Oct 24, 2021  
2021-2022 General Catalog 
    
2021-2022 General Catalog
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CIS 254 - Basic Multimedia Design


2 credits
This course is designed to introduce students to the basic principles of good graphic design. Principles essential in guiding a viewer's eye through visual communication pieces - whether in print or on the web. Students gain knowledge of typography, and effective type combinations, as well as work with color as a visual tool. Students will use software learned in other courses such as Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, and InDesign to create projects to demonstrate their understanding of the principles they are studying. This course explores project ideation, and build on how to effectively place elements and unify a design for clear communication through use of visual hierarchy. Students will further gain understanding of effective graphic design through case studies of professional design work from around the globe. The study of professional work opens a window to students on what sort of expectations are awaiting them upon graduation, and what level of work they will need to produce to consider these professionals as their peers in the future. Concepts learned in this course will be the foundation of all graphic design projects created for all remaining courses and as professional designers upon graduation.



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