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Course Descriptions

ART 231: Graphic Design I

- Completion of ART 104 grade of C or better
- Completion or co-enrollment in ART 102 or permission of instructor
-Placement into college level English OR
- Co-enrollment in ENGL 99/101
- Placement at college reading
*Suggested prerequisite: DMED 120

This course is an introduction to the theoretical and practical aspects of graphic design, including techniques, processes, terminology, basic compositional and conceptual skills. Students will design strategies that solve visual communication problems through hands-on projects which use design elements, typography, and illustrations to create effective messages. This course is also an introduction to the production of printed materials. Students will utilize the Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign, Illustrator and Photoshop). 3 credit hours