Graphic Design is a one-semester course that explores the use of typography, illustration, photography, digital manipulation, color theory, and design theory to create effective online and print based visual communications. This course’s objective will be to teach students the effective use of messages and graphic products rooted in sustainability, environmental protection, social equity, cultural vitality and economic well-being. Projects may include the design of web pages, motion graphics, digital presentations, digital prints, advertisements, advertisement packaging, as well as other media for emerging technology, and will be evaluated through individual and group critiques. This course will be taught in the Joline’s Macintosh Design Lab and will use Adobe software as well as other online web tools. Students will need to complete homework and projects using these computers or software. No additional equipment will be required, although a digital camera may be helpful. A lab fee will be assessed for digital printing costs.
Prerequisites: Studio Art or equivalent art experience