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This course gives students the opportunity to use traditional artist materials and media such as graphite pencils, prismacolor pencils, pen and ink, and other media. The connection between traditional and digital illustration is explored by following real world workflows that start with a pencil sketch and end with an Adobe Illustrator drawing. 

This class introduces students to the concept of producing 3-D images and animations utilizing the application Blender. 

This class features instruction in the creative use InDesign CC 2018, the premiere desktop publishing page design tool used in the graphics industry today. Page layout, image acquisition and placement, typography, color, and design concepts are covered in this course. 

This class features instruction in the creative use Adobe Illustrator CC 2018, the premiere vector based drawing and design tool used in the graphics industry today. Page layout, image acquisition and tracing, typography, color, bezier curves, effects, and design concepts are covered in this course. 

This class features instruction in the creative use Photoshop, the premiere raster (pixel) based drawing/painting tool used in the graphics industry today. Photograph manipulation, restoration, image acquisition, brushes, painting, and web issues are explored.

This course provides insight into the fundamentals of design. Composition, typography, color, web design, print production, and standard applications are all covered. Students will gain insights about the theory behind design and will put these ideas to work by getting introductions to various design application used in the industry such as Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop. 

Balance, texture, space, line, color, proportion and harmony as they apply to printed images on paper. Exercises stress the use of the basic aspects of design to produce pleasing layouts while maintaining good communication and readability. Type selection, copy-fitting, and the psychology of advertising are included.

This course provides insight into the effective use of color through the study of contemporary color theory including additive and subtractive color. This course involves the development of color perception, expression, and application in traditional and digital design, through a series of problem solving exercises and projects. Fundamental studio experiences, along with a historical perspective, will provide insight and understanding to the intrinsic power of color in design. 

Graphic Design Seminar I is an opportunity for career exploration and development of job seeking skills. Emphasis is placed on familiarization of graphic design disciplines, resume preparation, and job seeking skills including preparation of job correspondence and application forms for the purpose of obtaining a graphic design internship.

Organize and present a graphic design portfolio and resume in anticipation of professional interviews. Addresses self-assessment, portfolio structure and sequence. Both a traditional case portfolio and a digital portfolio will be developed.

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