GD: Graphic Design

GD 202 — Designing Identities

2 CREDITS; 1 LECTURE AND 2 LAB HOURS

Students develop graphic identities that creatively reflect the essence of a corporation. They expand on the graphic identity with applications specific to the client's needs, including stationery and signage, vehicles, and uniforms

GD 214 — The Corporate Image

3 CREDITS; 6 LAB HOURS

Students develop corporate identity using logotype and logomark, with an emphasis on exploring creative solutions that define a corporate image. The logo application is extended to a complete corporate business system and finished to presentation form

GD 216 — Foundation in Graphic Design

2 CREDITS; 1 LECTURE AND 2 LAB HOURS

This course introduces the field of graphic design with an emphasis on the rapidly-evolving role of the profession. Graphic design processes are examined, including principles of design, grid systems, typography, and hierarchy, as they pertain to design, and the creation of a complete visual message

GD 232 — Survey of Graphic Design

3 CREDITS; 3 LECTURE HOURS

Traces the development of modern graphic design. Significant stylistic trends and influences are analyzed and compared. The processes used by major designers to realize design solutions are examined. The people, processes, and products involved in the development of modern graphic design are explored

GD 235 — Survey of Graphic Design

2 CREDITS; 2 LECTURE HOURS

For one-year AAS Communication Design students. Surveys visual communication from its earliest forms to its present visualized conceptions. Emphasizes links between society and the evolution of visual communication. Analyzes and compares major stylistic trends and influences

GD 243 — WEBSITE DESIGN & PRODUCTION

2 CREDITS; 1 LECTURE AND 2 LAB HOURS

Students design and produce their own websites using computer markup languages. Emphasis is placed on the understanding of the fundamentals of web design, including XHTML, CSS, and animation

GD 244 — Introduction to Web Design

2 CREDITS; 1 LECTURE AND 2 LAB HOURS

Students acquire a fundamental understanding of internet technology and attain basic web design skills. Topics addressed include hypertext markup language, cascading style sheets, digital imaging for the web, email marketing and the principles of web design

GD 301 — GRAPHIC DESIGN FOR ADVERTISING

3 CREDITS; 6 LAB HOURS

GD 311 — Graphic Design I

3 CREDITS; 6 LAB HOURS

In this comprehensive approach to the study of graphic communication, students develop an understanding of the inventive potential of form and message to create a visual language by analyzing, researching, and organizing information. (G6: Arts)

GD 312 — Graphic Design II

3 CREDITS; 6 LAB HOURS

Students examine the analytical process used in visual problem solving and its role as a tool in communicating information. Students conceptualize and develop a visual campaign for a museum or institution and apply their designs comprehensively using a variety of media. (G6: Arts)

GD 316 — GRAPHIC DESIGN II

3 CREDITS; 6 LAB HOURS

Students develop an analytical process for visual problem-solving in order to enhance the communication of information in graphic design

GD 317 — DESIGNING WITH DIGITAL IMAGERY

2 CREDITS; 1 LECTURE AND 2 LAB HOURS

GD 318 — DESIGN PROCESS TECHNOLOGY

2 CREDITS; 1 LECTURE AND 2 LAB HOURS

GD 342 — Publication Design

3 CREDITS; 6 LAB HOURS

The conceptual and technical abilities required to design magazines and other publications are emphasized. Students learn the impact of marketing objectives, research, and technology on publication design

GD 344 — Graphic Design in Digital Media

2 CREDITS; 1 LECTURE AND 2 LAB HOURS

Advanced use of technology in graphic design with an emphasis on the visual, technical, and organizational makeup of an interface. Students explore ways to create and communicate utilizing the principles of interactivity, hypermedia, and time-based media

GD 401 — Graphic Design for Advertising

3 CREDITS; 6 LAB HOURS

Students learn the systems and principles of graphic design and develop analytical abilities for visual problem solving in advertising

GD 402 — Signage and Graphics

1 CREDIT; 2 LAB HOURS

For Interior Design students. Examines the design of signage and graphics as elements of architectural and interior environments and exhibition areas

GD 407 — Graphic Design for Toy Designers

1.5 CREDITS; 3 LAB HOURS

Examines conceptual and executional skills of the designer, with emphasis on effective problem solving in graphic design

GD 411 — Graphic Design III

3 CREDITS; 6 LAB HOURS

Students build on their cognitive abilities and visual problem solving skills by developing innovative products. Students are encouraged to incorporate new technologies and materials into their designs

GD 414 — Graphic Design for Packaging

2 CREDITS; 1 LECTURE AND 2 LAB HOURS

Application of images and type to packaging design is studied. Various types of packaging, printing, and fabrication methods, as well as regulatory guidelines, are explored

GD 441 — Environmental Graphics

2 CREDITS; 1 LECTURE AND 2 LAB HOURS

An introduction to environmental graphic design that examines the basic concepts, language, materials, and processes necessary to solve communication problems in the built environment. Students work with scale, read plans, and construct models, as well as shape, volume and form. They gain familiarity with traditional materials for fabrication and graphic production, and new and emerging electronic techniques

GD 442 — DESIGN AND INTERACTION

2 CREDITS; 1 LECTURE AND 2 LAB HOURS

This course emphasizes the human-centered design process and introduces important aspects of interface design. Key topics are introduced, including communication theory, user research and concept evaluation methods, visualization and navigation through information spaces, time-based information, paper prototyping, and usability testing