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2022-2023 Catalog 
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ART 120 - Introduction to Graphic Design

Credits: 5
Introduces the principles of graphic form to convey meaning and communicate ideas through text and imagery. Students learn the principles of visual communication through compositional-layout, color and typography in a variety of formats. Digital and traditional media are used for visual problem solving exercises.

Enrollment Requirement: ART 109  with a grade of 1.0 or higher; or instructor consent.

Satisfies Requirement: Humanities/Fine Arts/English
Course Fee: $50.00

Course Outcomes:
Students who successfully complete this class will be able to:

  1. Practice the creative process by developing a concept map, gathering source materials, creating process thumbnail sketches and workup models, finalizing a solution and reflecting upon the process.
  2. Communicate an idea and problem solve using the elements and principles of design with a particular focus on typography, color, layout concepts and visual organization.
  3. Identify and use the characteristics and terminology of basic typography.
  4. Demonstrate how imagery and typography in combination function as a catalyst for dynamic visual communication.
  5. Create a graphic design portfolio.

Program Outcomes
Demonstrate elements and principles of visual arts.

College-wide Outcomes
  • Critical Thinking - Critical thinking finds expression in all disciplines and everyday life. It is characterized by an ability to reflect upon thinking patterns, including the role of emotions on thoughts, and to rigorously assess the quality of thought through its work products. Critical thinkers routinely evaluate thinking processes and alter them, as necessary, to facilitate an improvement in their thinking and potentially foster certain dispositions or intellectual traits over time.
  • Responsibility - Responsibility encompasses those behaviors and dispositions necessary for students to be effective members of a community. This outcome is designed to help students recognize the value of a commitment to those responsibilities which will enable them to work successfully individually and with others.
  • Written Communication - Written Communication encompasses all the abilities necessary for effective expression of thoughts, feelings, and ideas in written form.

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