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  • GD-241

    Graphic Design I

    This foundation course investigates the transformation of source information (image and text) into visual equivalents that are coherent, well-organized, and effective forms of communication. Competency in the application of systems for organizing and unifying design elements is developed through exercises and projects. Creative image preparation for design application is introduced. Emphasis is placed on the ideation process. This studio and lecture-based instruction introduces and develops basic proficiency with industry standard graphic software.
  • GD-242

    Graphic Design II

    This course examines the practice of integrating image and text into coherent vehicles for communication. The principles and concepts learned in GD 241 are combined with typography and applied in layout to both page and screen. Color theory, models, and palettes are examined with digital tools. The basics of typography are examined, and focus is placed on developing an appreciation for the central role typography plays in the design of publications. An expanded design vocabulary will be built for use in intermediate-level courses. Prerequisite: GD 241 or instructor permission