2023-2024 College Catalog 
    Jun 24, 2024  
2023-2024 College Catalog [***ATTENTION: THIS IS AN ARCHIVED CATALOG***]

ART 260 - Graphic Design I

Credits: 3
Lab/Lecture: 1 Lecture. 5 Lab.

An introduction to the exploration of the formal principles and elements of design, and applied visual problem-solving. Course exercises incorporate type and image concepts in order to create effective graphic design communications for both print and interactive formats.
Course Outcomes:
Students will be able to:
  1. recognize and identify design principles/elements: color, shape, texture, contrast, hierarchy, emphasis, movement, rhythm, semiotics, unity, balance, proportion/scale;
  2. utilize the principles of design in exercises, process books, and projects;
  3. demonstrate craft and technical ability through the completion of file-prep, printing, construction, and software usage in creating their projects;
  4. identify and demonstrate the stages of the design process: research/personas, brainstorming/sketching, roughs, macro-comps, micro-comps, final presentation, and utilize the process in producing their exercises and projects;
  5. demonstrate their abilities at verbal communication and presentation skills through the preparation of work for critique and research presentation;
  6. demonstrate an understanding of an historical perspective in design through their research, creation, and presentation on an historically significant designer.

Prerequisite(s): ART 199 and ART 111 with grades greater than or equal to C.
Corequisite(s): ART 261.