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ART 113 - Graphic Communication

Credits: 3
5 Studio Hours

This course will develop the student’s ability to communicate ideas and messages. The field of graphic communications will be explored through history, research and examples. Industry proven assignments covered in the course include advertising, identity systems, information design and event promotion. Aesthetic and technical skill development will be examined in the phases of design of traditional sketch through to finished digital and printed presentations.
Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of the course, the student will:

  1. Demonstrate traditional sketch development and variations to communicate ideas.
  2. Apply specific assignment instruction to communicate messages.
  3. Demonstrate proficiency with vector-based software.
  4. Translate conceptualized ideas through to the finished presentation.
Listed Topics
  1. Graphic communication overview
  2. Communicating messages
  3. Design theory
  4. Phases of design
  5. Coverage of vector-based software
Reference Materials
Software: Adobe Illustrator or comparable vector-based software
Text: Instructor-selected text
Online resources
Software demonstration
Student work examples
Approved By: Johnson, Alex Date Approved: 05/21/2012

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