ART-214: Graphic Design Studio 2

School
Liberal Arts
Department
Art (art History)
Academic Level
Undergraduate
Course Subject
Art
Course Number
214
Course Title
Graphic Design Studio 2
Credit Hours
3.00
Instructor Contact Hours Per Semester
92.00 (for 15-week classes)
Student Contact Hours Per Semester
92.00 (for 15-week classes)
Grading Method
A-E
Pre-requisites
ART-114 or Instructor Permission
Catalog Course Description

Builds on skills developed in ART-114. Covers intermediate design solutions for a variety of media including print and digital using the Adobe Creative Software Suite. Focuses on creating materials for branding and provides an introduction into User Experience (UX) design.

Goals, Topics, and Objectives

Core Course Topics
  1. Semiotics.
    • Choose and apply semiotics and symbolism in design strategy.
  2. Conceptual development.
    • Employ research, planning, preliminary sketching, and applied color theory in the creation of a design strategy.
  3. Branding and terminology.
    • Use design terminology.
    • Create branding for a defined project.
  4. Work across the Adobe platform to create design solutions.
    • Import and export files between software programs.
    • Determine appropriate software within the suite for a given application.
  5. Designing for digital output and social media.
    • Create materials appropriate for the web.
    • Use social media platforms.
  6. Printing, digital output, and PDF formats.
    • Evaluate design strategies which lead to the correct saving and desired output of documents.
  7. Preliminary critiques and revision as part of design methodology.
    • Perform self analysis and peer critic.

Assessment and Requirements

Assessment of Academic Achievement
  • Assigned projects
  • Exams
  • Other assessments as deemed appropriate by the instructor.
Texts

Text to be determined by the department/instructor

Credit for Prior College-Level Learning

Options for Credit for Prior College-Level Learning
Portfolio Review
Interview
Portfolio Review Details

Provide, in writing, a request to the department. Indicate the rationale for requesting credit and describing the type of college-level learning or course descriptions. Portfolio must contain 3-5 pieces of evidence that illustrates competency in all course learning objectives. Department faculty will evaluate submitted portfolios based on the evaluation rubric. Evaluation rubric and student checklist located in The School of Liberal Arts office. Interview with appropriate departmental faculty to discuss the request and work samples.

Interview Details

Interview, given in department by department faculty. Faculty will interview applicants based on submitted portfolio and will assess against evaluation rubric. Evaluation rubric and student checklist located in The School of Liberal Arts office.

Other Details

Determined by the department.

Approval Dates

Effective Term
Fall 2018
ILT Approval Date
12/11/2017
AALC Approval Date
01/10/2018
Curriculum Committee Approval Date
01/17/2018