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Graphic Arts and Design (GAD)
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The Graphic Arts & Design certificate will prepare students to perform a variety of computerized visual communication activities, from an artists’ perspective, for the purpose of influencing consumer, commerce, and social behavior. The program provides a robust curriculum of conceptual problem solving, critical thinking, creativity, and formal design. Emphasis is placed on branding and marketing strategies. Particular areas of study encompass typography, print and editorial design, branding and identity, information design, packaging, computer animation as well as production and presentation skills.

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Semester 1
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SU2016
FA2016
ART 1113
Introduction to Drawing
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This course is a foundational study for two-dimensional media. Instruction includes basic drawing techniques, media use, and concepts. The course is designed to provide a survey of drawing methods and materials and to broaden the student's appreciation and skills in drawing.

GAD 1201
Computer Graphic Fundamentals
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The course introduces the individual to graphic design using the computer. This course develops a technical understanding of how the operating system and design software interact to influence the development of computer art from a visual perspective. Further emphasis is placed on developing a fundamental understanding of industry standards, page layout, illustration, and photo alteration software (e. g. PowerPoint, Adobe Illustrator, and Adobe Photoshop). PREREQUISITE/CO-REQUISITE: ART 1113 Introduction to Drawing or GAD 1213 Drawing I or consent of instructor.

GAD 1211
Computer Graphic Applications
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The course focuses on developing design and production skills for printed publications. Students will use industry-standard digital tools to efficiently and accurately create 2D graphic elements and content. Basic visual design and production techniques are covered, including typography, vector-based graphics, and approaches to corporate identity and branding. Further, students will attain advanced skills with Photoshop's tool sets, techniques, capabilities and commands. Emphasis will be placed on making accurate selections, creating digital composites, working with contrast and color control/correction and layers, and developing professional skills needed for the digital print imaging industry. PREREQUISITE/CO-REQUISITE: ART 1114 Design I or GAD 1214 Design Fundamentals I or consent of instructor.

Term Total
9
Semester 2
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SU2016
FA2016
ART 1114
Design I
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Design I is a foundational study of problems in organizing two-dimensional space. Students will work with a variety of materials including traditional and digital media to create original designs. Students will learn Adobe design software Illustrator and Photoshop. Students will explore color theory and contemporary modes of design.

GAD 1221
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GAD 1231
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Term Total
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Program Total
12


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