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Graphic Design (GD)

GD 102 Introductory Design Studio (3) A studio course in defining problems, solving problems, and generating ideas.

GD 102

GD 102 Introductory Design Studio (3)

This course is designed to build upon the experience of GD 101 Thinking Creatively: Defining Problems, Solving Problems, and Generating Ideas by engaging students in a studio environment where they must arrive at solutions to two design problems, each requiring approximately seven weeks work. Students will define problems and arrive at creative solutions to those problems by generating ideas based on an applied method involving teamwork, brainstorming, and a design sequence that fosters new ideas and tests them through phototyping and analysis.

This course is designed for students in the AADES pre-graphic design program, although it emphasizes concepts and methodologies applicable to all design fields. Students will learn to approach problems in design by developing skills in creative thinking, applying those skills in defining problems, and working in creative teams to solve problems through the generation of new ideas that can be practically applied.

Grading is based on participation (20%), studio project one (40%), and studio project two (40%).

GD 102 is only available to students enrolled in AADES or by permission of instructor and carries the prerequisite of GD 001S and GD 101.

General Education: None
Diversity: None
Bachelor of Arts: None
Effective: Summer 2007
Prerequisite: GD 001S andGD 101

Note : Class size, frequency of offering, and evaluation methods will vary by location and instructor. For these details check the specific course syllabus.


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