This program can lead to employment in print design, illustration, advertising, web page design, multimedia authoring, animation, and various other “creative pursuits.” When students graduate they can expect to have produced a digital portfolio of their work.
The Graphic Design classroom at Iowa Lakes Community College features 17 new iMac computers with the latest Adobe Creative Cloud suite of applications. One terabyte fusion drives and 16GB of RAM make these some of the fastest computers anywhere at the college. The new computers enable the two-way distribution of materials/lessons and finished student work to travel the network in a more consistent and satisfying manner.
The Klipsch Promedia sound system with subwoofer allows instructors in the room to play presentations, music, movies and other sound files at a higher quality than ever before. With the addition of a second monitor for each student workstation, students are able to enjoy a more streamlined experience in this classroom.
Students have access to a shared network drive to back up and turn in assignments and projects. Working in a networked environment gives students a taste of what it will be like once they become graphics professionals.
In addition, a newly developed Digital Color Theory (GRA-325) course will be taught for the first time in the Fall 2018 semester. This class will have students exploring the various color models used by designers as well as other topics including the psychology of color and the history of modern color theory.