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Graphic Design (GRD)

GRD 1103 - Advertising I

This is the introductory course in graphic arts for the two-year program in graphic design. Basic studio techniques involved in paste-up and layout will be practiced by the students, using their own designs with the goal of producing camera-ready art and copy. Some lettering and typography will also be studied. Fall, Spring.
Units: 3
Offered: Fall & Spring Semesters
Area: Communication & Arts

GRD 1113 - Advertising II

This continuation of Advertising I will find the student working on projects in illustration, color separation, and three-dimensional package design. The basic skills used in Advertising I will continue to be used and more complex problems introduced. Prerequisite: GRD 1103-Advertising I. Fall, Spring. Lab Fee
Units: 3
Offered: Fall & Spring Semesters
Area: Communication & Arts

GRD 1143 - Adobe Illustrator

The oldest of the illustration programs, Adobe Illustrator has again become the illustration program most used by professionals. Students will explore all the tools of Illustrator while preparing a book with their examples to illustrate each technique they are assigned to master. The program uses lines, shapes, and free hand tools as well as color fills and blends to create high resolution vector graphics.
Units: 3
Offered:
Area: Communication & Arts

GRD 1153 - Photoshop Studio I

PhotoShop is the premiere photographic manipulation and retouch program for publishers and designers. Students will become familiar with many of the image- altering filters and the multifaceted layers of manipulation possible with this highly creative program using both traditional, digital, black and white, and color photographs.
Units: 3
Offered:
Area: Communication & Arts

GRD 1163 - Silkscreen I

This course enables the student to learn a method of making art prints in any number of colors without elaborate equipment. The students will learn to build their own frames and will study many techniques from hand-cut stencils to photo-direct screen printing. Spring.
Units: 3
Offered: Spring Semesters
Area: Communication & Arts

GRD 1183 - Desktop Publishing & Design I

This course is designed to give a fundamental proficiency in desktop publishing and design to students in the Graphic Design Program and interested member of the community. As a foundation course in computerized design and layout, the class will explore the programs that are industry standards for the Apple Macintosh computer and discover the pros and cons of those programs. Students will also learn how to implement them on a basic level. Lab Fee.
Units: 3
Offered:
Area: Communication & Arts

GRD 1203 - Adobe InDesign

Adobe InDesign is a word processing application that gives the student an opportunity to compose a page of words and imported images. Along the way we will strive for the best composition and design of a page using text and tables and images from other sources. The student will discover and use each tool while designing advertisements, brochures, menu covers and more.
Units: 3
Offered: Fall & Spring Semesters
Area: Communication & Arts

GRD 2013 - Art Direction

This course is designed to give the students a knowledge of the procedures of an advertising agency. The students will be responsible for the creation of campaigns using art and copy, and they will study problems such as distribution, client relations, product image, and art selection. Prerequisite: GRD 2023-Production and Layout I. Fall, Spring. Lab Fee.
Units: 3
Offered: Fall & Spring Semesters
Area: Communication & Arts

GRD 2023 - Production And Layout I

This course will involve the student in the production of camera-ready art and copy for brochures, catalogues, and magazine and newspaper advertisements. The students will have the opportunity to be involved in actual work experience and have their designs printed while learning to use professional process cameras, photo typesetting equipment, and large and small format photography. Prerequisite: GRD 1113-Advertising Design II. Fall, Spring. Lab Fee.
Units: 3
Offered: Fall & Spring Semesters
Area: Communication & Arts

GRD 2033 - Production And Layout II

In this continuation of Production and Layout I, the students will be working with more advanced production techniques with an emphasis on completing work for their personal portfolios. Prerequisite: GRD 2023-Production and Layout I. Fall, Spring. Lab Fee.
Units: 3
Offered: Fall & Spring Semesters
Area: Communication & Arts

GRD 2043 - Commercial Illustration

Both product and editorial illustration assignments will be presented to the students. Projects will include work with pen and ink, airbrush, color separations, and black and white color photography. Fall, Spring. Lab Fee.
Units: 3
Offered: Fall & Spring Semesters
Area: Communication & Arts

GRD 2083 - Designing For The Internet

An introductory course that explores the necessary ingredients of a good web page and how to design a web page both mechanically and aesthetically to accomplish the purpose of the page. Emphasis will be on the fundamental structure of a web page and the basic tools of design and construction. Prerequisite: Photoshop Studio
Units: 3
Offered:
Area: Communication & Arts

GRD 2153 - Photoshop Studio II

For students having completed PhotoShop Studio, this course offers the opportunity to experiment creatively with these newly learned skills. Students will work within a series of assignments that go beyond basic techniques to the creation of multi-layered artwork.
Units: 3
Offered:
Area: Communication & Arts

GRD 2163 - Silkscreen II

Continuation of Silkscreen I gives the students the opportunity to expand technical skills. Students may use typesetting and process cameras to produce compositions. Prerequisite: GRD 1163 Silkscreen I. Spring. Lab Fee.
Units: 3
Offered: Spring Semesters
Area: Communication & Arts

GRD 2183 - Desktop Publishing And Design II

QuarkXpress on Macintosh computers is an industry standard in the design and publishing fields. This course builds on skills learned in Desktop Publishing and Design I and gives the student the opportunity to use Quark in more detail, including color applications. Students will design ads, newsletters, booklets, business cards, posters, flyers and logos.
Units: 3
Offered:
Area: Communication & Arts

GRD 2590 - Special Studies

Individual study of various topics and concepts in graphic design. Course content and objectives to be developed and approved by the instructor and student. Variable credit. Prerequisite. Permission of the instructor.
Units: 1-6
Offered:
Area: Communication & Arts