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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 310 Studio Apprenticeship (3 per semester/maximum of 6) Direct involvement in the creative process of the artist-teacher in the studio environment.

GD 310

GD 310 Studio Apprenticeship (3 per semester/maximum of 6)

GD 310 is an advanced course that will offer pragmatic design experiences to graphic design students through direct involvement in the creative process of the designer-teacher in the studio environment.

The course is intended to:
1. Prepare the students for the real working environment they will confront in the professional arena after graduation. The course seeks to simulate as close as possible, the atmosphere of a professional design office.
2. Thoroughly examine the design process and learn to clearly define each problem, and logically work toward an appropriate solution.
3. Help students develop the work habits and attitudes of professional designers.
4. Practice positive behavior, and conflict avoidance/resolution in the workplace.
5. Develop the ability to work as a member of a team.
6. Gain a deeper understanding of graphic design aesthetically, critically, and technically.

1. 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.
2. 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.
3. There will be a review at the end of the semester, which will include all work from the class.
4. Visual and verbal communication skills will be a part of the evaluation.

The prerequisite for GD 310 is junior or senior standing in Graphic Design and the prior approval of the proposed project by instructor.

GD 310 will be offered fall and spring semesters.

General Education: None
Diversity: None
Bachelor of Arts: Arts
Effective: Fall 2006
Prerequisite: Junior or senior standing in Graphic Design. Prior approval of proposed assignment by instructor.

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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