; self-promotion; presentation; interviewing; the language of graphic design in the context of the fine arts. Serves as one of the two Critical Thinking Through Writing (CTW) courses required of all Graphic Design majors.

GRD 4980 Special Problems
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites consent of instructor and of School director
Description

Independent studies initiated by the student. May be repeated for a maximum of six credit hours.