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GRAPHIC DESIGN MAJOR

Graphic Design presents many exciting opportunities in an increasingly complex visual environment. duCret School of Art provides individuals with the traditional techniques combined with the Graphic Design Major which includes visual theory, and virtual world based design. The studio-based classroom enables students to learn the skills necessary to execute assignments in layout, design, and typography, and to prepare visual media for print and interactive applications.

duCret major courses of study are built on foundations of drawing. Sketch, drawing, and the ability to show a concept by hand is the material basis of all digital art. Students will then study composition, design and color theory; color correction, color management, branding, advertising and marketing, and sample designs in the media, entertainment and corporate industries.

First Year Foundation Requirements

CORE CURRICULUM HOURS 900 Clock Hours

FD 106A               Anatomy I & II                                                                   90
AH 160                 Art History                                                                           90
FD 120                  Color I & II                                                                           90
FD 180                  Drawing I                                                                             90
FD 103                  Design I & Design II                                                           90
FD 108                  Intro to Graphic Design                                                   90
FD 101                  Life Drawing                                                                        90
FD 135                  Painting & Rendering                                                       90

 

ELECTIVES*

FS 127                   Ceramics I                                                                          90
PH 101                  Digital Photography                                                         90
EL 275                   Printmaking                                                                       90
IL  348                   Cartooning                                                                        90

FOUNDATION HOURS                                                                    900 Clock Hours

Requirements In the Major of Graphic Design

CORE CURRICULUM

GD 212                 Adobe Illustrator                                              90
GD 214                 Adobe Photoshop                                            90
GD 215                 Adobe InDesign                                              90
GD 218                 Typography                                                      90
GD 219                 Website Design                                                90
GR 302P               Portfolio                                                          90
GR 302B               The Business of Art                                        45
GD 232                 Internet Toolbox                                             90

Total hours/credits 675

RECOMMENDED ELECTIVES

FA 201                  Life Drawing                                                     90
GD 213                 Advanced Illustration                                    90
FA 232                  Waterworks                                                      90
PH 270                  Digital Photography II                                    90
GD 312                 Adobe Illustrator II                                            90
FA 276                  Screen Printing                                                90
GD 281                 Large Scale Design                                          90
IL 294                     Digital Illustration                                           90
GD 314                 Adobe Photoshop II                                        90
PH 170                  Digital Photography                                        90
GD 232                 Video Game Design                                       90

TOTAL IN MAJOR 945
FREE ELECTIVES 180

TOTAL FOR PROGRAM 2700 Clock Hours