Graphic Design

GD 295  Graphic Design    3 sem. hrs.

An introduction to concept, tools, and history of Graphic Design. Cross listed as Communication 295. Offered every fall.

Prerequisite: None.

GD 296  Graphic Design II    3 sem. hrs.

Studio course that examines the formal organization of 2D design with an emphasis on the letter form. History, theory and application of typography are explored through lectures, exercises and projects. Cross listed as COM 296 (formerly ART 395). Offered every spring.

Prerequisite: GD 295 or COM 295.

GD 385  Special Topics in Graphic Desi    3 sem. hrs.

Intensive study and application of a particular aspect of Graphic Design. Next offered TBA.

GD 397  Graphic Design III    3 sem. hrs.

Advanced studio course utilizing basic 2D layout with an emphasis on concept development and creative problem-solving. Branding, identity design and 3D design are introduced. Offered every fall.

Prerequisite: GD 296 or COM 396.

GD 398  Graphic Design IV    3 sem. hrs.

Advanced studio course with continued emphasis on concept and creative problem-solving in a professional context. Students apply design concepts to various media including print, interactive and web. Offered every spring.

Prerequisite: GD 397.

GD 404  Graphic Design Workshop    1-3 sem. hrs.

A studio course to further develop a student's design skills. Students can take the course to further the development of their portfolio and/or to address gaps in skills in knowledge. Graphic Design majors and minors only.

GD 430  Graphic Design Internship I    3-6 sem. hrs.

Professional experience in Graphic Design at a business or organization. Graphic Design majors with Core 2 status only. Students work at least three hours per week for each semester hour of academic credit. By arrangement with the Graphic Design internship supervisor.

GD 431  Graphic Design Internship II    3-6 sem. hrs.

Service Learning experience in Graphic Design at a non-profit or community organization. Graphic Design majors with Core 2 status only. Students work at least three hours per week for each semester hour of academic credit.

Prerequisite: GD 430.

GD 440  Graphic Design Port/Capstone    3 sem. hrs.

Students develop a professional portfolio of design work. Emphasis is placed on quality, presentation and organization of materials. Students create a culminating visual project with a corresponding paper. Topic and project will be pre-approved by faculty and presented for review and evaluation by faculty upon completion.

Prerequisite: Completion of Graphic Design coursework.