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Graphic Arts and 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
Prefix/Num
Title
Info
CR
SU2017
FA2017
ENG 1111
Composition I
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3
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GAD 1201
Computer Graphic Fundamentals
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3
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GAD 1213
Drawing I
about
3
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GAD 1217
Photography I
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3
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MTH 1104
Quantitative Reasoning
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MTH 1201
Technical Mathematics
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3
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Term Total
15
Semester 2
Prefix/Num
Title
Info
CR
SU2017
FA2017
GAD 1205
Introduction to Videography
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3
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GAD 1211
Computer Graphic Applications
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3
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GAD 1214
Design Fundamentals I
about
3
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SOC 2101
Principles of Sociology
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3
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SPE 1101
Fundamentals of Effective Speaking
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SPE 1111
Interpersonal Communications
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3
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Term Total
15
Semester 3
Prefix/Num
Title
Info
CR
SU2017
FA2017
BUS 1101
Introduction to Business
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3
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GAD 1281
Fundamentals of Art History I
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3
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GAD 2212
Design Fundamentals II
about
3
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GAD 2231
Computer Animation
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3
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PSY 1101
General Psychology I
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3
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Term Total
15
Semester 4
Prefix/Num
Title
Info
CR
SU2017
FA2017
GAD 2221
Computer Graphic Techniques
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3
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GAD 2225
Typography I
about
3
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GAD 2230
Digital Imaging
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3
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GAD 2281
Fundamentals of Art History II
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3
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GAD 2297
Graphic Art & Design Portfolio
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1
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GAD 2298
Graphic Design Internship
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2
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Term Total
15
Program Total
60


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