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Undergraduate Degree Programs

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Graphic Design (GD)

GD 300 Design Photography (4) An investigation of graphic photography processes and how print technology affects the final appearance of a photograph.

GD 300

GD 300 Design Photography (4)

GD 300 is an intermediate design and photography course that explores the visual and conceptual relationship between typography and photography as it relates to the communication of information. This course is designed to help students:
1. Use photographic images and typography as they relate to visual communication.
2. Become proficient in the organization and graphic interpretation of information.
3. Learn the role and responsibility of the designer as a communicator.
4. Explore the relationship between the subject matter, designer, client, and design audience.
5. Experiment in graphic design problem solving.
6. Develop the work habits and attitudes of professional designers.

1. Work will be evaluated based on the relevance and originality of the idea and the appropriateness of the design approach to the idea, the 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. There will be a review at the end of the semester, which will include all work from the class. Each piece will be evaluated for quality and presentation.
6. Visual, verbal and written communication skills will be a part of the evaluation.

GD 201 and successful portfolio review are prerequisites to GD 300

GD 300 will be offered fall semesters.

General Education: None
Diversity: None
Bachelor of Arts: Arts
Effective: Fall 2006
Prerequisite: GD 201 and successful portfolio review

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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