GD 115 Graphic Design Principles (3)
Principles of design including an introduction to design principles and theories. Includes elements of layout, typography, imagery, and visual communications. Prerequisite: AR 111
GD 214 Basic Computer Design (3)
An introduction to the use of the computer as a tool in graphic design and illustration. Prerequisite: GD 115
GD 215 Intermediate Graphic Design (3)
A computer-based course containing elements of design theory applied to visual communication and design applied to print, packaging and display. Prerequisite: GD 214
GD 315 Advanced Graphic Design (3)
Computer-based problems with an emphasis on professional and creative solutions. Prerequisite: GD 215
GD 325 Introduction to Web Design (3)
An introduction to web design, the course presents practical application of commercial web design software. It includes discussion of the aesthetic factors considered when creating multimedia using the web and the internet. Students will design and develop web pages and place them on a server.
GD 341 2D Digital Animation (3)
This course introduces the basic concepts of 2D digital animation. It focuses on web purposed animation including animated GIF and Flash technology. Physics will be addressed but not emphasized. Prerequisites: GD 214. Offer in alternate years.
GD 342 3D Digital Animation (3)
This course introduces the basic concepts of 3D animation. It focuses on the basics of modeling, skinning, bump mapping, lighting, inverse kinematics, kinematics, and motion. Physics will be addressed but not emphasized. Prerequisites: GD 214. Offered in alternate years.
GD 343 Graphic Design Practicum (3-6)
A practicum course in designing for clients. The focus in this course is on finding graphic design solutions that meet the clients’ need while still complying with design principles. Prerequisite: GD 215 or instructor’s permission. May be repeated up to six hours.
GD425 Advanced Web Design (3)
A continuation of the concepts covered in GD325 Introduction to Web Design, this course focuses on implementing site wide solutions for dividing content and formatting. Creation of dynamic sites and using scripting to create a more interactive user experience is emphasized. Maintaining and planning for the life cycle of web sites is covered. Prerequisite: GD325 Introduction to Web Design or permission of instructor.
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