Art - Graphic Design (ARTG)

ARTG 122 Design It!3 Credits

Exploration of design as the foundation of all the visual arts. Approaching design through a broad hands-on tactile experience.

Fees: Yes.

ARTG 196 Topics:1-3 Credits

Course may be taken multiple times up to maximum of 15 credit hours.

ARTG 201 Adobe Illustrator2 Credits

Introduction. Techniques for using vector-based drawing program explored through exercises to learn the application and features as used by graphic designers for print and electronic media.

ARTG 202 Adobe Photoshop2 Credits

Introduction. Techniques for using raster-based software for print, video, web and other multi-media applications.

ARTG 203 Adobe InDesign2 Credits

Techniques for using the program explored. Exercises to learn the application and features as used by graphic designers and professional publishers.

ARTG 215 Graphic Design I3 Credits

Basic use and operation of graphics computer, exclusively Macintosh, with focus on terminology, hardware, peripheral devices, system management, and software (systems and applications). Including establishment of operation files, job information files, information capture and placement, and maintenance.

Fees: Yes.

ARTG 221 Graphic Design II3 Credits

Principles of design and layout techniques, including thumbnail, rough, and comprehensive layouts: work planning and preparation of artwork with focus on computer and hand generated images.

Prerequisites: ARTE 101, ARTE 102, ARTG 215.

Corequisites: ARTG 222.

Fees: Yes.

ARTG 222 Illustration I3 Credits

Approaches to traditional and contemporary illustration. Materials will be introduced and developed for practical use.

Prerequisites: ARTG 215.

Corequisites: ARTG 221.

Fees: Yes.

ARTG 296 Topics:1-3 Credits

Course may be taken multiple times up to maximum of 15 credit hours.

ARTG 301 Digital Illustration3 Credits

Advanced creation of digital imagery focusing on visual content and composition in print and multi-media applications.

Prerequisites: ARTG 215, ARTG 221, and ARTG 222.

Fees: Yes.

ARTG 320 Letterforms and Typography3 Credits

Study of letterforms and typography including terminology, type style identification and design, use of type within a design, composition, copyfitting, and basic principles of pattern and spatial design.

Prerequisites: ARTG 215 and ARTG 221.

Fees: Yes.

ARTG 321 Advanced Typography3 Credits

Explore traditional and contemporary forms of typography and compositions through letterpress and hand rendering approaches.

Prerequisites: ARTG 320.

Fees: Yes.

ARTG 333 Illustration II3 Credits

Illustration techniques in context of contemporary materials and methods. Advanced use of materials.

Prerequisites: ARTG 221 and ARTG 222.

Fees: Yes.

ARTG 337 Illustration III3 Credits

Storytelling through traditional and contemporary illustration medium. Emphasis placed on developing concepts, execution and professional practices.

Prerequisites: ARTG 333.

Fees: Yes.

ARTG 338 Advertising Design I3 Credits

Exploration of the various graphic communication applications common to the promotion of products and services, including brochures, posters, mailers, package design, and other items designed for print. Emphasis will be placed on design processes, prepress print production and the history of advertising.

Prerequisites: ARTG 301 and ARTG 320.

Fees: Yes.

ARTG 339 Advertising Design3 Credits

Advanced exploration of the various graphic communication applications common to the promotion of products and services, including brochures, posters, mailers, package design, and other items designed for print. Emphasis will be placed on design processes, prepress print production and the history of advertising.

Prerequisites: ARTG 301, ARTG 320, and ARTG 338.

Fees: Yes.

ARTG 373 Screen Printing for Graphic Design3 Credits

Introduce concepts and techniques of screen printing within Graphic Design and Illustration. Become familiar with industry tools, equipment and processes.

Prerequisites: ARTG 221.

Fees: Yes.

ARTG 395 Independent Study1-3 Credits

Course may be taken multiple times up to maximum of 6 credit hours.

ARTG 396 Topics:1-3 Credits

Course may be taken multiple times up to maximum of 15 credit hours.

ARTG 401 Digital Painting3 Credits

Introduction to the language of digital painting. Fundamental skills of proportion, perspective, and color mixing. Translating light and color into a digital space. Perceptual problem solving in the practical application of digital painting.

Prerequisites: ARTG 301.

Fees: Yes.

ARTG 405 Website Design3 Credits

Creation and development of well-designed and functional Web pages/sites to accommodate clients' promotional and business needs. Topics covered include software, creation of graphics, publishing, design theory for the Web, typography and promotion.

Prerequisites: ARTG 301 and ARTG 320.

Fees: Yes.

ARTG 406 UX Design3 Credits

Investigation, analysis and application of User Experience and emerging website design trends.

Prerequisites: ARTG 405.

Fees: Yes.

ARTG 421 Contemporary Letterpress3 Credits

Approaches to traditional and contemporary letterpress. Materials will be introduced and technique developed for practical use.

Prerequisites: ARTG 221.

Course may be taken 2 times for credit.

ARTG 437 Illustration IV3 Credits

Advanced illustration development focusing on concept, content, materials and techniques. Emphasis on individual artistic style and personal visual communication perception.

Prerequisites: ARTG 337 or permission of instructor.

Fees: Yes.

ARTG 450 Identity Design3 Credits

Exploration of visual communication designed for public and private business and organization identity. Emphasis will be placed on the process of design and approaches to image generation for identity systems and standards.

Prerequisites: ARTG 301 and ARTG 320.

ARTG 493 Portfolio Development3 Credits

Development of portfolio materials to be used for gaining employment. Emphasis placed on current industry professional practices including presentation formats, resume development, contracts and salary negotiations.

Prerequisites: ARTG 405 and ARTG 406.

Course may be taken multiple times up to maximum of 15 credit hours.

Fees: Yes.

ARTG 495 Independent Study1-3 Credits

Course may be taken multiple times up to maximum of 6 credit hours.

ARTG 496 Topics:1-3 Credits

Course may be taken multiple times up to maximum of 15 credit hours.

ARTG 499 Internship3 Credits

Placement in an agency or corporate department to provide an enhanced transition from the classroom to the work setting through first-hand experience. The student is expected to complete 135 clock hours.

Prerequisites: ARTG 450.