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Graphic Design (GD)

GD 400 Time and Sequence (4) Development of visual sequence as replies to graphic design problems.

GD 400

GD 400 Time and Sequence (4)

GD 400 is an in-depth course that explores the essential relation of the verbal and visual elements of design to sequential media, including both traditional and digital media such as film, video, and Power Point. The intrinsic qualities of each medium will be investigated in relation to how each affects the communication of a message to a specific audience.

The course will help students to:
1. Develop an appreciation for time and sequence and how they relate to graphic design problems.
2. Foster an appreciation for the appropriate integration of typography into sequential design.
3. Develop the ability to work as a member of a team in solving sequential design problems.
4. Stay abreast of emerging technological applications in contemporary graphic design.
5. Gain a deeper understanding of time and sequence aesthetically, critically, and technically.
6. Explore the potential of expressing ideas in sequence with still images, film and video.
7. Experiment with new methods of image making that are unique to the technologies involved.
8. Gain practical experience that has direct professional application.
9. 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 400 will be offered fall semester.

General Education: None
Diversity: None
Bachelor of Arts: Arts
Effective: Fall 2006
Prerequisite: GD 302

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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