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Graphic Design (GD)

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.

GD 200

GD 200 Graphic Design Studio I (3)

This course is a beginning graphic design studio course. Instruction focuses on the practical and analytical process of creating graphic designs and their critical evaluation. Emphasis is on problem solving and technical training while, at the same time, nurturing intuition and creativity.

The course will help students to:
1. Develop skills and techniques applicable to graphic design.
2. Become familiar with appropriate computer hardware and software.
3. Develop the ability to define and solve problems.
4. Develop an understanding of graphic design as a profession.
5. Refine their conceptual skills.
6. Develop the work habits and attitudes of design professionals.

Grading:
1. Work will be evaluated on the relevance and originality of the design idea, the suitability of the design approach in serving the client's needs, the effectiveness of the design in reading its intended audience, and all pertinent functional parameters.
2. Professional attitude and the development of professional work habits will be evaluated. Students are expected to think for themselves, budget their time, meet deadlines, and adhere to production schedules.
3. Attendance is required. In the case of illness or an emergency, students are required to contact the professor just as they would contact an employer. Three unexcused absences will result in the final semester grade being lowered one full letter grade.
4. Neatness, craft and attention to detail will be considered in the final grade.
5. Visual, verbal and written communication skills will also be part of the evaluation.

GD 200 carries the prerequisite of GD 102.


General Education: None
Diversity: None
Bachelor of Arts: None
Effective: Spring 2008
Prerequisite: GD 102

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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