Graphic Design Courses
Typography & Logo Design - 1 credit
This graphic design course aims to develop graphic communication skills through a series of exercises and assignments that focus on typography and logo design. Students will integrate manual illustration techniques with digital technology in order to create effective, original designs. Using sketching as a means to develop and explore ideas is an integral part of this course. The history of graphic design as well as the approaches of contemporary designers will be explored.
Book Design (1/2 semester) - .5 credit
This graphic design course will explore the contemporary practice of artists working in book arts as well as explore effective design approaches to the book form. Emphasis will be placed on layout utilizing a variety of geometric grids. A variety of book binding techniques will be taught.
Poster Design (1/2 semester) - .5 credit
This graphic design course will explore the history of poster design in the 19th and 20th centuries including artists who made important contributions to the poster form. Students will create posters using both manual illustration techniques and digital technology. Posters will be created in a variety of styles for a different purposes and audiences.