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|COURSE TITLE:||Graphic Design I|
|SEMESTER CREDIT HOURS:||3|
|STUDENT ENGAGEMENT HOURS:|
|DELIVERY MODE:||One Traditional section offered in the fall|
The objective of this course is to firmly ground the student in the fundamentals of successful graphic design as well as the history of graphic design and visual communication. Using research, group discussion, tutorials, critiques, and hands on exploration of various techniques and design principles. Students will work towards the completion of several design projects.
B. What is Graphic Design?
Assessment: Essay 1 150-250 words. This essay is worth 20 points.
A. Finding your individual style.
Assessment: In class assignment 1 worth 20 points
Project 1 worth 100 points
Assessment: Quiz 1 worth 20 points
Final Critique of the student’s portfolio at the end of the course.
Assessment: Quiz 2 worth 20 points
Project 2 worth 100 points
Assessment: Quiz 3 worth 20 points
Project 3 worth 50 points
Assessment: Quiz 4 worth 20 points
Project 4 worth 50 points
2000-3000 word paper
Week 6- History of Typography
Assessment: Essay 2 150-250 words worth 20 points
Week 7- The Anatomy of type, Type as shape
Assessment: Quiz 5 worth 20 points
Project 5 worth 50 points
Week 8-Logos, Branding and corporate identity.
Assessment: Essay 3 150-250 words worth 20 points
Project 6 worth 100 points
Week 9-Elements of art-
Line, shape, space, texture,
Assessment: in class assignments 2 worth 20 points
Week 10- Value, Color and chromatic interaction
Assessment: in class assignments 3 worth 20 points
Quiz 6 worth 20 points
Assessment: Project 7 worth 50 points
Week 12-History of Photography
Assessment: Quiz 7 worth 20 points
Assessment: Project 8 worth 100 points
Week 14-Intuitive arrangements
Assessment: In class assignment 4 worth 20 points
Assessment: In Class assignment 5 worth 20 points
Assessment: In class assignment 6 worth 20 points
Week 17-Final critiques
Assessment: Final Project 8 worth 100 points
Optional texts and materials
Adobe Photoshop Cs6 classroom-in-a-book
Adobe Illustrator Cs6 classroom-in-a-book
Required texts and materials
4G Flash drive
Graphic Design Basics, by Amy E. Arntson, 5th edition (We will be changing to the 6th edition in the fall of 2013.)
Critiques-There are 8 projects due through out the semester. These vary from 50-100 points. Each project there will be a critique. Your participation is worth 10 points per critique.
Attendance-You are given 5 points every class period you attend.
Quizzes-There are 7 short quizzes given throughout the semester. Each quiz is worth 20 points and are multiple choice, true and false and short essay.
Essays-There are 3 150-250 word essays due through out the semester each essay is worth 20 points.
There are 6 in class assignments worth 20 points each.
The student is required to write 1 2000-3000 word paper worth 100 points.
The final is worth 100 points and is comprehensive and includes multiple choice and true and false.
A-100-90 Exceptional work, exceeded course requirements
B- 89-80 Good technical skills and creative abilities exhibited.
C- 79-70 all work completed on time achieved the minimum requirements
D-69-60 Minimum goals achieved late presentations.
F-59-below Failure to finish work.
Your grade is also based on attendance, class participation, and the quality of work you produce.