Art-Graphic Design & Illustration Courses

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GRPH 121
Instruction in design principles and tools of industry standard digital media production.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Studio 6
Course Delivery: Classroom
GRPH 221
Prereqs:
Introduction to the field of visual communications, the use of the tools, materials and methods of the graphic designer.
This course is a prerequisite for: GRPH 321, GRPH 323, GRPH 324, GRPH 325
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Studio 6
Course Delivery: Classroom
GRPH 223
Prereqs:
Introduction to the practice, history, and theory of typography.
This course is a prerequisite for: GRPH 323, GRPH 325, GRPH 421
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Studio 6
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
GRPH 221 or permission
Emphasis on the creation of meaning through visual form and the responsibility of visual communicators as authors of the creative process.
This course is a prerequisite for: GRPH 327, GRPH 421
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Studio 6
Course Delivery: Classroom
GRPH 323
Prereqs:
GRPH 221 and GRPH 223, or permission.
Emphasis on relationships between typographic systems and the connective language to society and culture.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Studio 6
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
GRPH 221 or permission
Instruction in publication models such as digital editorial design, the modern book, magazine design, book cover design and the history of bookmaking.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Studio 6
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
GRPH 221 and GRPH 223, or permission.
Introduction to the fundamental concepts of user-centered design for web, tablet, mobile devices and screen-based media.
This course is a prerequisite for: GRPH 326
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Studio 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
GRPH 325 or permission
Critical engagement with the process of designing responsive, reactive and interactive experiences.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Studio 6
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
Book forms from traditional multipage formats to present-day on-demand digital publications.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Studio
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
GRPH 321 and GRPH 223, or permission.
Visual form and content are studied in the context of aesthetic, cultural, historical and critical issues.
This course is a prerequisite for: GRPH 426
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Studio 6
Course Delivery: Classroom
Capstone course in the illustration emphasis area. Survey of historical and contemporary issues, attention to issues of contemporary illustration ideas and expressions, critical thinking and philosophical problems.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
GRPH 426
Prereqs:
GRPH 421 or permission.
Focus on the application of advanced graphic design principles and systems in the generation of a self-authored body of written and visual work.
This course is a prerequisite for: GRPH 428
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Studio 6
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
GRPH 426 or permission
Emphasis in advanced design research development, peer and professional collaboration, and critical thinking
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Studio 6
Course Delivery: Classroom
ACE Outcomes: 10
GRPH 821
Graduate-level work in various graphic design media and concepts.
Credit Hours: 1-6
Max credits per degree: 6
Campus:
Course Delivery: Classroom
Graduate-level work in various graphic design media and concepts.
Credit Hours: 1-6
Max credits per degree: 6
Campus:
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
GRPH *821-822 or permission
Advanced graduate-level work in various graphic design media and concepts.
Credit Hours: 1-6
Max credits per degree: 6
Campus:
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
GRPH *821-822 or permission
Advanced graduate-level work in various graphic design media and concepts.
Credit Hours: 1-6
Max credits per degree: 6
Campus:
Course Delivery: Classroom
GRPH 925
Prereqs:
GRPH 825 or permission
Continued graduate work in limited edition and/or unique book arts.
Credit Hours: 1-6
Max credits per degree: 6
Campus:
Course Delivery: Classroom