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GRD 900 - Field Studies in Graphic Design

Credits: 5
Lecture Hours: 2
Lab Hours: 2
Practicum Hours: 6
Work Experience: 0
Course Type: Voc/Tech
This course is designed to give the student an opportunity to experience the fields of graphic design both inside and outside of a typical classroom setting. Students will learn software skills, photo editing, illustration and page layout, used in the industry. Students will then apply principles and elements of effective graphic design in an industry setting.
Competencies
  1. Create bit-mapped images using photo editing software.
    1. Discuss software interface.
    2. Examine software menu commands and panels.
    3. Control work environment using Preferences settings.
    4. Identify by name and function software tools contained in the toolbox.
    5. Enter correct information in Document Setup dialog box according to project specifications.
    6. Color correct images.
    7. Adjust levels of images.
    8. Save selections in channels panel.
    9. Save selections as masks.
    10. Manage layers.
    11. Demonstrate proper use of tools contained in the toolbox.
  2. Create vector shapes and paths using illustration software.
    1. Discuss software interface.
    2. Examine software menu commands and panels.
    3. Interpret information displayed in program dialog boxes.
    4. Control work environment using Preferences settings.
    5. Identify by name and function software tools contained in the toolbox.
    6. Enter correct information in Document Setup dialog box according to project specifications.
    7. Trace a template using drawing tools.
    8. Create brushes and symbols to apply to artwork.
    9. Manage layers.
    10. Demonstrate proper use of tools contained in the toolbox.
  3. Create page layouts using page layout software.
    1. Discuss software interface.
    2. Examine software menu commands and panels.
    3. Interpret information displayed in program dialog boxes.
    4. Control work environment using Preferences settings.
    5. Identify by name and function software tools contained in the toolbox.
    6. Enter correct information in Document Setup dialog box according to project specifications.
    7. Import text files.
    8. Format text according to project specifications.
    9. Import graphics.
    10. Scale graphics according to correct size and placement.
    11. Demonstrate proper use of tools contained in the toolbox.
  4. Analyze the creative process for communication design.
    1. Explain ideation.
    2. Determine creative inspiration resources.
    3. Identify clients’ needs.
    4. Explain a design strategy.
    5. Discuss research for conceptual design.
    6. Identify preliminary design concepts.
    7. Explain a design concept.
  5. Execute a design concept.
    1. Produce a design strategy.
    2. Produce preliminary design concepts.
    3. Demonstrate effective creativity.
  6. Use color theory to effective visual communication.
    1. Identify additive and subtractive color.
    2. Identify primary, secondary and tertiary colors.
    3. Identify warm and cool colors.
    4. Identify color tint and shade.
    5. Examine color psychology.
    6. Produce a color scheme.
    7. Produce color context.
  7. Evaluate principles of graphic design.
    1. Determine principles of graphic design.
    2. Analyze principles of graphic design.
    3. Demonstrate effective composition using principles of graphic design.
    4. Create and produce design layouts.
    5. Collaborate with others about the effectiveness of communication design.
    6. Apply principles of graphic design to create effective visual communication layouts.
  8. Analyze elements of graphic design.
    1. Determine elements of graphic design.
    2. Apply elements of graphic design to effectively communicate intended message.
    3. Demonstrate effective composition using elements of graphic design.
  9. Analyze history of graphic design.
    1. Identify historical graphic design trends.
    2. Compare past graphic designers work.
    3. Assess current graphic design trends.
    4. Examine current graphic designers work.
  10. Execute final presentation of a design comprehensive.
  11. Analyze work.
    1. Participate in class critiques.
    2. Explain verbally the thought process of a communication design piece.
    3. Deconstruct a communication design piece.
  12. Create a photo editing project.
    1. Exhibit professional graphic design practices and work ethic in classroom, lab, and workplace.
    2. Present and defend design solutions to others.
    3. Participate in critiques of their own and other student and professional design solutions.
  13. Create an illustration project.
    1. Exhibit professional graphic design practices and work ethic in classroom, lab, and workplace.
    2. Present and defend design solutions to others.
    3. Participate in critiques of their own and other student and professional design solutions.
  14. Create a page layout project.
    1. Exhibit professional graphic design practices and work ethic in classroom, lab, and workplace.
    2. Present and defend design solutions to others.
    3. Participate in critiques of their own and other student and professional design solutions.
  15. Create a capstone project that relates to industry entry level jobs.
    1. Exhibit professional graphic design practices and work ethic in classroom, lab, and workplace.
    2. Present and defend design solutions to others.
    3. Participate in critiques of their own and other student and professional design solutions.



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