Thursday, September 15, 2011

New Graphic Design Course

The Graphic Design course is an introduction to design principles using Adobe InDesign, Adobe Illustrator, and Adobe Photoshop to create materials for print media such as brochures, trademarks, logos, packaging, publication layouts and other marketing promotional literature.

This course will collaborate with the Fine Arts Department to help prepare artwork and digital files for production. Throughout the year, design, color and visual concepts will be discussed, sketched, and applied to online work. Students will also learn key elements of the three software applications to complete their work in a professional manner. Participation in online discussions through the use of a course Wiki along with hands-on and computer generated projects is expected. This class, which is offered both semester 1 and 2 and meets four times during the eight-day cycle, can be taken in addition to six major classes.

This course is intended to give students a background in what being a graphic designer means, how to complete some basic graphic design projects using sketching and online tools, and an overview of the three programs commonly used to design and create graphics online.

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