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Graphic Design (GAD)
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Program Overview:
The Graphic Arts & Design program prepares students for an exciting career in advertising, marketing, publishing, or as a professional graphic designer. Students perform a variety of computerized visual communication activities for the purposes of persuading, selling, and influencing consumer 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 in real-world settings. 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. This well-rounded program offers a strong foundation in graphic arts and design, advanced-level art and design courses, and a liberal studies component

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Semester 1
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ENG 1111
Composition I
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Composition I is an introductory course in composition and rhetoric emphasizing expository prose. Major focus is on organization, paragraph structure, and elimination of mechanical errors. The writing course sequence will (1) develop awareness of the writing process; (2) provide inventional, organizational, and editorial strategies; (3) stress the variety of uses for writing; and (4) emphasize critical skills in reading, thinking, and writing. Grade of C or better is required for IAI transfer credit. (Not to be used for humanities credit)

GAD 1201
Computer Graphic Fundamentals
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In this course, students learn the most important topics on the elements of design. From working with typography, imagery, and color to researching and obtaining visual communication design. Students also learn how to design on a Macintosh computer through applying industry standards for page layout, illustration, and photo alteration in Adobe Creative Cloud programs such as Photoshop, InDesign, and Illustrator. The focus will be on digital media, interactive design, and typography to ensure students have the information needed to work in the ever-changing world of graphic design. PREREQUISITE/CO-REQUISITE: ART 1113 Introduction to Drawing or GAD 1213 Drawing I or consent of instructor.

GAD 1213
Drawing I
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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. Students will learn essential skills such as recording edges, creating dimension, adding accuracy, developing value, balancing compositional elements, and drawing the human face.

GAD 1217
Photography I
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Students will learn to capture an image under virtually any circumstance by understanding the basics of simple exposure. Students will progress in shooting: low-light photography, night-time photography, action photography, advanced painting with light set-ups, macro-photography, extensive posing sessions, extensive use of studio flash, and lighting set-up, along with use of on and off-camera flash. The course will cover equipment, such as bags and tripods and their uses; extensive coverage of lenses and filters to help the student get the best photographs possible; lighting equipment and techniques such as reflectors, off camera flash, bouncing light, low-light photography and painting with light.

MTH 1104
Quantitative Reasoning
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This course focuses on mathematical reasoning and the solving of real-life problems, rather than on routine skills and appreciation. Four topics are studied in depth: Critical thinking, mathematics of finance, statistics, and geometry. The use of calculators and computers are strongly encouraged. PREREQUISITE: PRE 0420 Intermediate Algebra or REM 0422 Math Literacy, or two years of college preparatory algebra and one year geometry with a grade of C or better, or sufficient score on the placement test, or consent of instructor.

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MTH 1201
Technical Mathematics
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This course is designed for students enrolled in technical programs. Topics include: measurement and approximation, algebraic principles and operation, identification and use of formulas. In addition, geometric and trigonometric principles may also be covered if applicable to the program area. Emphasis is placed on the application of mathematical concepts to the solution of problems in vocational and technical fields. PREREQUISITE: REM 0420 Basic Math with a C or better or scoring at beginning algebra level on placement exam.

Term Total
15
Semester 2
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GAD 1205
Introduction to Videography
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This course is an exploration of the principles, mechanics, techniques, and aesthetics of video production and editing. This course is designed to help students use video as an effective form of communication. Students will learn how to obtain video and how to digitally edit using industry standard software. Students will practice pre-production planning and writing, production procedures, and post-production editing.

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.

GAD 1214
Design Fundamentals I
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During this course students will learn art fundamentals concepts with two-dimensional visual examples from many periods, peoples, and cultures for all elements and principles of design. Students will acquire knowledge from paintings, graphic design, architecture, and new media to help them recognize the language of design in everyday life. Students will be provided with studio art demonstrations, video interviews that provide insight into the creative process, and interactive exercises that will help explore the foundations of art.

SOC 2101
Principles of Sociology
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A study of society, including the rules, interactions and cultural patterns that organize everyday life. Includes the analysis of social conflict, the structure and function of institution, the dynamics of individual and group interactions, social stratification and interactions among diverse groups of people.

SPE 1101
Fundamentals of Effective Speaking
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Short informative and persuasive speeches are prepared and presented. This course places emphasis on selection and organization of materials, methods of securing interest and attention, and elements of delivery as well as characteristics of effective criticism and listening.

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SPE 1111
Interpersonal Communications
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An introduction to the basic theories and concepts relevant to face-to-face interaction. Emphasis is placed on the role of communication in the creation, maintenance, and termination of social, romantic, familial, and professional relationships.

Term Total
15
Program Total
30


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