Aug 10, 2020  
2019 - 2020 Undergraduate Catalog 
2019 - 2020 Undergraduate Catalog
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AT 306 - Graphic Design I

Credits: 4 credits

Graphic design is concerned with the problem of visual communication.  The goal of this course is to give students the tools they need to effectively engage in the design process.  This course takes a hands-on approach to learning, increasing student’s understanding of design principles, terminology, process, and technology through in-class exercises and independent projects.  Students will focus primarily on learning the computer programs that are most commonly used in today’s design field.

Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to do the following:

  1. Use design process to solve creative problems;
  2. Apply the elements (line shape, size, etc.) and principles (balance, repetition, unity, etc.) of design to create visually compelling compositions;
  3. Identify contemporary trends and theoretical concerns in the design field;
  4. Apply basic photo manipulation using Adobe Photoshop;
  5. Create vector graphics using Adobe Illustrator;
  6. Apply formatting and page layout skills using Adobe InDesign.

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