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Undergraduate Degree Programs

These course descriptions are not being updated as of August 1, 2016. Current course descriptions are maintained in LionPATH.

Graphic Design (GD)

GD 001S First-Year Seminar in Graphic Design (1) An orientation to the historical, social, and professional context of design and an exposure to a variety of ethical, philosophical, and topical ideas from the world of design.
Effective: Summer 2007
Prerequisite: admission to the AADES program  

GD 100 (GA) Introduction to Graphic Design (3) A beginning level graphic design course. Instruction touches on the practice, theories, history and processes of the graphic design industry.
Effective: Spring 2006
 

GD 101 Graphic Design Fundamentals I (3) An introduction to the theory and practice of defining problems, developing solutions, and generating ideas in design.
Effective: Fall 2016
  Concurrent: GD 001S

GD 102 Introductory Design Studio (3) A studio course in defining problems, solving problems, and generating ideas.
Effective: Summer 2007
Prerequisite: GD 001S andGD 101  

GD 200 Graphic Design Studio I (3) A beginning graphic design studio course. Instruction focuses on the practical and analytical process of creating graphic designs and their critical evaluation.
Effective: Spring 2008
Prerequisite: GD 102  

GD 201 Typography (3) A consideration of the word in relation to visual organization and its application to communication.
Effective: Fall 2006
Prerequisite: GD 200  

GD 202W The History of Graphic Design (3) A survey of graphic design, especially emphasizing influential movements, innovative designers and technological advances relevant to contemporary visual communication.
Effective: Summer 2011
Prerequisite: GD 001S, GD 100, GD 101   Concurrent: GD 102

GD 203 Advanced Typography (3) Continues students' knowledge of foundational typographic systems and investigates the communicative potential of emerging methodologies on language systems in visual culture.
Effective: Summer 2016
Prerequisite: GD 201  

GD 294 Research Project (1-12) Supervised student activities on research projects identified on an individual or small-group basis.
Effective: Spring 2006
 

GD 295 Internship (1-18) Supervised off-campus, nongroup instruction including field experiences, practica, or internships. Written and oral critique of activity required.
Effective: Spring 2006
 

GD 296 Independent Study (1-18) Creative projects, including research and design, which are supervised on an individual basis and which fall outside the scope of formal courses.
Effective: Spring 2006
 

GD 297 Special Topics (1-9) Formal courses given infrequently to explore, in depth, a comparatively narrow subject which may be topical or of special interest.
Effective: Spring 2006
 

GD 299 (IL) Foreign Studies (1-12) Courses offered in foreign countries by individual or group instruction.
Effective: Spring 2006
 

GD 300 Design Photography (4) An investigation of graphic photography processes and how print technology affects the final appearance of a photograph.
Effective: Fall 2006
Prerequisite: GD 201 and successful portfolio review  

GD 301 Experience Design Process + Methods (4) Experience design process and methods for graphic design majors.
Effective: Fall 2016
Prerequisite: GD 201  

GD 302 Applied Communication (4) Definition and concentrated involvement in problem/audience analysis, with emphasis on understanding symbol and image in evoking audience response.
Effective: Fall 2006
Prerequisite: GD 300, GD 301  

GD 303 Applied Experience Design (4) Interaction design and user experience for graphic design.
Effective: Fall 2016
Prerequisite: GD 300, GD 301  

GD 304 Practical Communications (3) Practical design experience for students through design/publicity problems from the University and community non-profit organizations.
Effective: Fall 2006
Prerequisite: Prerequisite or concurrentGD 300, GD 301  

GD 310 Studio Apprenticeship (3 per semester/maximum of 6) Direct involvement in the creative process of the artist-teacher in the studio environment.
Effective: Fall 2006
Prerequisite: Junior or senior standing in Graphic Design. Prior approval of proposed assignment by instructor.  

GD 395 Internship (1-18) Supervised off-campus, nongroup instruction including field experiences, practica, or internships. Written and oral critique of activity required.
Effective: Spring 2006
 

GD 397 Special Topics (1-9) Formal courses given infrequently to explore, in depth, a comparatively narrow subject which may be topical or of special interest.
Effective: Spring 2006
 

GD 400 Time and Sequence (4) Development of visual sequence as replies to graphic design problems.
Effective: Fall 2006
Prerequisite: GD 302  

GD 401 Package Design (3) Orientation to packaging designs as it relates to the consumer, client, and to societal and environmental concerns.
Effective: Fall 2006
Prerequisite: GD 302  

GD 402 Senior Problems (4) Development of visual replies to graphic design problems.
Effective: Fall 2006
Prerequisite: GD 400, GD 401  

GD 403W Graphic Design Seminar (3) A seminar on subjects which relate to the field of graphic design.
Effective: Fall 2007
Prerequisite: GD 302  

GD 404 Book Design (3) Writing, designing, illustrating and production (printing) of a book.
Effective: Fall 2006
Prerequisite: GD 302  

GD 405 Minor Advanced Studio (3) This class introduces the concepts, technologies, and languages used to design and build publications, objects, and complex collaborative digital communications.
Effective: Summer 2016
Prerequisite: GD 200, GD 201  

GD 406 Minor Capstone Studio (4) A structured studio for Minors in Graphic Design culminating into a final self-authored project on a topic that engages each student's declared major.
Effective: Spring 2016
Prerequisite: GD 405  

GD 494 Research Project (1-12) Supervised student activities on research projects identified on an individual or small-group basis.
Effective: Spring 2006
 

GD 494H Research Project (1-12) Supervised student activities on research projects identified on an individual or small-group basis.
Effective: Fall 2007
 

GD 495 Internship (1-18) Supervised off-campus, nongroup instruction including field experiences, practica, or internships. Written and oral critique of activity required.
Effective: Spring 2006
 

GD 496 Independent Study (1-18) Creative projects, including research and design, which are supervised on an individual basis and which fall outside the scope of formal courses.
Effective: Spring 2006
 

GD 496H Independent Study - Honors (1-18) Creative projects, including research and design, which are supervised on an individual basis and which fall outside the scope of formal courses.
Effective: Spring 2012
 

GD 497 Special Topics (1-9) Formal courses given infrequently to explore, in depth, a comparatively narrow subject which may be topical or of special interest.
Effective: Spring 2006
 

GD 499 (IL) Foreign Studies (1-12) Courses offered in foreign countries by individual or group instruction.
Effective: Spring 2006
 

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