GRA*150, Introduction to Graphic Design (3 credits)
An introduction to graphic design, a creative process that uses art,technology, and the written word to produce effective visual communication.Creativity is encouraged through hands-on exercises using fundamental design elements and skills to solve thought-provoking communications problems. Various techniques and mediums, including the computer, are explored in the execution of solutions. Prerequisite: ART*121 and DGA*110. Recommended: ART*111.
GRA*246, Digital Pre-Press I (3 credits)
An introduction to the principles of color separation and preparation of files for digital output to various media. Includes an understanding of color models,fonts, trapping, scanning, resolution, and data formats. Prerequisite: DGA*110. Recommended: DGA*231.
GRA*251, Advanced Graphic Design (3 credits)
Real world execution of visual communications including discussions and exercises in the use of typography, the use of a layout grid, the commissioning of illustration/ photography, print production, and the business side of graphic design. Computer skills are emphasized in the solving of visual communications problems typical of today’s graphic design industry.Prerequisite: GRA*150 and DGA*231. Recommended: DGA*120 or DGA*223.
GRA*296, Graphic Design Internship (3 credits)
Students work for design companies, printeries, service bureaus, or other relevant businesses. For Graphic Design majors who have nearly completed the requirements for the A.S. degree/Graphic Design Track. Minimum of 120 hours required for 3 credits. Prerequisite: Permission of Program Coordinator.